Depression is a liar, a voice straight from Satan. The more we listen to depression, the darker our world becomes.
Unfortunately, we often try to make a depressed person feel better by building their self-esteem instead of correcting the lie.
Fear, insecurity, and hopelessness are symptoms, not the cause of depression.
I’m speaking from experience. Several years ago I let a life disappointment take me into a 6 month pit of depression. Only when I quit listening to the lie did I start to recover.
And depression often tells this lie: “You can’t be happy unless…” The rest of the lie is different for different people: "unless your health improves...unless your finances improve... unless an important relationship improves...unless, unless…."
But this is the truth: our happiness depends on one circumstance alone—our relationship with the Lord.
He doesn’t always make situations happy, but His truth always gives us peace and sets us free (John 8:31-32; 14:27).
This post is not meant to be a treatment guide for clinical depression and it's purpose is not to take all causes of depression into account. I'm sorry that I had to disable comments due to multiple rude comments.