When Depression Deepens

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When depression deepens, every person will either draw closer to God or further away from him. When all hope seems to be lost, resolve to hope in God nonetheless.

  • When depression deepens, every person will either draw closer to God or further away from him.
  • No believer is immune to suffering through bouts of despair.

PSALM 42:1-11

When You’re Not Where You Want to Be (42:1-4)

  • If you have ever truly experienced the presence of God, no amount of separation is tolerable.
  • Even mature believers can experience depression to a level that is spiritually alarming and physically dangerous.
  • Your level of longing to gather with God’s people in worship tells something about the state of your soul.

When You Don’t Feel How You Want to Feel (42:5-8)

  • We must perform regular self-examination to determine the cause of internal sadness.
  • You must commit to worshiping even when you don’t feel like worshiping.
  • Confront your feelings with your faith in God’s power, trust in God’s control, and belief in God’s love.

When You Don’t Know What You Should Do (42:9-11)

  • God is not intimidated or infuriated by how you feel, so it is best to be honest with him.
  • You must decide if you will view God based on what you know or by what people say.
  • Stop listening to yourself, and start talking to yourself.
  • You will never make progress with depression if you neglect God in your attempts.
  • It is what it is, but it’s not what it always will be.

God is more trustworthy than your feelings.