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God’s Comfort | Joni Eareckson Tada

What help does God offer when you are discouraged, depressed, or fear the future? In this episode you'll hear from two gifted individuals uniquely suited to discuss how God can help us through pain, suffering, and discouragement - Joni Eareckson Tada and Dr. Michael Easley.

Is God Fair? | Lisa Laizure

Join us for our special guest Jennifer Rothschild, Author of "Is God Just Not Fair?". She will share with us how she feels when others are healed and she isn't. She will take us through the depression she felt and the disappointment of prayers not answered the way she wanted them to be answered. Jennifer will make you laugh and give you hope that God always has a purpose for the difficulties in our lives!  

You Can’t Just Get Over It | Dr. Andrea Kim

You feel stuck in a joyless rut and can’t seem to pull yourself out. People and activities that once lifted your spirits now leave you empty. Depression can take its toll on anyone, and there’s a lot to know about how to heal from depression. In this 3-part course, board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Andrea Kim walks through everything you need to know about treating depression—from myths to treatment methods to antidepressants.

Help! I'm Always Sad | David Powlison

Do you sometimes feel like you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders? Dr. David Powlison, counselor and faculty member at Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF), talks about varying degrees of sadness and what it means to hurt deeply and appropriately for the brokenness of the world.

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Bible Passages

"I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD." | Psalms 40:1-3 (NIV)  

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." | Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) 

You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you. You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.
— Matthew 5:3-5 (MSG) 

"God has delivered me from going down to the pit, and I shall live to enjoy the light of life." | Job 33:28 (NIV) 

"Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God." | Psalms 42:11 (NIV) 

"I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Lord, save me!” | Psalm 116:1-6 (NIV)


"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." | Leo Buscaglia

"Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments." | Henry Ward Beecher

Fits of depression come over the most of us. Usually cheerful as we may be, we must at intervals be cast down. The strong are not always vigorous, the wise not always ready, the brave not always courageous, and the joyous not always happy.
— Charles Spurgeon

"It is important for us to make a distinction between the spiritual fruit of joy and the cultural concept of happiness. A Christian can have joy in his heart while there is still spiritual depression in his head. The joy that we have sustains us through these dark nights and is not quenched by spiritual depression. The joy of the Christian is one that survives all downturns in life." | R.C. Sproul

“The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss - an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. - is sure to be noticed.” | Søren Kierkegaard

"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment." | Greenville Kleisser