There are three types of depression to consider: What type do you have? Sometimes there will be a toxic mix of them.
- Guilty depression-– when our behavior hasn’t been what it should be (sin), this is the source of condemnation.
- Organic depression-– when it’s built into our DNA and part of our very being; it is fundamental in your personality. You can compare it to someone who has diabeties or MS.
- Reactionary depression— when we react to some bad news or an injury, a car crash, or working too much with no time off
Typically your depression will originate from one of the three kinds. Each will have different methods, but identifying them could help you move through them more gracefully. There can be an overlap, however. Reactionary depression is the most common, and Guilty depression can be the most hurtful to the Christian.
Satan is involved in the intenification of each, he condemns and strangles all hope. Worship and the Word “punches his lights out.”
Knowing the type of depression will give you understanding and help you defuse the situation. These things have helped me personally.