“Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died— more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”

Romans 8:34

If you struggle with depression, you need the teeth of your heart pried open and the gospel spoon-fed to you every day. Satan will tempt you to count and keep a record of your every fear and failure. The Lord Jesus is the only One given the right to count your sins against you. But instead, He counted it a joy to endure the cross for you. 

Depression does not make you a bad Christian. Remember, we are no longer defined by our sins, but by the atoning blood and perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ. When God the Father looks upon you, He loves you with the same love He has for His only begotten Son. 

If you are to fight against the torment of depression, you must know there is always more grace. God’s amazing grace, love, and mercy never run dry. Whether your knees are bent in praise or despair, God meets you there with more grace. Satan is your accuser—you must resist him. Jesus is your advocate—you must listen to Him. 

You can always have hope, not because you are a good Christian, but because you have a great Savior. 




Scripture Focus

Romans 8:31-39

Insight

“Although my memory’s fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner, and Christ is a great Savior.” (John Newton, 1807)

Bible In A Year

  • ob 33-34
  • Psalm 58
  • Luke 21