Depression is hard, and it’s a hard thing to talk about. The causes and implications of depression are complex. God made us body, mind, and soul, and these things all interrelate. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t work toward educating ourselves about depression, for our own benefit and for the good of those we’re walking alongside in real life. There are a few things all Christians should know about depression! Today, we are joined by Aubrey Coleman, a fellow staff writer on The Daily Grace Co. team. Aubrey has a degree in biblical counseling, and she offers her wisdom and insight on this topic. She also co-wrote a study on depression that was recently released from The Daily Grace Co. Never Alone is a 4-week study on the topic of depression. Through the course of this study, you will walk through the lives of faithful saints who wrestled with depression, and in doing so, you will be reminded that regardless of what this life brings, the people of God will never walk alone.
5 Things Christians Should Know about Depression
- You can be a faithful Christian and battle with depression. (7:43)
- Depression is not sinful, but our response to it has the potential to lead to sin. (14:02)
- Depression doesn’t look the same for everyone. (22:41)
- There is no quick fix to depression. (26:33)
- Scripture speaks to the heart of depression. (38:18)
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Ep. 64 The Beauty of Racial and Cultural Diversity in the Church With Aubrey Coleman by Daily Grace
Bonus: How Can We Respond to Racial Injustice? by Daily Grace
Ep. 101 How to Engage With Anger With Aubrey Coleman by Daily Grace
Never Alone: Walking with God Through Depression by The Daily Grace Co.
Maverick City Music
Silicone Garlic Peeler
Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice Tea
Ep. 12 Ed Welch On Depression and Finding Lasting Deliverance from Sadness, Grief, and Despair by Great Stories with Charles Morris
Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy by Mark Vrgoeop
Ep. 114 The Pathway from Heartbreak to Hope with Mark Vrgoeop by Daily Grace
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
Scripture mentioned in this episode:
1 Kings 19:5
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