The Psalmist and Depression

Proverbs 12:25 says, “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad” (NKJV). While there are different causes for depression, Solomon identifies an important one, anxiety. “Anxiety weighs down the heart” (NIV). Proverbs 12 teaches the differences between wisdom and foolishness and goodness and evil in a series ofContinue reading “The Psalmist and Depression”

Has Everything We Know About Depression Changed?

The pastor seemed uncertain. He might normally talk with the discouraged congregant about spiritual endurance or encourage him with a psalm, but today he was relatively silent. He was compassionate but offered no hopeful connections to Christ’s redeeming work or the Savior’s present help. Why? This pastor was concerned that any spiritual encouragement he gaveContinue reading “Has Everything We Know About Depression Changed?”