Overcoming depression with God’s love

Adapted from an article published in The Christian Science Monitor’s Christian Science Perspective column July 11, 2023.

There was a time in my life when I experienced a deep depression. There were days when I didn’t want to get out of bed and completely lacked motivation. It was a dark sadness that seemed to be sucking me under. I was not my usual self.

Desperate to feel happy again, I decided to turn to God for help through prayer. Using a foundational truth of Christian Science—that all is created and governed by the Divine, God, Love—I began to pray deeply. With support from teachings in the Bible and its companion textbook called Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, I started to deepen my spiritual understanding of God and my relationship to our source. 

What I was learning included the fact that God is all good and only good. And we, as God’s likeness, are entirely spiritual and also only good. The book of Genesis states, “God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good” (1:31). And Science and Health says, “God is Love” (p. 2), echoing the First Epistle of John.

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