ARE YOU Depressed?
WORK IT OUT
The Bible is full of examples of a heart filled with despair. In some ways we all struggle with times of deep sadness and doubt, but if your desire for comfort or being understood is high, you likely struggle with despair as a predominant heart attitude. No one wants to admit they are needy and feel unwanted, but choosing to mourn and repenting of looking for comfort in the wrong places are signs you are on the path to redemption.
This worksheet will walk you through specific passages from God’s word to help you identify the idols in your life and point you toward repentance and putting on a heart of hope.
Use the password “transformed” to open the worksheet
During a time of adversity, Jerry Bridges began a thorough Bible study on the topic of God’s sovereignty. What he learned changed his life, and in Trusting God he shares the fruit of that study. As you explore the scope of God’s power over nations, nature, and even the details of your life, you’ll find yourself trusting Him more completely—even when life hurts.
John Piper Q&A on Depression and Discouragement.
Beau Hughes struggled with depression and learned that the Lord is not so much intent on taking away the pain as He is on teaching His children to trust Him through it. Diagnosed at the age of 3 with clinical depression, Beau spent his entire life bearing the weight of that label. As he grew in his faith and explored the causes of sadness in human hearts, Beau spent a season trying to wean off his medication. The outcome taught Beau that the Lord is not so much intent on taking away the pain as He is on teaching His children to trust Him through it.