Hope Prevails Bible Study Resources

Hope Prevails Bible Study Resources for Depression

Helpful articles and videos  to use as a resource for those facilitating or participating in a Hope Prevails Bible Study.

Welcome to the Resource page for the Hope Prevails Bible Study by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Dr. Michelle Bengtson Hope Prevails Bible Study Resources: Welcome!

A personal welcome from Dr. Michelle Bengtson.

Dr Michelle Bengtson Hope Prevails

Introduction to Dr. Michelle Bengtson.
Billy Graham has said, “What oxygen is to the lungs hope is to our world.”

Dr Michelle Bengtson Hope Prevails

Dr. Michelle Bengtson shares about the statistics surrounding the growing epidemic of depression and offers to speak to your group regarding depression’s signs, symptoms, and the hope that exists for those who suffer.

Depression by Dr Michelle Bengtson

Dr. Michelle Bengtson shares three points on depression.

  1. What is depression?
  2. Causes of depression.
  3. Spiritual components of depression.

Dr. Michelle Bengtson with Sheila Walsh and Randy Robison on Life Today TV

Dr. Michelle Bengtson interviewed on Life Today TV by Sheila Walsh and Randy Robison.

To watch the video, click here: Dr. Michelle Bengtson on Life Today TV.

Hope Prevails / DR. MICHELLE BENGSTON

Dr. Michelle Bengtson’s TV Interview with Todd Cantelon of 100 Huntley Street, Canada’s longest running daily talk show.

Hope Prevails For Everyone

Dr. Michelle Bengtson shares who Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey through Depression is for. It’s not just for the depressed individual. It’s for everyone.

Letter to My Depressed Self

Letter to My Depressed Self by Dr. Michelle Bengtson from Hope Prevails

Dr. Michelle Bengtson shares a letter she wrote to herself and included in the book, Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey through Depression.

Chapter 1: This thing called depression

This Thing Called Depression

This thing called depression.

Chapter 2: You are not alone

Hope-Filled Perspective: Depressed? Anxious? There is help & hope. Do you want to get well?

Hope-Filled Perspective: Depressed? Anxious? There is help & hope. Do you want to get well?

Related Blog Post: Do You Want to Get Well? 5 Important Lessons on Healing

Related Blog 2: Do you want to get well?

Hope Prevails! Maybe You Can Relate

Hope Prevails! Maybe you can relate

Related Blog Post: Hope Prevails! Maybe You Can Relate

Chapter 3: The underlying causes of depression

Hope Prevails No Shame in Depression

Hope Prevails! No shame in depression

Related Blog Post: Hope Prevails! There Is No Shame In Depression

Chapter 4: Recognize you have an enemy

Depression Contributes to Loneliness

Depression contributes to loneliness

Chapter 5: Recover your joy

Dr. Michelle Bengtson: The Thief Of Joy (James Robison / LIFE Today)

Dr. Michelle Bengtson: The Thief of Joy (James Robison / LIFE Today TV excerpt from full interview).

Hope-filled perspective: Don't let comparison steal your joy - Ch 5 Recover Your Joy

Hope filled perspective – Don’t let comparison steal your joy

Hope-Filled Perspective: You Can Have Joy - Ch 5 Joy

Hope Filled Perspective: You Can Have Joy

Hope-Filled Perspective: Don't Compare Your Backstage With Someone Else's Onstage - Ch5 Joy

Hope-Filled Perspective: Don’t Compare Your Backstage With Someone Else’s Onstage

Hope Prevails Joy Comes in the Morning

Hope Prevails! Joy Comes in the Morning

Related Blog Post: Hope Prevails! Joy Comes in the Morning

Seek God's Presence to Recover Joy

Seek God’s Presence to Recover Joy

Chapter 6: Reclaim your peace

Hope-filled perspective: there is no shame in needing help

Hope-filled perspective: there is no shame in needing help

Anxiety the Thief of Peace

Anxiety the Thief of Peace

Chapter 7: Reestablish your identity

Hope-filled perspective: You are who God says you are and no less - Ch 7 identity

Hope-filled perspective: You are who God says you are and no less

9 Truths from God's Word What God Says About You

9 Truths from God’s Word: What God Says About You

Re establish your identity

Reestablish your identity

Hope-filled perspective: there is no shame in needing help

Hope-filled perspective: there is no shame in needing help

Anxiety the Thief of Peace

Anxiety the Thief of Peace

Hope-Filled Perspective: No Matter What You are a Child of God

No Matter What You are a Child of God

Chapter 8: Know your worth

Your Worth Your Identity Whose Opinion Counts

Your Worth Your Identity Whose Opinion Counts

Related Blog Post: Whose Opinion Counts

Know your worth

Every fear is based on a lie

Every fear is based on a lie

Hope-Filled Perspective: You Are Worth It (Ch 8)

