Scriptures of encouragement for depression

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Spiritual Depression Quotes by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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God's Help For Depression and Anxiety

20 Bible Verses to Help You with Depression

Mental illness is a serious problem in society today and one that I feel is too often brushed under the carpet. I wonder why that is? One in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health issue in a year. Anxiety and depression are the most common forms of mental health problems in the UK and per population of , will self-harm in some way. A variety of things may cause us to be more affected by mental health issues than we should be. Family issues, financial issues, addiction and more.

Old Testament Bible Verses About Depression:

Depression is real, and if you are fighting it you are not alone. President Abraham Lincoln battled depression and suicide all his adult life. There were times when for his own safety Lincoln would not allow himself to carry a knife, for fear that he would hurt himself, or worse. Read about Lincoln turning to the Bible to relieve his depression. Let the Scriptures help you just like they have helped so many of us. We live in a world devoid of hope, and depression is the emotional product of that reality.

D epression is something that has been around for thousands of years. People who suffer from depression often are sad or uninterested in anything. Depressed people sleep a lot and enjoy spending time in darkness, rather than the light. This will take our focus off of ourselves and help us to find true peace and joy in serving others. I have found some things in the Bible that should help you to overcome depressing times. Take a look at these 15 helpful Scriptures.

My daughter had just turned fifteen months when I was suddenly hit with debilitating depression. I would lie in bed most of the day barely having energy to brush my teeth and then half an hour before my husband came home from work, I would scramble to tidy, make a fast dinner and present a smile to him when he walked through the door. I was a good actress. The guilt was overwhelming. The self-deprecating voice became my constant companion and I listened to the lies that only caused me to spiral further downward.

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