Hold the phone. That’s just not true. I’ve known a lot of Christians over the years, and many of them, including yours truly, have experienced depression. Many people of faith could easily borrow the word of the psalmist: “How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all day long?” (Psalm 13:1-2)
Or Elijah: “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life…” (1 Kings 19:4)
Or even the words of Jesus: “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.” (Mark 14:34)
Depression happens. It’s caused by a number of things: the chemistry of one’s body, a person’s basic temperament, circumstances, the weather, and the list goes on. Where is God in the midst of depression?