Ben Courson, founder of Hope Generation, talks about pastoral depression and how we deal with it in leadership positions. Ben speaks from his own experience as someone who suffered for a decade with chronic depression. In the Bible we see that Job, Elijah, Jonah, and David all suffered from depression. It is not uncommon. And it is not a sign of weakness. With compassion and wisdom, Ben explains how depression can be viewed biblically and what good can come from it. It’s a message of—what else?—hope.
“The greatest Bible characters were often depressed.” -Ben Courson
“Depression is not a sign of weakness. Sometimes it is a sign of strength.” -Ben Courson
“The One who invented the phrase broken heart knows how to heal your broken heart.” -Ben Courson
“What the enemy intends for evil, God intends for good. He can take your greatest disadvantages and turn them into advantages.” -Ben Courson
“Give everything but up.” -Ben Courson