Blessed are the poor in spirit,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:3
Those who are depressed, distraught, filled with grief, and otherwise in low conditions are the poor in spirit. They feel as if their very lifeblood is draining from them and either fight in weakness or surrender to Jesus and receive the strength of His grace. When depression first threw its black cloud over and through me, I fought in weakness and lost at every turn. No one could help me. Only when I accepted my condition and became humble and lowly in my own eyes, asking Jesus to have mercy on me, did I start emerging from the darkness into the kingdom of heaven on earth.