“I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus…” (V2)
Most people experience depression at some point in their lives. It’s a far more common problem than many people realize. It is a form of self-imposed isolation that may be spiritually, or physically caused.
Physical illness, the loss of a loved one, the sense that one has failed, and many other difficulties may lead a person to become depressed.
Even great men of God become depressed for significant periods of their lives. Job, Moses, and Elijah all wished at some point that they would die. David became depressed over his sin, and Jeremiah grieved greatly for the sins of the people of Israel.
A depressed person may suffer more real pain than a person with a physical illness. One of the most distressing things about depression is the realization that there is often no simple solution for it. Certain physical conditions (such as a chemical imbalance, menopausal change, or hypoglycemia) may cause depression as a side-effect. On the other hand, it is equally dangerous to minimize the symptoms of depression. Pretending that nothing is bothering you will not cause your depression to go away. The powerful, positive principle of forgiveness will unlock our depressed spirit and set the power of God free in our soul. (Ed Hindson)
PRAYER LINE: Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure, By the cross are sanctified; Peace is there that knows no measure, Joys that through all time abide – Bowring.
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A Heart in tune with God sings melodies of praise.

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