You Are Worth It

Chapter 9: Remember your secure destiny

Hope-Filled Perspective: Your destiny is secure

Your Destiny is Secure

Chapter 10: Be confident that nothing separates you from God’s love

God is Always With Us

God is Always With Us

Nothing Separates Us From God's Love

Nothing Separates Us From God’s Love

Hope-Filled Perspective: God gives beauty for ashes

Your Destiny is Secure

Chapter 11: God uses your pain

God doesnt waste our pain

God doesn’t waste our pain

Related Blog Post: God Doesn’t Waste Our Pain

7 Unexpected Ways Depression Changed and Challenged Me

7 Unexpected Ways Depression Changed and Challenged Me

Hope-Filled Perspective: Your Pain is Never Wasted

Your Pain is Never Wasted

Chapter 12: The way to hope

Free to Choose

Take Time for Praise and Gratitude

Take Time for Praise and Gratitude

Hope Prevails Bible Study Music Playlist

Visit this Music Playlist on YouTube for inspiration and encouraging music referenced in each chapter of the Hope Prevails Bible Study.

Hope Prevails Bible Study Music Playlist

Helpful Articles on Depression

The Unforced Rhythm of Grace

The Unforced Rhythm of Grace

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your circumstances, when nothing you do seems to be enough? Where do you turn for refuge? His word says His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Nothing about my circumstances feels easy or light. How do you learn the unforced rhythm of grace?

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The Peace in Your Storm

The Peace in Your Storm

Scripture tells us that trials will come. Whether it’s depression we are facing, or cancer, financial crisis, or any other “storm,” we have a choice to make on where to give our focus so that we can find peace in the storm.

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When All Is Not As It Seems

When All Is Not As It Seems

Sometimes the hardest days end up bringing the most hope. On those days when everything in us cries out, “If only…” we may need to shift our perspective to see hope renewed. Will you trust Him with your “if only…”?

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Lean In During the Hard Times

Lean In During the Hard Times

What do you do when you experience trial after trial, and it seems like the odds are against you? Or, you feel overwhelmed, abandoned, rejected and lonely? We learn from scripture what one woman did when it seemed her situation was unsolvable in her own strength. Read more for the hope to lean in during the hard times.

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Is It Exhaustion Or Depression?

Is It Exhaustion Or Depression?

How can I tell the difference between exhaustion and depression? Read more for some of the differences between exhaustion and depression and for three things in your control that you can change to make yourself feel better.

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You Are Not Alone: 4 Scriptures to Stand On in the Valley of Depression

You Are Not Alone: 4 Scriptures to Stand On in the Valley of Depression

Two of the most comforting sentiments we can hear in the midst of a trial are “You’re not alone…I understand.” When I was in the valley of depression, that’s what I needed to hear but didn’t. The truth is you’re not alone because God has promised to never leave. Read more for 4 scriptures to stand on in the valley of depression.

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Is It The Blues Or Something Else?

Is It The Blues Or Something Else?

Everyone gets the blues sometimes. But what do you do when the blues don’t go away? Is it the blues or something else? It can be hard to tell, but there are some signs and symptoms that give us clues. There is hope and you are not alone.

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How To Grieve

How To Grieve

When it comes to grief, there is no normal, because everyone grieves their own way. I’m often asked how long the grieving process takes, what are different ways to deal with grief, and how to support a grieving spouse or other loved one. In today’s article, I share 4 supportive ways to deal with grief.

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How to Handle Difficult Times

How to Handle Difficult Times

In this world, you will face trials, difficulties, hard times. God warns us of such. At times it will seem like you are surrounded by a flood of difficulty. Other times you may feel as if you are walking through the fire of hardship. The question is, how do you handle difficult times?

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Dr Michelle Bengtson, Ph.D. ABPP in front of wall

Meet the Author

Dr. Michelle Bengtson

DR. MICHELLE BENGTSON (PhD, Nova Southeastern University) has been a neuropsychologist for more than twenty years. She completed postdoctoral training at both the Henry Ford Hospital and the University of Alabama Health Sciences Center. She lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her husband, their two sons, and two dogs. She offers more hope at www.DrMichelleBengtson.com. Because of Him, #HopePrevails!

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