Pharmaceutical companies are continually running advertisements for different medications for the treatment of depression. Clinical Depression seems to be at near epidemic levels in our culture. If you are suffering from depression, please, talk to your doctor and take advantage of the help that is available.
Some depression is not as severe as others. Yet, when one suffers from any level of depression they need encouragement. When we are depressed we need to know someone cares. Even if I am simply feeling “down” or “blue” I need reassurance that someone cares. At times in our lives we all need a shoulder to cry on. When you and I have our moments of self-doubt or when we feel alone; remember:
- Your real friends care – Prov 27:9, “Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.”
- Your family cares – Matt 7:9-10, “Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent?”
- The Creator cares – Rom 8:31-32, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”
- The Savior cares – John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
I care, even if I do not know you personally. I daily pray for you as a reader of this blog.
2 thoughts on “A Shoulder to Cry On”
Thank you Scott. I have suffered with depression for many years but under control now. Growing up in the church I was depressed as a teen the ladies told me I didn’t believe that God could heal me of my depression be a useful I wanted to seek help. I didn’t seek help until many years later. They told me if I depended on drugs to work I was going g down wrong path. Only God could heal me and I thank God for some sisters at the FWB congregation to help me 7nderstand more and also sisters from Germany.
Believe me it is real and many still need help.
Dianne, Thank you for opening up. Yes, Depression is real. Clinical depression is more than just feeling blue, it is not a lack of faith. It is a medical / neurological condition that has many causes. As Christians we need to help and support those suffering and not make them feel worse by our lack of understanding and compassion.