Because their anger lasts only a moment, and their favor is for life. Crying may last all night, but joy comes with the morning. The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in difficult times. All quotes from the Scriptures, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, the standard version in English.
Behind every support specialist, Bible study editor, graphic designer, and accountant is a Sunday school teacher, children's volunteer, or small group leader. Between 10 and 15 percent of teens have problems with symptoms of depression, while one in five adults has a major mental illness. The Bible may not say much directly about mental illness, but there are many Bible verses that provide comfort to those struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, and more. The conversation about mental illness and its validity has sometimes been controversial, especially among those in the faith.
The Bible is full of examples of people who showed symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other types of mental illness. For those who appreciate Christian philosophy regarding faith, here are several Bible verses about depression, taken from the New Life Translation. Whether it's a pastor, a Sunday school teacher, or a religious believer, the alleged struggle with mental illness should not be a cause for shame or kept hidden. Visit the Bible online to search for words if you don't know the specific passage you're looking for.