Through all that the world may throw at us, and sometimes convincingly make claims of divisiness, disaster and disease that would overwhelm us, there is an insistence that life prevails, goodness prevails and love prevails. The very nature of love pierces these claims that lead to depression. The primal impulse of love is God. In the Bible, the book of John says simply "God is love." God's love is the most potent force that we can experience. Understanding the power of God's love - pure, universal and unconditional love - leads the way out of the fog of depression and into the light of God, Love.
I collected a number of posts that I wrote over the years dealing with this issue. These posts were written in different years, from different perspectives and approaches to prayer. The last post includes links to others' experiences in healing depression. Even while I write this, I hope that those struggling with depression will feel that they are not alone in this struggle. Love is right where you are.
Kim C Korinek, CSB
banner photo (c) Micah Korinek; other photos by Gabe Korinek, Kim Korinek, Brad Crooks. Leslie Larsen (c) 2016