my life as a student minister

Depression in Ministry

The other day, I heard a couple ministers talking about depression. It was noted that a lot of ministers and their families suffer from depression. Since I struggle with depression, this got me thinking. Why do so many of us suffer with deep/dark/focus off of Christ thoughts? My own depression is biological and not situational. Regardless, depression seems to be a “favorite tool” of satan to attack those in full-time ministry. So, my question is this…do you struggle with depression?

Let me add for clarity, that I do not think all depression comes from a lack of regular time with God, submitting to His will, etc. Our bodies were born into a sinful world and suffer from the effects of sin. So, it’s only natural to assume that depression can also be a product of sin in the world.


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