Depression is a HUGE elephant in the room…
NO ONE wants to talk about it but SO MANY people are affected by it!
It’s taking over the lives of people we know and love, but the Church has mostly kept silent about it…
The epidemic of DEPRESSION, anxiety and suicidal thoughts are a part of the daily lives of people inside and outside the Church.
Life is hard. Everyone who lives in real life knows what it feels like to be unhappy and overwhelmed…and sometimes that feeling of sadness turns into hopelessness.
But just because someone is a Christian who’s been saved by Jesus doesn’t mean they won’t face difficult circumstances.
AND Christians are not immune from depression either!
29% of Christians in the United States have struggled with depression at some point in their life* – that’s over 45 MILLION CHRISTIANS! That’s more people than the population of the state of California and Massachusetts COMBINED!
According to the Numbers…
Out of every 10 Christians you know, 3 of them are depressed.
If you’re between 18-34 years old, you’re more likely to be depressed than older generations.
If you have lower income, you’re more likely to be depressed.
If you’re a parent with a child younger than 18 years old, you’re more likely to be depressed.
This means A LOT of us wrestle with depression!
This many Christians struggling silent and alone in the Church is a HUGE problem…and we have got to do something about it!
SOURCE: Christian Post
Perry Noble is the founding and senior pastor of NewSpring Church in South Carolina. The church averages 26,000 people during weekend services at multiple campuses throughout the state. Noble, his wife Lucretia and their daughter Charisse live in Anderson, South Carolina. You can read all of Perry’s unfiltered thoughts about life and leadership at PerryNoble.com.