Depression is no respecter of persons.
It can strike anyone. If you have never experienced a prolonged season of depression, consider yourself fortunate. But don’t assume it can’t happen to you.
“I am troubled, I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long,” (Psalm 38:6, NKJV).
David was a man after God’s own heart, but experienced times of severe depression. Note David’s words about himself: “I go mourning all the day long.” What triggers depression? Many things. David was under constant attack by his enemies, both physical and verbal. Additionally, even his family and friends were avoiding him during his time of suffering and pain. But David didn’t allow depression to destroy him. In his desperation he sought the Lord.
God heard his prayers and restored him. Depression is widespread here in America. Just look at the ads on TV for medication that claims to help combat it. Sometimes medication is genuinely needed. But God is our best medicine. He can help you identify the root causes of your depression and heal you from the inside out. Depressed? Talk with God about it.
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.