Who made them judges?
Updated: Nov 6, 2020
Sadly many Christians make judgments that are unkind, unfair, and simply wrong when they are trying to help Christians who suffer from depression.
Yes, I have come across those who tell you that the reason for your poor mental health is that you have committed some great unforgivable sin or that a demon has taken residence.
The vast majority of those Christian who suffer depression do not do so as a result of any of those glib judgments. Yes we live in a fallen world and we all suffer some of the consequences of our sinful nature, but please stop throwing brutal judgments on the already broken people who are facing such dark and demoralizing experiences of mental health.
Many of the great church leaders of old and some who are leaders today have or are suffering from such conditions as acute anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
Here are a few well known Christian leaders who had depression- CS Lewis, Charles
Spurgeon, Martin Luther; John Calvin; John Wesley; Handel; Sir Isaac Newton; Charles Spurgeon; Pope Francis; Florence Nightingale.
Mother Theresa said "I want to smile even at Jesus and so hide if possible the pain and the darkness of my soul even from Him.” and later she writes