Defining Depression

Evil has completely saturated the world of human beings.  We are being drenched with a thousand variations of sin and rebellion.  In olden times, an enemy would surround a city, and essentially let the inhabitants starve until they would surrender.  I wonder at times, if this tactic is not working in us today, on some kindContinue reading “Defining Depression”

The Valley of Tears

“As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.” Psalm 84:6 (NIV). In the Hebrew, the word “baka” means tears. In Psalm 84, the sons of Korah write their praises of God and note that those whose strength is in theContinue reading “The Valley of Tears”

The Fellowship of Pain

“In one of the villages, Jesus met a man with an advanced case of leprosy. When the man saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground, begging to be healed. “Lord,” he said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.” Luke 5:12, NLT The Bible text reveals thatContinue reading “The Fellowship of Pain”

Depression: Take Another Look

  Depression has been called the “common cold” of mental disorders, and one source estimates that it disrupts the lives of 30 to 40 million Americans. Depression is too complicated to solve with a single answer. Gary Collins, in Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide (Dallas: Word, 1988), lists eight major categories of causes for depression,*Continue reading “Depression: Take Another Look”