There’s no shortage of troubling circumstances in life that can make you feel anxious and depressed. Whether you’re anxious about the future or depressed about the past, your negative emotions will prevent you from living the healthy life God wants you to enjoy right now. Depression can weigh heavy on you. Many Christians feel that their depression is a result of a lack of faith or spiritual shortcomings. Those times when we feel our faith is fruitless can be incredibly frustrating. The more we believe we’ve fallen short, the more we think God can’t help us through our suffering. But God can. Depression is not a spiritual deficit, the result of a lack of faith or a sin in your past. There is nothing you can or can’t do in your spiritual life to change how your brain functions – it’s completely out of your hands. But you can understand that God is with you, especially during your darkest hours. He understands your depression and will walk beside you through it. Here are six truths about depression and faith.