Spirituality

In part 1 of these series, I talked about depression and its spiritual root, gave some biblical examples of spiritual depression, and told you the 8 common causes of depression.

In this article, I’ll be showing you 8 possible spiritual cure for depression.

Depression feels terrifying. Your world is dark, heavy, and painful. Physical pain, you think, would be much better; at least the pain would be localized. Instead, depression seems to go to your very soul, affecting everything in its path.

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you -- 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NKJV)

Do you know that our attitude is defined by the way we think and feel concerning life? Everything starts with the way we see the world; which sets off a reaction, habits, or response.

One day a woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard.  She did not recognize them, but she said, "I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry.  Please come in and have something to eat."

"Is the man of the house home?" they asked.

The convergence of kindness, spirituality, and inspiration is not a surprise. Dr. Robert Cloninger, a psychiatrist at Washington University, says true well-being comes with the convergence of body, thought, and soul. “We must live meaningful lives,” he says, “which means meaningful work, relationships, and spirituality.”

Money causes most people more emotional problems than almost any other life issue.  How many times have you heard that "Money doesn't grow on trees", that "Money is the root of all Evil"; or that anyone who is rich must, by definition, is either a crook or extremely hard and tough? 

Depression can sneak up on people insidiously; it is a painful experience that is typically described with images of emptiness, darkness, heaviness, and even hell itself. Anything that painful, whatever the cause, is always spiritual.