Depression isn’t caused by a lack of faith.
That’s not to say that depression isn’t influenced by spiritual factors. For sure our spiritual condition and the life choices that flow out of it can have a significant impact on depression.
Depression, especially major depression, is chemical. It has to do with that squishy organ that exists between your ears. If you have a problem with the functioning of any other squishy organ in your body (liver, kidney, heart, ect) you don’t usually jump to personal sin as a root cause. It certainly could be involved, but it could just as much be a non-spiritual issue.
A good Christian counselor will help you sort through what, if any, spiritual concerns may be contributing to your depression. They will also help you address the physical and circumstantial contributors. A Bible believing integrational therapist will also believe and pray with you for God’s healing power in your body. We believe that God is able to heal and he does heal. Sometimes that’s instantaneously in a cathartic alter experience. At other times that’s over the course of treatment through parts of his body (like depression counselors) and perhaps through the aid of modern medications.
While God sometimes chooses, for his own reasons and purposes, to miraculous heal eyes that are unable to see, most of the time God works through glasses and contacts. Let’s not be any less thankful that God has given us access to this kind of healing then when he chooses to heal without those mechanisms.
Over 1,400 families in southwest Missouri trust the counselors of The Relationship Center to serve their counseling needs. With more than 14,000 hours of therapy in the last 5 years alone TRC counselors have the experience that can make the difference. We specialize in Biblically Christian and Clinically Proven Counseling provided by Licensed Professionals. Session fees range from $75-$125 and we have payment plans & scholarships to meet every budget. Have more questions? Click Here to Learn More About Depression Counseling at The Relationship Center