"I’m a Christian living with depression, and the only way I have found to keep myself alive and hopeful is to look for those divine brushstrokes through what sometimes feel like infinite smears of black."
In October of 2007, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I haven't looked at myself the same way since then.
Does God always heal instantly?
Jesus has the power to heal and deliver us from our pain, but in his wisdom, grace and perfect will, he may allow us to live through suffering, sometimes even until our last day on earth.
I live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety and Jesus helps me work through these issues.
Depression doesn't mean someone lacks faith. It just means they are human.