Depression and Unforgiveness

When you are severely hurt by someone you completely trusted and you feel you are in a ‘bad mood’ because of how much the person hurt you, you may have some symptoms of depression.

Since our thinking impacts our feelings, if you are harbouring unforgiveness in your heart toward someone, you may be experiencing symptoms of depression as a result of failing to extend forgiveness and not letting go of negative thoughts and feelings.

Forgiving someone who has grievously wronged you is not easy, but it is right and it is “doable.” It is the doorway that God has made through which you must walk in order to gain emotional and spiritual freedom. The Bible says, “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” (Colossians 3:13)

Imagine a hook attached to your collarbone. Now, imagine all the pain you are harbouring attached to that hook. Imagine your offender being attached to that hook as well. Ask yourself, “Do I really want to carry this person and all this pain with me for the rest of my life?”

The Lord wants you to take all the pain, along with the person, and release them into His hands. He wants you to take them off your emotional hook and place them onto His hook. The Lord knows how to deal with people who wrong you. He says, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay.” (Romans 12:19)