The Good Life: August cluster frame (1)

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Judy George
Judy George Sat, 11/02/2019 - 23:55

OOPS! Sorry, I clicked the wrong thing and I don't know how to delete this. But I do appreciate your sharing these beautiful frame clusters.

Judy George
Judy George Sat, 11/02/2019 - 23:53

A deep sense of despondency, discouragement and sadness, often linked with a sense of personal powerlessness and a loss of meaning in and enthusiasm for life. Many biblical characters show evidence of such behaviour which originates in a number of different ways.

Some causes of depression
External circumstances 2Co 1:8 See also 1Ki 19:3-4; Job 9:23; Ps 42:1-11; Ps 88:1-18; Joel 1:11

Physical illness or exhaustion 1Ki 19:5-8 See also Ge 21:15-16; Ps 6:1-7; Ps 22:14-17; Ps 31:9-12; Isa 38:1-2; Jnh 1:5

Fear of others 1Ki 19:1-3

Fear of failure 1Ki 19:4 See also Ex 4:1; Nu 11:11-15

Serious sin Mt 27:3-4 See also Ps 25:16-18; Jer 14:2-3,7; Jer 16:9-10; Eze 4:16-17; Eze 7:26-27; Eze 12:19; Rev 16:10-11

A sense of the futility of life Ecc 2:17-20

Loss of sense of God’s presence Ps 22:1-2 See also Mt 27:46; Mk 15:34

Symptoms of depression
A loathing of life and a desire to end it Nu 11:15 See also 1Ki 19:4; Job 10:1; Ecc 2:17; Jer 20:15-18; Jnh 4:8

Deep sorrow Ge 21:16 See also Jdg 21:2; 1Sa 1:10,16; Ps 42:3; Ne 1:4; Ne 2:2; Est 4:1-3; Job 16:16; La 2:11

Loneliness 1Ki 19:10 See also Nu 11:14; 1Ki 19:14

Perplexity Ps 42:5 See also Hab 1:2; Lk 24:17; Jn 16:6

Despair Job 17:1 See also Ps 88:3-9; 2Co 1:8-9

Escapism Ps 55:6-8 See also 1Ki 19:1-3; Jer 8:22

Feeling forsaken by God Ps 22:1 See also Ps 27:9; Ps 38:21; Isa 49:14; Jer 15:18; La 3:1-20

Examples of spiritual depression
Jdg 6:13; 1Ki 19:9-18; Ps 22:1-2,6-8; Ps 42:1-7,9-11; Ps 43:1-5

Remedies for depression
Renewed vision of God and being centred upon him 1Ki 19:11; Isa 26:3 See also Jer 17:7-8; Ro 8:6

Hope and trust in God Ps 42:11 See also Ps 22:9-11,22-31; Hab 3:16-18

Praise Ps 30:1 See also Ps 42:5; Ps 107:1-43; Isa 61:1-3; 2Co 4:8-12

Reviewing what God has done Ps 77:11-12 See also Ps 42:6; Ps 143:5; La 3:19-26; 2Co 7:6

Prayer Php 4:6-7 See also Ps 139:23

See also
5560 suffering
5770 abandonment
5799 bitterness
5901 loneliness
5952 sorrow
5970 unhappiness
8104 assurance
8283 joy
8713 discouragement
8741 failure
8754 fear
9614 hope, results of absence
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.

Charles Hutchins
Charles Hutchins Thu, 09/19/2019 - 14:29

Thank you

Mayte Toledo
Mayte Toledo Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:31

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Christine Harrison
Christine Harrison Fri, 08/09/2019 - 15:31

Love this thank you for sharing