There is a story in the Bible that gives some very practical advice in coping with such a gamut of melancholy. It is the story in 1 Kings 19:1-8, of the prophet Elijah’s battle in dealing with the deepest low of his life. Most people, at one time or other in life can identify with Elijah. For myself, having been a person who has had some skirmishes with depression, I know that the things God used in Elijah’s life to pull him through work. And so, here are five things God used in Elijah’s life to help him cope with and overcome his depression.