This is a timeless article dealing with a very serious subject. I pray that any who are battling depression may find some help here. Having just learned of the suicide of Robin Williams, I thought it timely.
Originally posted on Think On These Things (Philippians 4:8):
This glimpse into the Life of Charles Spurgeon should be encouraging to us all. It’s not just the ‘average member’ who may ,at times, fight depression, hopelessness and discouragement. Even such pillars as Spurgeon himself, battled this foe throughout his life. Take Heart ! ” For if God be with us, who can be against us ? ” Romans 8:31
|Author: Susan Verstraete|
|It’s a good thing he wasn’t born in the 20th century. Many believing brothers and sisters would label his tendency to melancholy sinful, or evidence of a lack of self-discipline, or even the result of shallow faith. A psychologist would probably send him away with a prescription and a self-help book with twelve easy steps to overcome depression. But Charles Haddon Spurgeon, perhaps the greatest preacher of the 19th century, had a different attitude toward his affliction.Spurgeon knew “by most painful experience what deep depression of spirit…|
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