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Overcoming Depression

Many people battle with depression and sadly suicide rates increase each year. Depression is not bias or picky, it affects many people no matter what race, gender, age, saved, or unsaved. Did you know even people in the Bible had moments of despair and depression? Elijah prayed to God to end his life, "But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!”" (1 Kings 19:4). Jonah prayed to God to end his life, "Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!” (Jonah 4:3). Even David, a man after God's own heart, had moments of great depression Psalm 40:1-3, Psalm 42, Psalm 4.