Christians Suffer Too

“Being depressed does not disqualify you from being used by God either. Sometimes God uses us in spite of our depression. Sometimes He uses us because of our depression. God wants us to live a life of joy. We also have real and raw emotions, including depression. When you are depressed, don’t hide from the Bible, run to it. Don’t feel condemned, feel comforted.”

-- Jason R McNaughten, pastor and author of “A Depressed Christian”

In life, most of us consider ourselves quite high standing. A prayer in the morning, and a prayer in the evening. It’s possible there have been times where you’ve thought of yourself as completely invincible. You feel as if nothing can touch you, but in this way of thinking you’ve forgotten the broken world we live in. It’s certainly been a long road to getting to a spot of recovery, even for myself. Sometimes, I’d ask myself questions I most definitely knew the answers to. Things like,

“Should you really be by yourself right now?”

“Can a Christian really claim to be godly if they’re still feeling such sadness?”

In truth, many ask these questions to themselves too. You wonder if you can’t be both. That if you’re feeling depressed, you can’t have a successful relationship with God. This, is nothing more than a myth. If anything, this question certainly doesn’t come from God, it comes from down below. No one is perfect, even if you’re a Christian, everyone feels this. If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask your leaders for it. Don’t be afraid to tell people. But most importantly, don’t hide away.

We can help you in any way that you need. Also if you feel like you ever need someone to call, here are the suicide prevention hotlines

1-800-273-8255

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx

Please know you’re not alone, Christians get depressed too.

Severn Run