Throughout this week while doing day to day activities it became very apparent to me that many people are living in depression. While our initial thought is of lost sinners there is also a great suppression on Christians around the world. You may be serving God doing all you can to live right yet at some point your joy was sucked out and while you continue serving you are miserable. You are just barely hanging on day by day confused of why God would allow this in your life? Notice with me below the words of one of the greatest evangelist to ever live.
Frequently during the ministry of C.H. Spurgeon he plunged into severe depression, due in part to gout but also for other reasons. In a biography of the “prince of preachers”, Arnold Dallimore wrote, “What he suffered in those times of darkness we may not know…even his desperate calling on God brought no relief. ‘There are dungeons’, he said, ‘beneath the castles of despair.'”
Do you like Spurgeon feel as though you live below even the people in despair locked away in depression? Allow me to encourage you that God has not forgot about you and He does care about how you are feeling! Do not allow the devil to tell you that there is no hope and you are simply a failure. Spurgeon spent two-thirds of his ministry in this depression yet through faith, fasting, and prayer he was able to make a great impact on people’s lives for the glory of God. Determine today that even if your battle with depression isn’t removed in your time table you will stand steadfast making a difference for the cause of Christ.
Recommended Reading: Psalms 143