And the battle with depression

…continues. I traveled this past week with all day (and evening) meetings, so little chance to post. I appreciate everyone’s responses (mostly offline) to the posts on depression; many people have emailed and others have spoken to me face-to-face about their own trials and struggles with depression. If even one person is helped by what I have written, I am glad that I could help. Paul’s encouragement of 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 is right on target.

It is amazing that some of the things I wrote about in the posts have come back again in real life (triggers that surprise!). So, the challenge and battle of depression is a constant reminder of how much we are dependent on God’s grace and not our own strength. I am doing better than I was 3-4 weeks ago. Thanks, also, for my wife and a couple friends who are supportive and good listeners.

For those struggling with this, I pray that God will bring the right person at the right time with the right words to speak words of hope and comfort in Jesus Christ.

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6 Responses to And the battle with depression

  1. jennihusker says:

    2 Cor 1: 3-7 is a big comfort to me. Also, 1 Peter 5:7. We have such a mighty God. Thanking Him for His grace and Mercy and asking for the strength to carry out His will. Another great article, Rich.

    Blessings

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  2. Emily Cook says:

    So glad for the update… you have been on my mind!
    Continued prayers for you! May God uphold you and sustain you through every means possible!

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  3. As you are discovering, it appears that depression is something that some of us face for possibly a lifetime. It comforts me to know that I am not alone in this battle. It is especially comforting to know that some of the Bibles greatest figures suffered from depression: Elijah and David.

    Jeff

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  4. debbonilla says:

    Thank you, Rich.

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