When Mourning and Depression Are Normal

When Mourning and Depression Are Normal

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Job knows how to handle suffering — he mourns it and grieves it. Despair and depression are normal human experiences after times of loss and are not contradictory to our faith. Disappointment, disillusionment and discouragement are God-created emotions. Even the godly can be depressed. Processing pain in a healthy way can deepen our spiritual growth and prepare us to shepherd others.

“The teaching foundation for this sermon is from Chuck Swindoll’s sermon on Job 3:1-26 preached in his 2002 Job Series. I have taken a slightly different perspective on depression and an entirely different set of conclusions.

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