Christian Depression Help – Biblical Encouragement and Advice

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Everyone goes through depression from time to time. It is absolutely normal, even for Christians.  However it becomes a problem when you remain in a state of depression of an extended period of time.  What can a Christian do when they encounter depression?  What advice can we find in the pages of scripture?

What is the Source of Depression?

First of all, there is nothing wrong with being depressed.  It is natural for all people to experience times of depression.  When you are unable to break loose from a prolonged state of depression, you can seek counseling from a licensed Christian counselor or therapist.  They are trained in how to deal with depression and they hold to biblical principles and values so you can find God’s perspective and receive the help you need.  Aside from seeing a counselor or therapist, what particular Bible verses or stories can help a person break free from such a state?

There are several people in the Bible who endured depression and to such an extent where they contemplated suicide.  Of course suicide is never an answer.  It never solves anything.  We can read of others who went through severe depression and they are a veritable “who’s who” of the Bible:  Job (Book of Job), Abraham (Gen. 15), Jeremiah (Book of Jeremiah), Jonah (chapter 4), King Saul (I Sam 16), Elijah (I Kings 19), and even the greatest king that Israel ever had, King David (Book of Psalms).


Our emotions can change from day to day, but God never changes (Heb 13:8, Malachi 3:6)

Sometimes depres- sion has a physical cause and not an emotional cause.  I used to work as a Mental Health Case Manager and there are brain chemical imbalances that can cause severe depression. These are treatable.  At other times depression can be caused by emotional upheavals.  It’s important to realize that our emotions can not change our state of salvation.  We might have doubts and fears but God’s Word is certain and sure.  We can depend upon God’s unchanging nature; our emotions can change from day to day, but God never changes (Heb 13:8, Malachi 3:6).  His Word gives a believer so much hope and has real power in it to encourage us.

God loved you so much that He sent His only Son to die for you and me (John 3:16).  Why?  Because God loves you unconditionally.  The Psalms are one of the greatest books in the Bible that can help us realize just how much God watches over us and is protecting us.  The Word of God is so full of the reassurance of God’s love.  Read these verses to see exactly what He thinks of you:

Bible Verses To Help With Depression

Zechariah, 2:8: “For this is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye.”

Deuteronomy 32:10:  “In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye.”

Psalms 17:8: “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me under the shadow of your wings”

Psalm 27:5: “For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.”

Psalm 36:7: “How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.”

Psalm 63:7: “Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.”

Psalm 91:1: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”

Psalm 91:4: “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart (a fortification, a means of protection or defense).”

Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Joshua 1:5: “No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:5b has a similar saying, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Saved vs. Unsaved and Depression

Of course when a person loses a spouse, a child, a close friend or relative, it is natural to go into a state of depression.  This is a fallen world and things go wrong, but a great way to beat depression is to give thanks to God.  This is how King David came out of his depression.  David did not write all of the Psalms, but when you read the Psalms that he did write, you’ll find that they often start out with David being in sheer agony, hopelessness, and even in a state of depression — but keep reading.  David usually ends his Psalms by giving thanks to God: for His salvation, for His faithfulness, for His certain deliverance, for His protection.  We have a hope and a future that the world doesn’t have.  I often feel empathy for those in the world who are not saved.  They have no security in their tomorrows.  They don’t know where their deliverance will come from.  They do not have a God that is watching their back.

When I have experienced depression from time to time, I have sought the advice of others.  One thing that is helpful is to volunteer to help others.  It is harder to be depressed when we are helping others.  Also, find a trusted friend, family member, or a fellow Christian in whom you can confide in and talk with.  Sometimes just talking about your depression can help you identify what the root causes are.  Why not try writing out on a piece of paper the many things that you have to be thankful for (I Thess. 5:18).  These may include having a family, a home, a job, food on your table.  Even the poorest Americans are far richer than the vast majority of the world.  They can not always lay their head down at night safely on a pillow, inside a home, or know where their next meal is coming from.   It is hard to be depressed when we are giving thanks.

