Q. Sometimes when depression sets in it is hard to find comfort, even from the Lord. Is there some Scripture that can help those with this problem?
A. “Set your affection (mind) on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:2).
“The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:7-8)
In these verses we see the importance of guarding the mind, and being careful as to what enters the mind, and what we think about. We are to have our thoughts directed by the Spirit of God. “Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).
There are, however, chemical imbalances that need to be treated medically, and the Lord has raised up doctors and experts in this field.
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