Oswald Chambers has some wonderful things to say about depression. You can read it here.
...there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years and was bowed together and COULD NOT lift herself up. (emphasis mine) And when Jesus saw her........Luke 13:10-13 Notice she could not lift herself up. So often we treat depression as if the sufferer could just say the magic words and they'd be healed. … Continue reading When your depression has you on the ground.
Depression is a strange illness. It seems we should be able to feel good before we take steps to recovery. But how do we do that when we're depressed? We don't........
People who suffer from depression are many times some of the most courageous people we can meet. Their illness doesn't garner the same empathy. After all, everyone gets depressed. Right? No! Depression is far more than just have a few sad days.
Sometimes we make our depression worse by talking about it too much. There is a fine line between sharing your depression and reinforcing your depression.