Disclaimer: This is not professional advice. If you remain in an extended period of depression, seek medical help, see your doctor, or seek a qualified counselor or therapist. It is believed that depression can be caused by a variety of reasons such as a chemical imbalance in the brain, hormonal changes, brain irregularities or other causes that may be undiagnosed. If you feel suicidal, seek immediate help.

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Selah Mountain Ministries Biblical Counseling Selah Mountain Ministries offers Biblical Counseling to the community in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They also offer counseling via video conference. They believe that if God gave us His Word as a gift to humanity, it would not be proper to charge someone to share His gift. This means they do not charge for services nor turn anyone away for inability to pay or make a donation.



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missy May 30, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Hi…I have been reading wat everyone else has to say an I did the same search as everyone else for a reason. I am 37 almost 38 and I have thought of sucide since I can remember as a young child. I had an aunt at 13 shoot n kill herself….I was 5 or 6 but remember it all. As I got older I didn’t have a good family life at home n had a baby at 14 on my own at 15. I have been used…abused mentally an physically for a long time. Only now its jus mental but feels the same.I’m married 2nd time almost 13 yrs he won’t change but I can’t leave financially. I went to church as a child but not in years. I had a Christian wedding an have considered myself a Christian. But I have not been saved. I have no small children. 1 grandchild…. I think of suicide everyday. My gpa passed 7 mos ago an that did it for me. I never lost anyone before. There r 100’s of other reasons but I won’t get into it all. I’m scared because I don’t care about myself at all anymore an would rather b gone. I’ve tried things but never succeeded as of yet. I’m really worried I may try soon an I want help. Cant get from hubby. I have no one. Wat do u do then? Why won’t god help me? I am on meds but they r not working. Don’t know what else to do.


Jack Wellman May 30, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Hi Missy and thank you for your transparency here in your comment. I am glad you didn’t do anything drastic. Have you seen your doctor about this? Sometimes it takes a simple diagnosis and it is treatable so got back to your doctor and have your meds readjusted. Tell him that they are not working anymore. He can help change them I am sure. Have you ever spoken with your pastor about this? If so, what did he say? If not, why not? Do you even have a church home? Did you know that the greatest power source you have is the Word of God, the Bible? There is such power and it has the ability to transform the mind (Rom 12:1-3) so use it and tap that source. I am sorry you lost your grandpa, was it? You have no one you say? Why not your pastor? As a pastor, I know that most of them are godly counselors and rely on the Bible and training to give you help.

Why won’t God help you? You must seek help because God helps those who seek out help. God doesn’t just want you to sit alone and go this Christian walk alone. Please don’t consider suicide because what if you are not truly saved? No Christian typically commits suicide. If you do this and are not 100% soundly saved then you will spend eternity forever in a place of torment and regret it forever. Go back to your doctor, talk to your pastor, and read your Bible every day. These three things are your best solution. Please don’t put any of these things off any longer. I will pray for you Missy.


Joanna August 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Dear Missy,
I read your email. Know that GOD LOVES YOU. Are you okay? Please write and let me know how you are doing.
Lots of love,


Vontessa Green February 19, 2018 at 9:40 am

Hi Missy, depression is real and many of us contemplate doing it, so have many in the bible but we all had one thing in common and that is we trust in the Lord to see us through. He lets us know in (1Peter 5:8) Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. In John 10:10 He says The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy; I come that you may have life, and have it to the full. He lets us know in (1Peter 5:7) Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.There is strength in His word, He will never allow us to carry more than we can. My sister be encouraged the Lord sees everything you are going through, please don’t look to man to see you through, only God is able. Read GOD’s Word, it will help you overcome (Romans 8:37) Yet in all things we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us. With God it is an relationship, KJV(Proverbs 3:6) In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. I pray you will seek God first and pray daily until His Word spring up a fountain of living water and I will leave you with this scripture (Romans 12:2) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, pleasing and prefect will of God


