October is Depression Awareness Month
It may be comforting to know that God did not create us to live a life filled with sadness, fear, and depression. So as you have those thoughts of injusticeof wrongnesswhen you are feeling so depressed, you’re right. You feel angry and frustrated and irritable for a good reason. You weren’t meant to live this wayit is wrong. God’s intention and desire for you is something completely different. The question is, how do you get from where you are to where he wants you to be?
Excerpted from Turning Your Down into Up by Gregory L. Jantz, PhD
Daily Reflection: Understanding the reasons behind depression directs the steps toward change. How can you make time to understand the underlying reasons for depression for yourself or someone you love?