Depression can affect you short term after a loss of a loved one or a disaster. It may be a chronic feeling of hopelessness caused by life experience. Or, it may be a chemical imbalance that robs the individual of the opportunity to experience happiness.
What ever the source, we as Christians have an obligation to help those who are dealing with the devastating effects of depression. We are to encourage and support. We are to pray for one another. We are to cry with the mourning and laugh with the happy. We are to assist the medically needy, including taking a friend to a doctor.
Many struggle with depression alone. Let’s help our Christian family to face the challenge and know that they are not alone!