Lila May 31, 2014 at 10:16 pm


Suicide is NEVER the answer. The problems we go through in life are common to almost everyone. “Frustration, depression and shameful state” are issues that the Lord Jesus Christ can help you with, but only if you surrender to Him. There is no problem too big or small for the Lord. “Lack of sleep”…the Lord can help you with that but you have to surrender to Him. It sounds to me like you have been reaching out to those around you for help by telling them about your problems, which in my opinion is perfectly fine to do. I’m glad that you have reached out on this website as well. You ask the question “If I end my life will i go to heaven or not?” That’s not for anyone to answer because only the Father knows who are truly His and who are not. See once you become a born again Christian and develop a personal relationship with Christ, you should no longer have the desire to do the sinful things that you once did. God is your heavenly Father, and just like when you were a child and had difficulties or maybe even skinned your knee you would run to mom or dad to cry on their should for comfort and help, you should have the same type of relationship with your Father in heaven.

So lets see….the question you should ask yourself is “do I have a relationship with the Lord?” “Am I truly saved?” “If I were to die right now, where will I go?”

Here’s a quick test. Have you ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God’s name in vain? Jesus said, “whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Have you looked with lust? Will you be guilty on Judgement Day? If you have done those things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. The Bible warns that If you are guilty you will end up in Hell.

That’s not God’s will for you. He sent His Son to suffer and die on the cross for you. You broke God’s law, but Jesus paid your fine. That means He can legally dismiss your case. He can commute your death sentence: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Then Jesus rose from the dead and defeated death.

You want to commit suicide, which is murder. But I urge you to please repent (turn from sin) today and trust in Jesus alone, and God will grant you the gift of everlasting life. Then read your Bible daily and obey it.

The Lord can bring you through this.


t July 29, 2014 at 6:23 pm

watch one online sermon each day by pastor Joseph prince. NO one preaches the love of god like he does. you will feel so so loved and never feel condemnation…not ever. You can go to this website mentioned or to and type in Joseph Prince. you will fee great afterwards!!


Jack Wellman July 30, 2014 at 3:40 pm

I appreciate your comment but I must beg to differ on Joseph Prince for many reasons. I could give dozens of reasons why this man is not preaching the true gospel and the whole counsel of God and I must warn that there are many doctrinal errors he teaches and that can lead believers astray. I have about 39 different reasons that this man should not be followed or listened to that have serious implications to the true nature of biblical truth and a serious distortion of the gospel. Here are but a FEW truth-errors:

There is the applicability of Jesus’ teaching to believers. Where Prince maintains that Gospel portions as the Sermon on the Mount are expressions of the Mosaic Law that do not apply to Christians but this is simply not true. If these teachings where not for believers, then why would Jesus even be teaching it?

The validity of exhortation of one another or exhortation for the believers, like in Romans 12 and 1 Cor 13. Prince sees exhortation as legalism. Really? Exhortation is legalism?

The validity of preaching on hell. Prince opposes such preaching or teaching and he won’t put hell in his statement of faith even though Jesus spoke three times as much on the reality of hell as He ever did about heaven.

Self-examination. Prince repeatedly argues against this but the Bible says that we are all to examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith or as Paul wrote in 2 Cor 13:5: “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test?” In 1 Corinthians 11:28 “Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.” and for anyone that says they stand, take heed, lest the fall (1 Cor 10:12).

Godly sorrow is taught in the Bible but Prince seems to think this is an undesirable, negative experience. Wrong again Prince.

Divine correction. Prince incorrectly maintains that the Lord will only show us our righteous status in justification and never expose sin in our lives but has he ripped out of his own Bible in Heb 12:6 “because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” And Proverbs 3:12 “because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.”

The definition of repentance. This is a very big issue. Many places we are told to repent (which means to turn from our sins) but Prince asserts that repentance is simply changing our minds to believe the good news about grace and has nothing to do with turning from sin. This man needs a good Hebrew and Greek Lexicon and dictionary!

I take no joy in warning others about false gospels but I cannot let this go and must tell you the truth for this is another Gospel (Gal 1: 6-9 “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.”


Dan September 29, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Where did all the people go here?


Jack Wellman September 29, 2014 at 8:22 pm

That’s a good question Dan. I fear more from those who are silent than from those who are commenting. I see why you said that friend.


