Would you tell a diabetic that they would not need insulin if they had a better relationship with the Lord? Or a cancer patient that they should just pray the pain away? Clinical depression differs from situational depression. It does not have to be triggered by events in one's life.
I am glad you never needed medication. I hope, to God, neither you nor anyone you love ever does.
I said at the end of my post:
“Get that settled and squared away, and THEN see if there is a need for meds.”
I never said NO meds.
I’ve seen many of my friends take meds for situational depression, and by virtue of them getting better to the point of not needing the meds, says a lot about the doctors....
I agree that if it is anything worse than that, then of course take the pills long term.