What does the bible have to say about depression?

In this and other passages of Scripture on depression, we are reminded that God is always close to those with broken hearts. No matter how deep the pit of despair you find yourself in, God can get you out of there. The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in difficult times. Visit the Bible online to search for words if you don't know the specific passage you're looking for.

Although the word depression isn't used in the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments describe feelings associated with depression. Behind every support specialist, Bible study editor, graphic designer, and accountant is a Sunday school teacher, children's volunteer, or small group leader. All quotes from the Scriptures, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, the standard version in English. Let's explore depression from a biblical perspective and answer your questions about depression through grace and love.

In the Bible, King David, like gospel leaders, such as Paul, who spent many years in prison, feel depressed and hopeless. I offer private counseling, a Bible study on healthy habits, and a 90-day diary for Christian women and church groups. You are the church and Lifeway is here to serve you with biblical resources for everything life throws at you. For those who appreciate Christian philosophy regarding faith, here are several bible verses about depression, taken from the New Life Translation.

Reginald Thomson
Reginald Thomson

Reverend Thomson is a pastor and Bible scholar with over 10 years of experience in ministry and biblical studies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies, a Master of Divinity degree. As a Bible scholar, Rev Thomson has published numerous articles and books on various topics in biblical studies, including hermeneutics, exegesis, and biblical theology. He is widely respected for his expertise in the original languages of the Bible, and he is frequently invited to speak at conferences and seminars on biblical scholarship. He loves working with his church youth group. He is a frequent guest on the Scripture for Todaypodcast.

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