Donna November 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

I have been fighting ocd scrupulosity for 20 years. Also high anxiety. Any advice?


Jack Wellman November 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Yes, talk with your pastor. Also seek medical advice too because anxiety almost always has a physical cause. It is treatable. As a former mental health case manager, I have seen remarkable differences in people who had it treated with medication. It is not a sign of a moral or character weakness, but we are all fallen creatures and just as anyone would go to a doctor to have a bone set, so too must we seek medical attention for those things, if they are indeed, treatable. Since you have indicated you are fighting OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), this is very treatable in the majority of cases that I’ve experienced. I pray this helps you Donna.


Dan November 17, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Donna, I have depression w/anxiety. They are both controlled very well with meds. Jack is right as well as a great blessing. God bless you Pastor Jack and you also Donna.


Jack Wellman November 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Thank you Dan. Let’s join together in lifting up Donna and showing how the Body of Christ loves one another…and you too my brother are such a blessing.


Dan November 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm

I will be praying for Donna.


Dan November 27, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Holidays are often hard times for those suffering with depression. Please do not isolate yourself. God made to need each other and to help carry one another’s burdens. Go to Church hang around others. Do something for someone else. It is hard to get up and move I know but we must. Got will give the strength.
Gal 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.


Frances Corlett April 2, 2015 at 9:18 am

I have no one here on earth to turn to to help me through this terrible depression No family support, only rejection and ridicule’ pull yourself right, change your ways stop being such an ugly evil person. Get rid of your anger. God help me please?


Jack Wellman April 2, 2015 at 10:24 am

Hello Frances. Have you spoken with your pastor about this? Now you must know how Jesus felt. Your family is not your true source of support. Your God is and so is your pastor, your church, and the Word of God, the Bible. How much time do you spend in the Bible daily? Please talk to your pastor immediately. When I went to college, it was the most difficult time ever. Stay on your knees…put it all on His shoulders. Jesus said, “Come to me ALL ye who are heavy laiden and I will give you rest.” Fall on, lean upon, trust in, cry to Him and He alone can help you. Read Psalm 103 and 37. Cry out to Him. He will not cast you away who come to Him (John 6:37). You are precious in His sight. Look to Him, read His Word, pray to Him. I will pray for God to strengthen you.

I suffer from depression too as does one of our finest writers. Even what some believe is the greatest preacher of all time, Charles Spurgeon, suffered greatly from depression and we know it has medical reasons and is not a character or moral weakness. In fact, many of the greatest men in the Bible suffered from this too like Moses, Jeremiah, Job, and many others.

I have always found from experience that when we start to serve others and help those who are less fortunate, my eyes begin to get off of me and onto others. When my problems are big, my God is small, but when my God is big, my problems are small. It is my choice. I fail but then I try to help others….nursing home visits, help with missions, visit the shut-ins, and share the gospel…and then, I discover that I am more content. I believe we all live in a tent; one tent is one of contentment…the other tent is in discontentment. I have to choose contentment because it is hard to be depressed when you are thankful and worshiping God.


keith blackmore May 17, 2015 at 2:53 am

I am 60yr old (In July) married man, and I have had depression for most of my life, In the early day 1968 ish I had a breakdown through bullying at school, there i was looked at and a physiatrist gave me vitamins lol. with loseing my job through illness and since my stroke jan 27th this year they have started to look at me more seriously and have to go on courses on living with a long term illness and pain management. you do feel useless to god and friends and family. I feels like going into a dark pit and hyding in a corner in a ball.


Jack Wellman May 17, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Thank you Mr. Blackmore. I would speak with your pastor about this. Have you spoken to him already? If so, what did he say? If you have had a time in your life where you repented (which means to forsake and turn away from the things of the world) and trusts in Christ, then you can know that God will not leave you in your great hour of need. You mention “you feel” but God’s Word is sure. You are not useless as long as you are drawing a breath. God has plans for you but you must seek Him first and His kingdom (Matt 6:33) and look to serve others who need you and your prayers like in a nursing home…they feel much like you and can’t feel any need from God but many I speak to there are paryer warriors.


