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ECLIPSE OF THE SOUL: Overcoming Depression, Suicidal Thoughts, and Hopelessness: Part 1



We are in troubling times. We are in a national pandemic with Covid-19, but we are facing an invisible epidemic with the highest suicide and depression rates the United States has ever seen. In the last six weeks, 1 in 4 adults, ages 18-24, have contemplated suicide. In this Healing Series (Part 1), Meredith shares her story of a two-year experience of a deep and dark depression that suddenly came upon her and the steps she took to overcome it. She illustrates how depression is similar to an eclipse but to the soul, and she shares the first two steps in healing and how the enemy of our souls wants everyone to fear this one thing.

  • Current Depression and Suicide Statistic Rate reported by CDC (2:52)
  • Why an eclipse is a great illustration on depression. (5:03)
  • Given enough time on earth, depression will more than likely cross your path. Jesus never said the Christian walk would be easy. He gives us the keys to understanding how to walk through it. (7:20)
  • Why was I going through this terrible darkness? (17:09)
  • In my recovery journey from depression I could not allow myself to trust my feelings (27:20)
  • Powerlessness and Surrender: The First Steps to Healing (28:30)
  • How to receive the Spirit of God and how does that help one with depression? (29:27)
  • Charles Spurgeon comments on the ‘Valley of the Shadow of Death’ (32:25)
  • The worst fear of depression? (33:50)
  • Is depression permanent? (36:00)