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       CHRISTIAN QUOTES ON Depression. Part of a large selection of Christian quotes and sayings in a variety of topics by famous people, authors, theologians, pastors, preachers, teachers, and other notable Christians.

I knew I was in danger but was not depressed. I've read pretty well everything.

    Author: C.S. Lewis

Unspeakable sorrow usually follows upon hilarious joy, great depression after high excitement, deep withdrawal after burning fervor. Even in the matter of love, it may commence as such but due to some emotional alteration it may end up with a hatred whose intensity far exceeds the earlier love.

    Author: Watchman Nee

A depressed Christian is a contradiction in terms, and he is a very poor recommendation for the gospel. Nothing is more important, therefore, than that we should be delivered from a condition which gives other people, looking at us, the impression that to be a Christian means to be unhappy, to be sad, to be morbid, and that the Christian is one who "scorns delights and lives laborious days."

    Author: Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    Source: Spiritual Depression - Its Causes and its Cures, 1965, p. 11

The Scriptures do grant clearly by their teaching that it is possible for a Christian to be depressed. Not that they justify this, but they do recognize the fact.

    Author: Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    Source: Spiritual Depression - Its Causes and its Cures, 1965, p. 107

Indeed I can put it, finally like this; the ultimate cause of all spiritual depression is unbelief. For if it were not or unbelief even the devil could do nothing. It is because we listen to the devil instead of listening to God that we go down before him and fall before his attacks.

    Author: Martyn Lloyd-Jones

It is important for us to make a distinction between the spiritual fruit of joy and the cultural concept of happiness. A Christian can have joy in his heart while there is still spiritual depression in his head. The joy that we have sustains us through these dark nights and is not quenched by spiritual depression. The joy of the Christian is one that survives all downturns in life.

    Author: R.C. Sproul
    Source: The Dark Night of the Soul, Tabletalk, March 2008,

The presence of faith gives no guarantee of the absence of spiritual depression; however, the dark night of the soul always gives way to the brightness of the noonday light of the presence of God.

    Author: R.C. Sproul
    Source: The Dark Night of the Soul, Tabletalk, March 2008,

Before any great achievement, some measure of depression is very usual.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon

Fits of depression come over the most of us. Usually cheerful as we may be, we must at intervals be cast down. The strong are not always vigorous, the wise not always ready, the brave not always courageous, and the joyous not always happy.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: When a Preacher is Downcast.

I find myself frequently depressed - perhaps more so than any other person here. And I find no better cure for that depression than to trust in the Lord with all my heart, and seek to realize afresh the power of the peace-speaking blood of Jesus, and His infinite love in dying upon the cross to put away all my transgressions.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon

Poor human nature cannot bear such strains as heavenly triumphs bring to it; there must come a reaction. Excess of joy or excitement must be paid for by subsequent depressions. While the trial lasts, the strength is equal to the emergency; but when it is over, natural weakness claims the right to show itself.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: The Minister's Fainting Fits, Lectures to My Students, Lecture XI, 1856.

If we cannot claim to live sinless lives, then the only thing that can keep us from despairing before a holy God is that we have an Advocate in heaven and He pleads our case not on the basis of our perfection but of His propitiation.

    Author: John Piper
    Source: Jesus Christ is an Advocate for Sinners, Sermon, February 10, 1985


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