“When will you comfort me.” — Psalm 119:82.

One quickly learns to never check the box yes if the question is, “Have you ever been depressed?” At a minimum you will find yourself answering a hundred more questions about your mental health. On sabbatical a “yes” answer would send you straight to solitary confinement.

The truth is that all of us struggle from time too time with depressive thoughts. We can’t always be rays of sunshine. A little gloom now and then is as much a part of human nature as a belly laugh.

There are many cures for the “moody blues,” but a sure fire cure is to spend a bit of time talking to God. I’m not talking about a prayerful and humble whisper, I suggest a forceful unload. Much like the psalmist who shouts “When will you comfort me.” I promise God is listening.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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