Depression

Trafficked Girls Discover the Ultimate Love of Christ

Kerry’s voice breaks over the phone as she tells a story that’s straight out of a movie. She’s in her 60s, works as an office manager in the Southern U.S., and in the past couple of years has disciples at least 25 girls held captive by human traffickers. She’s seen their pictures—“baby faces with the …

How Christians Can Fight Depression

In your circle, well-meaning friends might underestimate your emotional pain. “Just pray and read your Bible,” they may say. But what if you do all the “right” things and are still depressed? God has promised us lasting hope. As a start to finding peace, read these 5 Biblical truths—and never give up. 1. An enemy is fighting …

Social Distancing or Quarantine? Encouragement for the Lonely

“Cast all your anxieties on him because he cares for you.” —1 Peter 5:7 With the new coronavirus causing millions to be confined to their homes, it’s quite possible that people are more alone now than ever before. Have you found yourself feeling trapped? Alone? Discouraged? Billy Graham once said, “Loneliness can be like an …

5 Billy Graham Answers on Anxiety

The number of people suffering from anxiety and depression continues to rise in the United Kingdom. There are six million people experiencing either depression or anxiety just in the UK, according to the most recent data from Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. “Historians will probably call this present era in the Western World that we are living …

Treating your depression is not a sin

“Is it a sin for me to take medicine for depression? I worry about this, because someone in my church said that if we’re right with God we won’t be depressed. The medicine really helps me, but I need to know if I’m doing something wrong.”

Are you lonely?

“Do you feel lonely? You aren’t alone. Billy Graham responds to questions from readers at three different phases of life: a college student who feels isolated, an empty-nester and an elderly man who just lost his wife.

Encouragement for the Lonely

“Cast all your anxieties on him because he cares for you.” —1 Peter 5:7 “Loneliness can be like an emotional vacuum in our hearts, yearning to be filled,” Billy Graham once said. Does your heart despair in loneliness? Be encouraged as you consider the following Bible-based truths from Billy Graham: Loneliness began in the Garden of …

Billy Graham Sermon: Joy in Tribulation

Nowhere does the Bible teach that Christians are to be exempt from the tribulations and natural disasters that come upon the world. It does teach that the Christian can face tribulation, crisis, calamity and personal suffering with a supernatural power that is not available to the person outside of Christ. Thousands of Christians have learned …

15 Comforting Bible Verses for Troubled Times

There are so many terrible things occupying the headlines these days, it can be hard to wrap your head around them. When will the madness end? The people who lived in Bible times were no strangers to atrocity. But many were also well acquainted with the character of God—a loving, protecting Father quick to console His people. He …

You Are Not alone

Loneliness is no respecter of persons. It invades the palace as well as the hut. Many turn to drink because of loneliness. Others lose their sanity becasue of loneliness. Many commit suicide because of the despair of loneliness. Thousands have found Christ to be the answer for their loneliness. The Hebrew children were not alone …

Count Your Blessings

Christians are not altogether immune from depression. The fact is: the trend of events and the mounting tide of evil are enough to give one sobering thoughts—Christian or not. David, the sweet singer of Israel, was not always on top of his depression. Sometimes his glad song was turned to a depressive mourning. “My tears …