By Rev William Sam
Depression is a lot more common than we think. It affects many, many people, but very few know much about it, and even fewer know how to deal with it. Depression also affects spiritually healthy and strong Christians, like David (the Man After God’s Heart), Jonah (the prophet who led the Ninevites to believe in God), Charles Spurgeon, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther, and many more. The burden of depression should not be carried only by the person suffering from it. The church needs to step up as well.
Do you know anyone who suffers from depression? How have you supported that person?
What do you think you would do if you were to discover that a church member you know suffers from depression?