Depression

Scriptures:

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8, NIV)

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37, ESV)

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8, ESV)

“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:4-5)

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33, NIV)

“The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” (Psalm 9:9, ESV)

Books:

Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness by Edward T. Welch 

When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God – and Joy by John Piper

Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression by Zack Eswine (The Gospel Coalition)

Christians Get Depressed Too by David Murray (The Gospel Coalition)

Talking to Depression by Claudia Strauss (Saddleback) 

Dealing With Depression: Trusting God through the Dark Times by Sarah Collins (The Gospel Coalition)

Websites, podcasts, other resources:

  1. http://media.focusonthefamily.com/pastoral/pdf/FX856_Depression_ABriefOverview_08-26-14.pdf (ARTICLE)
  2. https://mentalhealthgracealliance.org/christian-mental-health-and-mental-illness/2019/6/18/discovering-hope-when-it-feels-like-depression-has-won (ARTICLE)
  3. https://mentalhealthgracealliance.org/christian-mental-health-and-mental-illness/2019/9/25/you-are-worth-it (ARTICLE)
  4. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/joni-eareckson-tada-on-finding-jesus-in-your-gethsemane/ (PODCAST)
  5. https://www1.cbn.com/overcoming-depression (ARTICLE) 

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