Do you feel hopeless and helpless, exhausted and empty?
Does darkness cloud your world and sadness press heavily on your heart?
If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people today suffer debilitating depression and need help and hope. These Keys for Living lift the shroud of despair to reveal both the clinical and the spiritual nature of depression. Discover the various types of depression, its common symptoms and causes, and how God can use it to draw you closer to Him. Learn practical steps to manage depression and how you can walk from darkness into the dawn with hope.
Depression is possibly responsible for more pain and distress than any other affliction of mankind. It is difficult to define depression, describe its symptoms, or treat it. The dictionary defines depression as an emotional condition, either neurotic or psychotic, characterized by feelings of hopelessness, inadequacy, gloominess, dejection, sadness, difficulty in thinking and concentration, and inactivity. Both Christians and non-Christians can suffer depression.
Go Deeper. The Women of Faith Keys for Living books will help you grow deeper in your understanding, to help you overcome difficulties, grow in maturity, and move forward in life and with practical application of Biblical truth.
Helping You and Helping You To Help Others. Designed for those looking for help and for those looking to help, the Keys for Living were created to help you … and help you help others. The Keys are great for personal study and growth, small group studies, and for teaching and training purposes.
What to Expect in the Keys:
In each of the Keys for Living, you’ll discover God’s wisdom and guidance in a simple format:
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Depression results from a complex interaction of social, psychological and biological factors. People who have gone through adverse life events (unemployment, bereavement, psychological trauma) are more likely to develop depression. Depression can, in turn, lead to more stress and dysfunction and worsen the affected person’s life situation and depression itself.
God desires to give you hope as you face life challenges, problems and difficult trials. The good news for us, God specializes in redemption and transformation. He takes that which was lost and restores it. He takes that which was dead and gives it life. He takes that which had no hope and rewrites its story. This is our God! As you pray today, ask God boldly to transform the thing inside you that you want to see changed forever!
According to the World Health Organization, depression is a common challenge on the rise worldwide, with more than 264 million people affected. Depression is different from usual mood fluctuations and short-lived emotional responses to challenges in everyday life. Especially when long-lasting and with moderate or severe intensity, depression may become a serious health condition. It can cause the affected person to suffer greatly and function poorly at work, at school and in the family. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year.
“Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.”
“You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.”
“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”
2 Corinthians 7:10
“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24