Friday, April 17, 2009

My Friend is Depressed

Q: My friend is really depressed. How do I help her feel better? Is there something in the Bible that will help her?

A: Point out to her the positives about herself and the life God has given her. Tell her that God will provide, and help her through the hard times. A good place to look in the Bible for support is the Beatitudes. Matthew 5:3-8, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”

Remind her that God is always there for her and that she can turn to Him in time of need. Also, reassure her that you will be her friend until the end.


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