Category: Depression/Melancholy

Book Review: Depression: A Stubborn Darkness


by Dr. Ed Welch Well-meaning Christians will try to explain how being a part of the Kingdom of God makes depression impossible for a believer. They may say, “Depression isn’t part of the abundant life Jesus promised his disciples. Depression isn’t mentioned as being… Continue Reading “Book Review: Depression: A Stubborn Darkness”

Does Unconfessed Sin Clog Our Joy?


I am continuing to read John Piper’s little book When the Darkness Will Not Lift and sharing some of my own struggle with melancholy. In chapter 4, Piper turns to the issue of sin in our lives and how it can rob us of… Continue Reading “Does Unconfessed Sin Clog Our Joy?”

"Work"-ing through Depression


Chapter 3 of Piper’s little book, When the Darkness Will Not Lift, is entitled, “Fold Not the Arms of Action.” Piper writes, “Waiting for the Lord in a season of darkness should not be a time of inactivity. We should do what we can… Continue Reading “"Work"-ing through Depression”

Set Your Mind


You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3 Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors, remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no… Continue Reading “Set Your Mind”

Lean Hard!


I hope this encourages you as much as it did me. “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee.” Psalm 55:22 It is by an act of simple, prayerful faith we transfer our cares and anxieties, our sorrows and needs, to… Continue Reading “Lean Hard!”

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