Dealing With Depression

by Greg Laurie on Jun 12, 2022

Today, on Harvest At Home, Pastor Greg Laurie will be continuing in our current series with his message titled “Dealing with Depression.”

Sermon Notes

All around us, at this very moment, is a supernatural world. It is the real world of God and Satan, angels and demons, Heaven and Hell. But it doesn’t have to be scary; in fact, it should encourage you to have faith in God’s promises.


1. If we want to see God work, we must do our part. 1 Kings 18:30

  • Don’t wait for the fire of God to fall on you again. You need to repair your altar first.
  • If you have lost the spark, the romance, the love in your marriage, then do loving things again.
  • “Now summon all Israel to join me at Mount Carmel, along with the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah who are supported by Jezebel.”
  • God is never asleep at the wheel.
  • God is never asleep; He is always watching. 2 Chronicles 16:9
  • “Even atheists have moments of doubt.” —C.S. Lewis
  • “Social media does not bring happiness, it does not bring fulfillment, and it does not bring connection.” 

2. Our job is to pray. God’s job is to answer.

  • Elijah’s prayer had no screaming, moaning, or hype.
  • Read: 1 Kings 18:38–39

3. God answers prayer the way He wants and when He wants. 

  • Sin will have its pound of flesh!
  • Elijah was the instrument God used to call down the fire. But he was also the man who got depressed.

Principles about Dealing with Depression:

  • Times of depression and vulnerability come after great victories.
  • Depression often follows disappointment.
  • Takeaway Truth: After spiritually great moments return to normal again, don’t focus on your emotions; focus on God!
  • Don’t live in the past; prepare for the future.
  • When you are depressed, do not isolate but surround yourself with friends
  • Don’t ignore the practical when you are feeling down.
  • When you are feeling down, you need perspective from God’s Word.
  • The Lord spoke to Elijah in a still small voice.
  • Listen for the voice of God in your life.
  • It is time to leave that cave and find God’s purpose for your life. God had a plan for Elijah, and He has a plan for you as well!


  • 1 Kings 18:27-29
  • 2 Chronicles 16:9
  • 1 Kings 18:36-39
  • 1 Kings 18:43-44
  • 1 Kings 19:1-9
  • 1 Kings 19:12

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