Depression

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ankagirl

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If I am a christian, why do I feel depressed.

I wish life could be easy. God lets us suffer so much and my friend suffers. I thought god was kind. Why?
I understand what it feels like, I’ve been there too. It’s important to remember, sometimes God calms the storm, but sometimes he lets the storm rage and calms his child. Suffering can draw us much closer to God. At a certain time during my teenage years, I lost my grandma and my baby brother at almost the same time. When it happened, I thought that God just didn’t care. But that’s not true. He was there with me the whole time, walking me through my pain. God IS kind, and he loves you like crazy. He said that ‘he will never leave you nor forsake you’. (Hebrews 13:5)
When you are feeling depressed, find a moment to pray and/or read your bible. God’s word is his way of speaking to us and reaching out to us in comfort.
Don’t give up, my friend! If you put your trust in Christ, he’ll be with you for good!
 

Subhumanoidal

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I understand what it feels like, I’ve been there too. It’s important to remember, sometimes God calms the storm, but sometimes he lets the storm rage and calms his child. Suffering can draw us much closer to God. At a certain time during my teenage years, I lost my grandma and my baby brother at almost the same time. When it happened, I thought that God just didn’t care. But that’s not true. He was there with me the whole time, walking me through my pain. God IS kind, and he loves you like crazy. He said that ‘he will never leave you nor forsake you’. (Hebrews 13:5)
When you are feeling depressed, find a moment to pray and/or read your bible. God’s word is his way of speaking to us and reaching out to us in comfort.
Don’t give up, my friend! If you put your trust in Christ, he’ll be with you for good!
You're about 12 years too late. This thread is from 2009 and the OP is no longer a member.
 

TabinRivCA

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I understand what it feels like, I’ve been there too. It’s important to remember, sometimes God calms the storm, but sometimes he lets the storm rage and calms his child. Suffering can draw us much closer to God. At a certain time during my teenage years, I lost my grandma and my baby brother at almost the same time. When it happened, I thought that God just didn’t care. But that’s not true. He was there with me the whole time, walking me through my pain. God IS kind, and he loves you like crazy. He said that ‘he will never leave you nor forsake you’. (Hebrews 13:5)
When you are feeling depressed, find a moment to pray and/or read your bible. God’s word is his way of speaking to us and reaching out to us in comfort.
Don’t give up, my friend! If you put your trust in Christ, he’ll be with you for good!
That is so sweet, God bless you for your thoughtfulness! You'll get use to things here, it took me a while:)(y)!
 
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Hey Dedders

Depression is a medical condition, just like diabeties, cancer or swine flu. If you are depressed you should see a doctor or a psychologist.

One thing I've learnt is that just because you're a Christian, it doesn't mean you're going to be happy all the time. Jesus never said it was going to be easy. He said take up your cross and follow me.
I'm Psychology student and Christian and I totally agree with you. Any one can be depressed, and there are so many causes for it, it doesn't mean God doesn't love us. It's only a period of time, I know how awful can be, even if each one has it cause.
 
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I understand what it feels like, I’ve been there too. It’s important to remember, sometimes God calms the storm, but sometimes he lets the storm rage and calms his child. Suffering can draw us much closer to God. At a certain time during my teenage years, I lost my grandma and my baby brother at almost the same time. When it happened, I thought that God just didn’t care. But that’s not true. He was there with me the whole time, walking me through my pain. God IS kind, and he loves you like crazy. He said that ‘he will never leave you nor forsake you’. (Hebrews 13:5)
When you are feeling depressed, find a moment to pray and/or read your bible. God’s word is his way of speaking to us and reaching out to us in comfort.
Don’t give up, my friend! If you put your trust in Christ, he’ll be with you for good!
Someone said your 12 years to late and the person is no longer a member. I am a new member and struggling with life and your post is a huge help to me. Just like to say thank you.
 
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If I am a christian, why do I feel depressed.

I wish life could be easy. God lets us suffer so much and my friend suffers. I thought god was kind. Why?
Paul's Thorn in the Flesh comes to mind. It kept him in tune with God.

2 Corinthians
12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
12:8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

These things remind us that we are as dust. We are nothing without Him. Remember that pain is temporary, but glorious fellowship in Heaven is forever. Let us pray one for another. Love and blessings upon you and your friend. We shall overcome by the Blood of the Lamb. He knows what it feels like.
 
May 24, 2014
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I'm Psychology student and Christian and I totally agree with you. Any one can be depressed, and there are so many causes for it, it doesn't mean God doesn't love us. It's only a period of time, I know how awful can be, even if each one has it cause.
Amen Mariana. Grandfather Adam's fall let so much trouble in the door. Praise God that our Redemption draweth nigh!

Luke
21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

I guess that the guy I posted to earlier came and left 12 years ago. Maybe the verses will bless someone else.