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  • Depression

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Mar 25, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 5,550 views

    Depression is one of the most common psychological problems, affecting nearly everyone through either personal experience or through depression in a family member. Each year over 17 million American adults experience a period of clinical depression.

    (Slide #1) Job 30:16-17 16 "And now my heart is broken. Depression haunts my days. 17 My weary nights are filled with pain as though something were relentlessly gnawing at my bones. NLT (Slide #2) Job 30:25-28 26 So I looked for good, but evil came instead. I waited for the light, but ...read more

  • Defeating Depression

    Contributed by Kevin Burden on Nov 7, 2007
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,360 views

    Loneliness has been called the most desolate word in the English language. It is no respecter of age, race, economic status, or intelligence. Albert Einstein once said, “It is strange to be known so universally, and yet to be so lonely.”

    Loneliness has been called the most desolate word in the English language. It is no respecter of age, race, economic status, or intelligence. Albert Einstein once said, “It is strange to be known so universally, and yet to be so lonely.” God made us for intimacy and companionship with others. ...read more

  • Dealing With Depression

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Apr 20, 2002
    based on 180 ratings
     | 37,799 views

    Practical helps from God’s wisdom for dealing with depression.

    DEALING WITH DEPRESSION II Cor. 12:1-10 INTRO.- ILL.- A businessman on his deathbed called his friend and said, "Bill, I want you to promise me that when I die you will have my remains cremated." Bill said, "And what do you want me to do with your ashes?" He replied, "Just put them in an ...read more

  • Dealing With Depression

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 247 ratings
     | 20,039 views

    Depression is something that we all face.

    INTRO.- ILL.- The wife was telling her friend about her household budget. “I spend 40 percent of our income for food, 30 percent for shelter, 30 percent for clothing, and 20 percent for transportation and incidentals.” “But that makes 120 percent.” The woman responded, “DON’T I KNOW IT!” Not ...read more

  • Overcoming Depression

    Contributed by Trae Durden on Apr 13, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,030 views

    Four steps to overcome depression like Elijah.

    Overcoming Depression 1 Kings 19:4 Introduction: A. Illus. Debbie Downer - Jingle: "You’re enjoying your day, everything’s going your way Then, along comes Debbie Downer! Always there to tell you about a new disease A car accident or killer bees. You’ll beg her to spare you, "Debbie, ...read more

  • Discouraged And Depressed Series

    Contributed by Bradford Robinson on Jun 28, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 6,654 views

    This sermon looks at how Elijah suffered from depression. It looks at the circumstances that made him more likely to suffer from depression and how God lifted him from that dark depression.

    Tell me if you can identify with this song. “Gloom, Despair, and agony on me. Deep dark depression and endless misery. If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all, Gloom, despair, and agony on me.” I know that there are times in my past where that could’ve been the theme song of my ...read more

  • "Meeting God In Depression”

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Oct 15, 2001
    based on 238 ratings
     | 14,920 views

    Depression strikes about 10 million Americans within any six- month period. Some of the most Godly people in the Bible and in Christian history struggled with depression.

    Intro: Researchers at Columbia University conducted the study with 199 women at an in vitro fertilization clinic in Korea. Unknown to the patients and their doctors, groups of strangers from the US, Canada, and Australia were asked to pray for their success in getting pregnant. Pictures of ...read more

  • Defeating Depression Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on May 30, 2008
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,628 views

    Defeating Depression part 2

    Defeating Depression 2 Properly Care for your body Pray Honestly to God concerning your Pain Persist in hearing God’s Promises Put your history in the Past Put on a new Perspective Pour into a new Assignment Patiently Persevere Slide 1 We are finishing up our 2 part series on ...read more

  • Digging Out Of Depression Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 8, 2015
    based on 11 ratings
     | 16,877 views

    Is depression a mark of a lack of faith? Is it always a sinful attitude? Consider the story of a great man of God who struggled with this terrible emotion, and the ways in which God healed him.

    OPEN: Over the past few weeks we’ve been dealing with emotions that can cripple Christians. Two weeks ago, our family minister dealt with the issue of Fear. Last week we dealt with Guilt. And this week we’re going to focus on a very real emotion that has crippled thousands: ...read more

  • Defeating Discouragement, Depression And Loneliness

    Contributed by on Mar 21, 2010
    based on 17 ratings
     | 11,659 views

    All people struggle with discouragement, depression or loneliness. The story of Elijah gives us hope, encouragement and four keys to defeat discouragement and depression.

    DEFEATING DISCOURAGEMENT, DEPRESSION AND LONELINESS OPENING TEXT: “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results. Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for the next three and a half years! Then ...read more

  • How To Overcome Depression Or Discouragement

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 138 ratings
     | 14,991 views

    1. Depression (Feelings of dejection, sadness, apathy, inertia, difficulty in gaining energy or excitement, fatigue, pessimism, hopelessness, fear, attitudes of worthlessness, hopelessness, loss of interest, inability to experience pleasure, a loss of self-esteem or potential) is experienced by ...read more

  • Rx For The Soul - Healing For Depression Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 3, 2003
    based on 517 ratings
     | 128,487 views

    A case study in clinical depression and what God did to bring healing to Elijah.

    OPEN: Psychiatry students were in their college class one day when their professor began a discussion to prove a point. "What we’re going to talk about today," the professor said, "are the emotional extremes that many mentally disturbed people go through… for example “What’s the opposite of ...read more

  • Straight Talk About Depression Series

    Contributed by Robert Marsh on Mar 22, 2005
    based on 121 ratings
     | 10,760 views

    A sermon dealing with the topic of Depression from a Biblical standpoint: Depression is a God-given emoiton in response to certain conditions, experienced by Godly people throughout history.

    Straight Talk About Real Life Straight Talk About Depression Psalm 42 [45 second clip of I’ll Be There For You by The Rembrandts.] Most of us are familiar with this song – it’s the theme from the television show Friends. But have you ever caught the lyrics to the song? They read, in ...read more

  • Elijah - Defeater Of Depression Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Sep 14, 2008
    based on 97 ratings
     | 9,574 views

    Principals to help us overcome depression in our own lives

    Elijah – Defeater of Depression Slide This has been a really different week for me. I am normally not one to be depressed, but after the service last week I was feeling exhausted, like I just wanted to crawl into my bed and go to sleep. I didn’t think much about it until Monday, when I ...read more

  • 07 The Valley Of Depression Series

    Contributed by Darren Rogers on Mar 22, 2009
    based on 11 ratings
     | 7,551 views

    Where do you turn too at times of depression? There is only one place to go - to the Lord

    The Valley of Depression – 22nd March 2009 am David has spent his fair share of time in Valleys – Valley of Elah (Oak) fought Goliath (1 Sam 17). Valley of Rephaim (Giants) fought Philistines (2 Samuel 5:18). Valley of Salt fought the Syrians (2 Samuel 8:13) He walked through the Valley of ...read more