Depressed or Feeling Depressed.
Depression can often overtake our lives in such away that it feels like there is a continual dark cloud following us – it seems that there is no hope or reason to keep going with life. You may be experiencing a wide range of physical symptoms and emotions for example, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, weight loss/gain, irritability, emptiness, numbness or suicidal.
Sometimes these symptoms and emotions may be accompanied by hearing voices, hallucinations or paranoia.
Feelings of depression are very isolating and you may think that no one will understand what you are going through.
You are not alone
You may know other people who are depressed, but you may not know that the Bible has many examples of people who experienced difficult times – God identified with them in their time of need.
We want you to know that the ultimate friend we can turn to in the pain and darkness of depression is Jesus Himself. He can be trusted to handle your fears, doubts, frustrations and despair because He loves you.
A Depressed Women Healed.
If we read the short story below and how this poor women, a outcast put her trust in Jesus.
[Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped. And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?” When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ” But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.” Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.
48 And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” Luke 8.43]