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Depression & Discouragement

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Looking for biblical information on depression and discouragement? These free online Bible studies and other resources provide practical scriptural information and help for depressed people, as well as counselors, pastors, mentors and others who want to help others more effectively. Check this page from time to time, since more studies are added periodically. For individuals and small groups.

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Depression & Discouragement

Practical • Biblical • Cross-Cultural

Looking for biblical information on depression and discouragement? These free online Bible studies and other resources provide practical scriptural information and help for depressed people, as well as counselors, pastors, mentors and others who want to help others more effectively. Check this page from time to time, since more studies are added periodically. For individuals and small groups.

Bible Studies


Responding to Problems

Expect problems — Don’t be surprised when you have problems

Turn to God in the midst of problems — God will strengthen you and help you

Do you set yourself up to get hurt? — It’s easy to accidentally “invite” rejection

Don’t take things personally — Even if someone wants you to take them personally

Do you have a jealous spouse? — If you are depressed because your spouse is jealous, evaluate yourself

Depressed over church problems? — Respond to disappointment with wisdom

Knowing God’s Forgiveness

Receive and accept God’s forgiveness — Practical steps to knowing and experiencing God’s forgiveness

Don’t think you are a uniquely bad person — Escape the trap of self-condemnation

Reject inappropriate guilt — Don’t let inappropriate guilt rob you of joy

Ask others to forgive you — Ask forgiveness, learn a lesson, and earn trust

Dealing with Failure

Overcoming failure or sin, Part 1 — Learn from David’s example

Overcoming failure or sin, Part 2 — Learn from Paul’s example

Overcoming failure or sin, Part 3 — Learn from Peter’s example

Overcoming failure or sin, Part 4 — Practical steps to help you in the future 

Finding Peace and Joy

You are a child of God — Don’t take this for granted

God’s love for me — A personal Bible study on God’s love for us

Live life as an adventure — Escape boredom, depression, and discouragement

God has plans for your life — You have a purpose. What you do matters.

Choose joy — You can live a joyful life

Encouraging others — The power of encouraging words

Love yourself — Did Jesus say you must love yourself before you can love others?

Video on finding peace by forgiving — “Forgiveness and the Beach”

Focus on the positive — Be inspired by Philippians 4:8

Practice thankfulness — Say “thank you” to God and other people often

Practice kindness — Ask God to help you be kind, generous, and understanding

Making deep friends — Practical steps to developing deep friendships with other believers

Trusting God

Trust God to be with you — Put your primary trust in God, not others

Trust God, not your emotions — Your emotions go up and down, but God is dependable

Remember God’s faithfulness — Trust God: Remember times he was faithful in the Bible and in your life

Leave the results in God’s hands — Do your part, then trust God

Living life as an adventure

How to stop taking things personally

Is your spouse jealous?

Do you set yourself up for self-pity?

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