In today’s lesson we will be dealing with the subject of depression. In a recent poll, a little over half of those surveyed admitted to suffering from persistent depression. Forty-six percent of those affected, considered it a health problem, while 43 percent saw it as a sign of personal weakness. Sixty percent believed they could only be helped through medicine or psychiatric counseling.
The statistics in the preceding paragraph give us some interesting insight into the problem of depression in our society. Obviously, few people see it as a spiritual problem, and therefore, don’t address it as such. As we ponder Isbosheth’s death on “a bed of depression,” we will explore the topic of spiritual depression and take a look at its causes and some possible treatments.