Proverbs 18:14
The human spirit can endure a sick body,
      but who can bear a crushed spirit?


Psalm 43:2
For you are the God in whom I take refuge;
    why have you rejected me?
Why do I go about mourning
    because of the oppression of the enemy?

Original Songs

written by Adventists in times of struggle and depression

"Whenever one is encompassed with clouds, perplexed by circumstances, or afflicted by poverty or distress, Satan is at hand to tempt and annoy. He attacks our weak points of character. He seeks to shake our confidence in God, who suffers such a condition of things to exist."

-Ellen White, The Desire of Ages p.120.

The Story of Elijah

Psalm 42:5
Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my salvation

Often [satan] comes to us as he came to Christ, arraying before us our weakness and infirmities. He hopes to discourage the soul, and to break our hold on God… If we would meet him as Jesus did, we should escape many a defeat. By parleying with the enemy, we give him an advantage.

-Ellen White, The Desire of Ages p.121.