[Steve Stutzman] Depression conjures up all kinds of thoughts, word pictures, and notions, none of them positive. It ranges from a feeling of a “cloudy day” to a darkness that forbids the very possibility of escape or happiness. While everyone will face certain things that discourage us temporarily, it was not God’s design for people to live in a state of perpetual depression.
In its rawest form, depression is a series of thoughts, connected to a series of emotions, that will not bow to Christ (1 Cor 10:4-5). It is unclear if darkened thoughts cause emotions, or if darkened feelings cause thoughts, but either way, it’s depressing. In some cases, doctors have associated chemical imbalance with depression—but again, it is unclear if the imbalance cause depression, or depression caused the imbalance.
As a believer in GOD, the Word of God, Eternity, and Christ, my tendency is to explore things from an eternal perspective first.