People tell me that they are depressed. I ask them why. They go on to list a number of ways they are living out of accord with God's law.
I tell them, "You should be depressed. True peace and joy can only be found in the fear of God."
Yes, I know there can be other reasons for depression. I don't doubt that there can be physiological explanations for some of it. But many people need to realize that sadness in the heart is often induced by their lifestyle.
When you don't fear God and seek to obey him in what he asks, don't expect the blessing serenity of mind in your life.
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