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12/2/12

There are physiological and psychological causes of depression, but Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones also identified something called “Spiritual Depression,” which was frequently dealt with both in the Old and New Testaments, which indicates that it commonly afflicts God’s people. Spiritual depression, has been called the dark night of the soul. a malady that even the greatest of Christians have suffered from.

Spiritual depression is real and can be severe. We may be tempted to polish our “supersaint” halo and ask  how a person of faith could experience such spiritual lows, but whatever the event or experience that provokes it, it does not take away from its reality. Our faith is not static, it is living. It is in constant motion. It is moving from faith to faith. And in between, we sometimes experience things in our life that produce periods of doubt, when we cry, "Lord, I believe, help Thou my unbelief." This is the paradox of faith that the Psalmist expresses here, and by his example, shows us how to overcome.

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