For so long there has been a stigma around issues of mental health, and this stigma exists among believers in Jesus too. For many of us, we assume depression and anxiety are issues we can fix if we read the Bible or pray more. Lydia Laird knew God was calling her to write and perform music about her faith, but she was struggling with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. For years she carried shame because she just couldn’t fix it.
Click here for a link to the Tim Keller message that Lydia mentions in this episode. It was Pastor Keller’s description that really helped her understand the depression she deals with.