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Bible Study Topic: Depression

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But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged; it strikes you, and you are dismayed.
Job 4:5
Even if I summoned him and he responded, I do not believe he would give me a hearing.
He would crush me with a storm and multiply my wounds for no reason.
He would not let me regain my breath but would overwhelm me with misery.
If it is a matter of strength, he is mighty! And if it is a matter of justice, who will summon him ?
Even if I were innocent, my mouth would condemn me; if I were blameless, it would pronounce me guilty.
"Although I am blameless, I have no concern for myself; I despise my own life.
It is all the same; that is why I say, 'He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.'
When a scourge brings sudden death, he mocks the despair of the innocent.
When a land falls into the hands of the wicked, he blindfolds its judges. If it is not he, then who is it?
"My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy.
They skim past like boats of papyrus, like eagles swooping down on their prey.
If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile,'
I still dread all my sufferings, for I know you will not hold me innocent.
Since I am already found guilty, why should I struggle in vain?
Even if I washed myself with soap and my hands with washing soda,
you would plunge me into a slime pit so that even my clothes would detest me.
"He is not a man like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court.
If only there were someone to arbitrate between us, to lay his hand upon us both,
someone to remove God's rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more.
Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot.
Job 9:16-35
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, and am not silent.
Psalms 22:1-2
If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!
Proverbs 24:10
Why should any living man complain when punished for his sins?
Lamentations 3:39
About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?",which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Matthew 27:46
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?",which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Mark 15:34
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
Luke 18:1
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