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Book Musings (Depression: Looking Up From The Stubborn Darkness)

"Whenever there is suffering, and depression is most surely suffering, there are always questions that we must consider about God and our relationship to him. We can avoid these questions when everything is going well, but hardships always uncover these submerged realities. We can't avoid questions about God when depression comes knocking on our door.

At this point, here is what you know: Life is lifeless. Misery tinges everything. Your first reaction is, 'How can I get rid of this as quickly as possible?' And there is merit to decreasing pain quickly, if it's possible. But depression should also be approached carefully. It might be pointing to important matters of the heart that are crying out for attention. Ignore them and they will just call back later. There are times when depression is saying something and we must listen."

Depression: Looking Up From The Stubborn Darkness by Ed Welch

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