Where is God when I’m Depressed?

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Braver Than Before

Depressed. Alone.

How many times have you trudged through your day under the heavy burden of these feelings? For me, it has been far too many to count. If you have walked this journey, or are currently walking it, then you’ve probably found yourself many times asking, “Where is God in all of this?”

And you’re not alone.

In fact, it’s an age-old question. I was struck by this recently as I journaled through Psalm 13. In it, the psalmist David talks openly about feeling dejected and abandoned by God. And as I read through line after line, I couldn’t believe how accurately his words—which were penned thousands of years ago in a completely different time and culture—described my experience with depression and anxiety.

David begins, “How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?”

How often
do we feel like…

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