Iris October 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Im new to depression .. It all started about 2 weeks ago my life change from a happy family women married for 26 yrs 4 kids and 2grandkids .. My life just is not the same .. I can’t sleep eat, function .. I’m a Christian and things were good I love my lord with all my heart and all my being but all the sudden .. I sinned greatlyagainst my lord and I hate my self for that so much but my lord knows I don’t mean it and I don’t want to lose my salvation for it … This has brought me to a Great Depression is so bad .. Can any one help me .. Will the lord punish and take my salvation away I’m desparete I have ask God to forgive me many time the lord know my heart and any think I think against him is not me … I feel like I’m going crazy … I need help I don’t want to leave like this.. I know I need to have faith but my mind says otherwise :/


Jack Wellman October 4, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Hello Iris. I am so sorry for being in such a hard place right now. Did you try to talk to your pastor about this? Have you tried seeking medical help as sometimes it’s a matter of a chemical imbalance, hormonal changes, and so much more so I would schedule an appointment with your doctor….please and see what he or she says. If you have repented of your sins and trusted in Christ before, then you cannot lose your salvation (John 6:37. 39, John 10:28-29). What is your Bible time like? Rare if ever anymore? You mention a lot about “feel” but what is sometimes bad about feelings is that they are subjective and untrustworthy. Jesus never felt like going to the cross or depended on His feelings. He went because He knew this was the only way for us to be saved and it was the will of the Father. Twice at least, Jesus asked to have this cup removed. The Bible is 100% reliable, feelings are not.

I would strongly suggest these three things; speak with your pastor, schedule an appointment with the doctor, and make yourself read the Word of God for there is real power in God’s Word; His power. The Gospel of John may be just what you need to be sure of your salvation as John wrote “the disciple who is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true: (John 21:24). Also, read the small books of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd John. I will pray for you my friend.


Heather R. November 2, 2015 at 2:20 am

Ok I have depression and PTSD, currently. I would have normally never contemplated suicide, but I got to a place where my body was not being controlled by my rational mind. I kept trying to get help, but no one in my family believed I was truly depressed. I have an unshakeable faith in God, and I prayed every day for God’s help, and if not, for God’s guidance and presence on my path. I had — without acknowledging what I was doing — researched several ways to do it. (I won’t go into the clever painless methods here to avoid giving anybody any ideas, but I had made calculations, planned the date and time, and had procured and assembled the required equipment in such a way that no one would suspect.) I really truly was not consciously thinking of killing myself. I was just heading down a biochemical pathway. I would say I was terminally ill. Somehow, by the grace of God, in my mentally ill state I was able to acknowledge that I was sick, had an illness, and it was terminal. Because I had a good attitude about mental health issues, fear of stigma did not keep me from trying to get help nor from being honest about the weird thoughts rolling through my brain, twisted, contorted and distorted by the filters of depression. But it took outside help in the form of a 302 for me to be cared for professionally at a proper hospital.

I have been on several medications, and I know how it feels when they just don’t seem to work. I felt like a lab rat. I got frustrated with my doctor, my brain, myself, my stupid depression that just wouldn’t seem to go away. However, right now I am on the proper medications and doing much better biochemically. So hang in there and work with your doctor.

And seek out a support group. You don’t have to be chipper or even shower and come your hair — just show up. It took God working through other good people for me to get better.

Also, keep praying even when the words feel like meaningless babble and your thoughts drift. There is no shame in having depression. God loves you and is always working in our lives whether we’re aware of it or not.

The most important reason I feel impelled to relate my personal situation to you, though, is to make it clear that depression originates in your brain. And your brain is an organ in your body. When there’s a problem with any organ in your body, you need to see a doctor who specializes in the treatment of that organ.

Christian counsellors can help us work on our distorted thinking and challenge our dysfunctional beliefs, but depression isn’t anyone’s fault. It’s a medical condition that requires medical attention. Think of it this way: If you or someone you love had cancer, you wouldn’t expect them to just pray and seek God’s help internally. They may even lack the ability to pray if they are really really depressed.

