Archive for August 18, 2017

A young friend of mine asked me for prayer for some depression she is struggling with. Of course I did, I’ve been there myself on many occasions. I also wanted to share an observation.

Depression often hits creatives. I believe it is the downside of our creative imaginations. We can see things as they should be and then get depressed when we see how far there is to go. The thing is the depression takes us out of our creativity. We have to be careful not to wallow. The things we see, that better future is possible, but not in our own strength. Our job is faithfulness. Remember Philippians 1:6. He who began a good work in you will carry it through to completion in the day of Christ Jesus. He started, He finishes it, but we get to work in faithfulness along the way. Be of good cheer. In this world you will have trouble but take heart, Jesus has overcome the world.

One final note. Depression can be medical. If you struggle with excessive depression, please seek medical attention. There is nothing wrong with getting help.