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Holding on to anger can lead to depression.

Genesis 4:5
5  but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.

One source, but not the only source, of depression is an anger that is of the flesh and not of God. Notice the relationship between Cain being very angry and sadness / depression. Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.

Are you holding on to the wrong kind of anger today? It can be a difficult thing to lay aside. Go to God in weakness and ask for His help. Then after prayer be dilligent to put the anger to death. One example may be a person that you need to forgive. The bitterness you store towards them sours you and can depress you. Forgive them. Do it both to please the Lord and also for your own mental health.

Nothing said in any of these articles is suggested as a substitute for professional help and/or doctor prescribed medicines.

Scripture quotations taken from the "NASB" (www.lockman.org )

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Holding on to anger can lead to depression.
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Lucky-goes-haha Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Yes definitely. I've seen this with many people I have encountered especially this one lady. On Christmas Eve I saw this lady that was crying outside my local shopping complex. No one was bothering to find out what was wrong so I went up to her. She was holding so much anger towards her mother and for her to try and forget that anger she was drinking it away. It really broke my heart.
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Cool-Universe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Thanks for sharing your insight.
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