Why Do We Have Depression?

There can be medical reasons for that and this blog does not address that.    This post will talk about other possible reasons.  It is useful to consider these possibilities.

Mankind was created by God, to be in fellowship with God, and to walk with God.

Jesus said,

John 13:17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

 

The Bible teaches us how to be born again.  This is the beginning step to overcoming the Fall of Adam and Eve in the garden that was passed down to all mankind.

It is not enough to simply believe God exists.  You must have God in your heart, not just a mental belief in your head.   We must ask Jesus into our hearts.

Beyond that, faith without works is dead.

A while back there was talk about “random acts of kindness.

People talk about how happy they are when they do something for someone else, particularly for someone who can’t do anything back for them in return.  It can range from something small from opening a door for someone whose arms are filled with packages to something large such as helping fix up a neighbor’s house who can’t do it for himself because of age.

God blesses people with happiness for obeying His Word.

Acts 20:35  In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring you ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

Isaiah 58:11  and Yahweh will guide you continually,
    satisfy your soul in dry places,
    and make your bones strong.
You will be like a watered garden,
    and like a spring of water
    whose waters don’t fail.

John 13:17  If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

 

Today’s way of thinking is generally opposed to the Bible.   An opposite way of living is presented  in videos, video games, movies, TV shows, commercials, the news, social media, popular literature and more.  There is a presentation of the world’s way of being happy.   People are taught to think about “me, me, me”.  People take selfies.  People buy more stuff.  People are taught by a commercialized society to think about themselves.  People look for happiness, but do not find it because the Bible teaches that happiness does not come through more stuff.

If happiness came through stuff, why have some people who were considered to be “on top of the world”, some of the most rich and famous, commited suicide?  Why?  Wouldn’t they be happy with all their money, fame, success, and material goods they have been able to purchase?   Why were they unhappy?  They had a smile on the outside for their camera shoots or board meetings but apparently were unhappy on the inside.  The Lord God who created mankind teaches in the Bible the way to happiness.

Ever since the Fall of mankind, mankind has been groping for God and happiness, trying to find the best way to live.

John 14:6  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.

Be born again, go to church, and read the Bible to learn God’s ways to be happy.

If you have never read the Bible, here is a link to a free app.  Start with the book of John in the New Testament.

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