And depression, as well as other mental illnesses, first and foremost leads to isolation. So it’s also up to good people in the community to make calls on us — because we’ve fallen and can’t get up (and probably won’t answer the phone or check the mail, least of all attend church).

All of God’s people are the body of Christ, and this includes doctors and mental health professionals, and pastoral people who visit door-to-door in the communities God’s people serve.

I am so very thankful for all of the members of my community who helped to save my life. May my soul magnify the LORD.
God bless you and keep you and give you comfort and peace on your journey with Him.


Alicia June 13, 2016 at 8:55 am

Thank you for the very helpful article


Ronelle Caldwell October 5, 2016 at 1:09 am

thank you for these scriptures I needed them to renew my hope I have been going through a really really really hard time for a long time have never felt so hopeless in my life and confused I have known the Lord for a long time my pastor died this year January of some sort of cancer He quit our church several years ago and blest me so much with his guidance and continued true faith he shared with myself and our congregation that is just a small sadness that has happened anyway wanted to let you know after reading the scriptures you have available I am renewed in my faith I do not feel better but at least I have hope now and can cry because I am hurting so much thank you


Sofi November 2, 2016 at 1:46 am

I’m 13 years old and I’ve delt with abuse all my life. My dad physically abuses me which leads to purple marks all over my body. I’ve also been raped by my moms boyfriend he’s currently in jail. My parents are divorced and I stopped going to my dads house because of him abusing me. I have an 18 year old brother and he puts his girlfriend before me. He always ignores me and always talks to her like I don’t exist. I had a boyfriend who cheated, lied, and called me names behind my back. Because of all these reasons I cut myself. I have about 12 cuts already and I’ve been doing this for about a week. I cry every night to sleep. Sometimes I cry out of nowhere and just feel all the pay I’ve been helding inside for a while. I turned to God but he doesn’t help me and I didn’t know what to do. Until I started to read the Bible again it’s kinda been helping with my depression. I came across this page and started reading it and it really helped a lot. Thank You.


ari November 3, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Hi out there. My name is Ari, and I am 25 years old. I have dealt with depression and bi polar since I can remember. Even as a small child I would feel very sophisticated emotions about life and my purpose. I was born into a christian family. I went to Sunday school, got baptized, read the bible almost everyday. Threw out my life I have always been very quiet and sweet and let others control me or boss me around. That for me caused a lot of hurt, and allowed people to use me in many different ways. As I got older I started to tune people out. Most of my biggest encounters lead me to believe that people are not good, and therefore I will keep myself safe away from them. I guess Ive just always wondered why this world is so cruel and if I belonged in it. The way that I feel inside seems so different then most, and all I really want is to live a happy life with faith, hope, respect, love, and joy. It seems like no matter what I do or how positive I am I cannot shake the feeling that I just wasn’t meant to endure this harsh, judgemental world. How can I strengthen my heart and mind so that I can live a happy and healthy life style, and can spend more time out of my home interacting with others. I try and stay positive and pray for mental strength and love for others but its been an ongoing struggle for many many years. I am also a stay at home mom, and need to teach my daughter how to be a good human, and live a happy life. How can I do that if I myself am struggling so hard? If you have any advice or experiences similar to mine, please share!



Tanya Goddin February 1, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Sofi I am praying for you and want you to know I went thru similar things. Please talk to someone who can help you. God uses people like us to help others dealing with same issues. Please contact me. I’m praying for you.


Anna December 1, 2019 at 1:55 am

My 14 year old daughter and I both suffer from depression and anxiety. I use to be a cutter and burner, but I haven’t done that in a long time. Now she is doing it. I am worried about her. She admitted having suicidal thoughts. We are both getting therapy and on meds, but the meds are not helping her at all. Please pray God deliver us. We are both saved, as is her brother, but their dad is not. He is away alot for work. I also have an almost 1 year old. We need a miracle.


Jack Wellman December 1, 2019 at 6:23 am

Praying for that mircale Anna.


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