Part 1

People have this tendency to play down your hurt because they assume it shouldn’t hurt you the way it does, because it wouldn’t have hurt them in the way it’s hurting you. In these times, you feel alone in your hurt—and it can lead to a pit of depression. I know that pit very well, because of the way I’m wired (a melancholy temperament). I want you—who feel like nobody understands the pain and hurt you feel—to know that certain hurts are only understood by our Savior and Father God.

Just because they minimize your hurt, doesn’t mean it’s minimal. Just because it wouldn’t impact them the way it’s impacting you, doesn’t mean they’re stronger…or, that it isn’t “that serious.” If it matters to you, it most certainly matters to our Father. He knows, He sees (even the details they don’t), and He understands your hurt and pain fully.

“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.” –Psalm 40:2 (KJV)

Part 2

Hurt can, of course, trigger depression. But, sin which creates guilt can trigger it too. Here’s a way to get free!

“For innumerable evils have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of my head; therefore my heart fails me. Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; O LORD, make haste to help me!” –Psalms‬ ‭40:12-13‬ ‭(NKJV‬‬)

Part 3

Seeking for others to fully understand your hurt and sin linked to hidden guilt can trigger depression. You know what else can? Lies!

“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; my ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.” –Psalms‬ ‭40:6‬ ‭(NKJV‬‬)

Part 4

Do you know the 3 types of people to stay away from when fighting depression? Find out now.

“Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust, and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.” –Psalms 40:4 (NKJV)