The psalmist pleads with God. He brings his light and truth through his Word and his presence, which are the best way out of depression.
Where is God in depression? David begins, “How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?” Then he chooses trust.
Through the years of coping with depression, God has not eradicated it, but has powerfully sustained me through His Word and other Christians.
So how do we live through disaster well? We take our terrifying anxieties and our aching sorrows in both hands and we look heavenward. We choose to let despair draw us to Jesus, rather than away.