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Gene’s Daily Scriptural Postings

A Daily Email Devotional from the 

Berean Bible Society

Three Causes of Depression

by Pastor Paul M. SadlerPrinter Friendly Version

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Sin: When Cain failed to bring the acceptable blood sacrifice that Godrequired, "his countenance fell." He descended into a state of depressiondue to his disobedience. The Lord confronted Cain to do what was right!In other words, bring the proper sacrifice and he would be accepted, butif he refused to do so, "sin lieth at the door," that is, crouching at the doorto consume him with guilt. Disobedience and unaddressed sin in a lifecan be one of the causes of depression.

Satanic Attack: After Elijah's incredible triumph at Mt. Carmel over theprophets of Baal, Jezebel vowed to hunt him down and kill him. Sincethis was no idle threat, Elijah fled for his life. On the lam, he sat downunder a juniper tree and descended into a dark place called depression.Oftentimes after we experience a great victory for the Lord, Satan willcause a shadow of melancholy to come over us. Many of the past giantsof the faith, who made major inroads into the kingdom of darkness, wereafflicted with bouts of depression.

Medical: Sometimes depression is a medical condition, which can becaused by any number of reasons: biological differences, brain chemistry(neurotransmitters interaction with neurocircuits), hormones, familyhistory, etc. If you suffer with clinical depression, it should not be takenlightly. Consult your family doctor as soon as possible. There are manyvery effective medications today that can help you live a normal life.

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