What makes depression difficult for many Christians is their confusion over what it reflects about their spiritual life…. Countless believers wrestle self-hatred and self-blame, convinced they are useless to God and a burden to others. They struggle with the idea that God actually wants them to treat themselves with grace and to see themselves for what they are: the marvelous result of his compassionate handiwork. This is what Christian psychologists and others variable call “self-esteem” or “self-acceptance.” But God calls it simply knowing the truth.
Light in the Darkness: Finding Hope in the Shadow of Depression