Philippians 4:1-13

One of the greatest downfalls of Christians and especially full-time Christian workers is the matter of depression.

Webster’s Dictionary says depression is: a failure of the spirit, low in spirit, melancholy or a lowering of vital powers.

Many say that the biggest reason for depression is money problems; others say that it is because of family problems.
What are the causes of depression, and how can we overcome not so much the depression itself, but the cause of it?

Obviously I am not a professional when it comes to diagnosing mental depression, and do not claim to have all the answers, but I am of the firm belief that the following are some of the reasons people are constantly depressed:


A good rule to practice is, don’t expect more of yourself than you are able to deliver, and don’t promise what you cannot deliver. On the other hand, sometimes we expect too much from others and are too lenient with ourselves. Our expectations of others are more than they are able to produce, but God uses man because of sincerity and willingness not so much ability.


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