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Depression

People who are battling a serious illness or loss are especially prone to depression. Caregivers and family members are also at risk. The chemicals that keep our brain functioning can become depleted during times of stress. Depression is the result of a chemical depletion and is a legitimate medical problem- not a spiritual problem. We hope that you find encouragement and endurance for your journey here.

Depression

Trusting the Holy Spirit Within Me

September 27, 2016

“I’m baptizing you here in the river turning your old life in for a kingdom life. The real action comes next: The main character in this drama – compa...

Depression

My Cry For Help

August 24, 2016

Listen, God! Please pay attention! Can you make sense of these ramblings, my groans and cries? King-God, I need your help. PSALM 5:1-2 (THE MESSAGE) I...

Anger

There is Treasure in the Darkness!

October 22, 2014

Treasure is not something I expected to findin the darkness.All I wanted was to find a way out!JAN DRAVECKYWhen Dave and I first began to experience t...

Depression

Are You in the wilderness with me?

July 16, 2014

God, are you avoiding me? Where are you when I need you? PSALM 10:1 (THE MESSAGE) Why is it when we are on the mountaintop we can feel God’s presence ...

Depression

Why?

July 2, 2014

God, God . . . my God! Why did you dump me miles from nowhere? Doubled up with pain, I call to God all the day long. No answer. Nothing. I keep at it ...

Anger

Truth: Our Window To A New Perspective

March 26, 2014

“… And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” JOHN 8:32 (NLT) Janette and Bill needed a fresh start so the chance to move out of s...

Depression

People Help People

March 26, 2014

The Body of Christ is a big part of the delivery system of healing and growth that God has in store for His people. HENRY CLOUD (HOW PEOPLE GROW BY DR...

Depression

Learning to Laugh Again

September 4, 2013

The nights of crying your eyes out give way to days of laughter. PSALM 30:5 (THE MESSAGE) Fortunately, the good news for all of us who have endured or...

Depression

Me? Depressed?

October 7, 2012

Lord, have mercy, because I am in misery. My eyes are weak from so much crying, and my whole being is tired from grief. PSALM 31:9 (NCV) WORDS OF KING...

Counsel

Accepting Wise Counsel

September 25, 2012

The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. PROVERBS 20:5 (NIV) I admit it – I did not want to go to cou...

Counsel

When Wounds & Weakness Overwhelm Us

July 24, 2012

Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck. Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the fl...

Anger

The Ripple Effect

November 26, 2011

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has to be forgiven. Five years ago, Jennifer Smith desc...

Anger

Cling to His Promises

September 20, 2011

I cling to you; your right hand upholds me. PSALM 63:8 I wanted to run away but I couldn’t. I was angry. He had me stuck between a rock and a hard pla...

Depression

Even Kings Get Depressed

August 31, 2011

“My soul is in anguish. How long, O LORD, how long?” PSALM 6:3 Before I went through my own valley of suffering and depression, whenever I would read ...

Depression

An Unwanted but Common Companion

August 18, 2011

“Where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me?” JOB 17:15 Whenever we go through a season of suffering, unfortunately, depression can be an unwa...

Anger

Dealing With Your Own Anger

May 3, 2011

Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. EPHESIANS 4:26-27 While Dave outwardly expressed his ang...

Depression

The Forgotten Spouse

April 2, 2011

The Bible describes a married couple as becoming “one flesh” (see Genesis 2:24). And the union that marriage brings is felt keenly when one has to bat...

Anger

All in the Family

March 27, 2011

And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it… The apostle Paul referring to the family of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12:26 Many people...

Depression

Facing the Pain of Our Losses

February 6, 2011

The only way to heal from the pain of losses suffered is to go through the pain. There’s no way around it. We can stuff it. We can dodge it. But...

Anger

Endurance Through Depression

February 2, 2011

by Jan Dravecky My anger at God grew into rage. I shook my fist and screamed, “I can’t feel you, I can’t see you, I can’t sense you, I don’t even know...

Depression

Who Am I When It Seems God Has Forgotten Me?

January 30, 2011

For more than a decade he was Tom the fireman. Then his wife got a new job that required their family to move more than a thousand miles away. Tom had...

Depression

When a Friend Suffer a Loss of Identity

January 18, 2011

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Isaiah 40:1 When we face a loss of identity, we don’t need someone to give us a list of “right ...

Articles

Helping A Friend Who Is Battling Depression

January 14, 2011

Practical Support The most important practical thing you can do for a friend who may be depressed is to help him or her get both a medical and a couns...

Endurance Resources

These resources share some of the best answers and sources of inspiration we’ve found that have touched our hearts and comforted thousands. Endurance resources are available in English and may be purchased for personal, educational or religious use; all proceeds benefit Endurance. We currently ship materials to addresses within the U.S. and Canada.

Endurance For the Journey: More Topics to Explore:

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