People who have experienced rejection, abuse, or neglect in childhood have one thing in common: they all struggle with feelings of being unloved. From birth to death, our need for love is as essential for life as the need for water. Just as we can’t live without water, we can’t live without the flow of love that comes through genuine, loving relationships. David said, “As the deer pants for streams of water, so I long for you, O God” (Psalms 42:1). Without the spiritual water of God’s love, our souls soon become a dry and thirsty land. The deep longings of our soul must be satisfied. We long for God’s kind of love which is unconditional love.
Symptoms of Depression: