In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, we read: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” What if we aren’t glad, we aren’t capable of rejoicing, and even prayer is difficult? What if, instead, everything looks dark, we question God’s compassion, and we want to hide in shame? In other words, what if we are clinically depressed? Can we still call ourselves sons or daughters of Christ?
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