DEFEATING DEPRESSION – Depression is not mental illness. Many mighty men and women of God have gone through depression. Depression is not a chemical imbalance, though it can create a chemical imbalance. It is exhaustion that comes from trying to solve the irresolvable conflicts of life. We try to be good and fail. We live under the counsel of guilt and condemnation, thinking these thoughts are normal. We feel we have made God mad. We live in the wilderness of, “it’s never enough”, and think it’s never going to end. (See Is. 35) We are afraid and become bitter. The Devil wants to make us responsible for our own life and gets us to spend our energy “trying” to get better. Learn about the spiritual roots of depression and God’s message of truth and hope.