Why Would God Allow Me to Have Depression?

Mental ill health is an increasing challenge for many people. Many of us currently struggle with varying levels of anxiety or depression, and those of us who don’t currently might well do so in the future. How are we to make sense of it all? How can we reconcile the seeming conflict between a loving God and a God who might allow us to walk through the dark experiences of mental illness? Is it evidence that God doesn’t exist or, if he does exist, doesn’t care? In this episode of Short/Answers Gareth Black offers some introductory thoughts to this important and sensitive area of human experience.


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