The struggles of depression and loneliness are real, and therefore it is a topic that we have to consider.

John Street said in regards to Elijah, “What an incredible victory for Elijah! But as we’re about to see, even in our times of greatest usefulness, victory, and success, we may be just a step away from falling into the darkest of depression.” (Men Counseling Men, pg 117)

Missionary Anthony Norris Groves said, “I sometimes feel sadly depressed, and truly I have reason to be so, looking back on a worse than useless life, and though I know that grace abounds, my heart is often quite devoid of joy.” – (Father of Faith Missions. pg 249)

Even useful men, like Elijah and Groves, found themselves facing the darkness of depression.

Yet the Bible does not leave the believer, in the midst of such darkness, without hope. As Dallimore recorded of Charles Spurgeon, who had a very sensitive nature and after someone falsely cried fire in one of his meetings, which led to people dying. “Spurgeon continued in his broken condition for seven or eight days. Then, as he walked in his friend’s garden, a verse of Scripture about Christ flashed into his mind. He saw it afresh–‘Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every name,’ and as he fed his soul upon its truth he began to improve. His burden was gradually lifted so he could return to his home. On the following Sunday he ministered again at New Park Street. He had been out of his pulpit for but one Sunday.” (pg. 71 – A New Biography, A. Dallimore)

When Having Depression, Call Truth to Your Mind

Surely my soul remembers And is bowed down within me. This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:20-23 Audio: This I Recall to My Mind Video: Where Is Help For the Discouraged and Depressed?

Paul Washer on Overcoming Depression

In 2009 brother Paul shared for a brief two minutes on overcoming depression, he mentioned, “So many things that seem to be where we treat ourselves as pitiful victims when in actuality, we’re guilty criminals.” Video: Overcoming Depression

Depression and Loneliness

Being all alone can be a massive trial. Yet one of the most sobering things to consider about the Lord Jesus Christ is that He was the loneliest person who has ever lived. Audio: Loneliness of the Lord Jesus Christ Video: What Really Ministers to Loneliness?

“A Lost Persons Mockilng Tells Me I Must Be Depressed For What I Believe”

What would you say if someone said to you, “I wanted to know if you ever get depressed when you think about the fact that you have no historical or scientific evidence to back up what you believe?” Video: Am I Depressed For What I Believe?

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You Cannot Blame God for What Happened to You

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You Cannot Blame God for What Happened to You

Diego grew up in the church and only by God's Grace was saved in Christ alone at a older age. He was molested by a Catholic Priest when he was younger. He could of easily blamed God and denied the Lord because of the sins of a human sinner.

Overcoming Depression

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Overcoming Depression

he question is what have I learned from Jay Adams concerning depression? And that is, I guess the greatest thing would be this: that to be able to discern when I am believing a lie...

The Presence of Christ in Times of Loneliness

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The Presence of Christ in Times of Loneliness

Tim exhorts the believer to find their refuge in Christ, and to not run to sin the midst of loneliness and other discouragements.

Where Is Help For the Discouraged and Depressed?

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Where Is Help For the Discouraged and Depressed?

The strong encouragement, and hope, for the depressed sinner, is that there is a God who will save all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Loneliness of the Lord Jesus Christ

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Loneliness of the Lord Jesus Christ

One of the most sobering things to consider about the Lord Jesus Christ is that He was the loneliest person who has ever lived.

Do You Have Any Peace in Your Life?

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Do You Have Any Peace in Your Life?

Where does the world get its peace from? -- They get it when everything is going right.

This I Recall to My Mind

This I Recall to My Mind

This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. The Lord's loving kindnesses indeed never cease,

What Really Ministers to Loneliness?

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What Really Ministers to Loneliness?

Someone's bodily presence does not necessarily make loneliness go away. Rather it is...

Am I Depressed For What I Believe?

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Am I Depressed For What I Believe?

"I wanted to know if you ever get depressed when you think about the fact that you have no historical or scientific evidence to back up what you believe?"

Peace and Purpose Are Found in Christ

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Peace and Purpose Are Found in Christ

My life was together from an external standpoint but there was no string to tie my life together. Why was I here? What was the purpose of my life?