It is true that the death of Jesus on the cross and the gift of the Spirit is the cure for everything. Anything in life, whether it be physical, emotional or spiritual, God is there and willing to help.
Recently I read an honestly depressing novel, ‘The Eye of The Sheep’. The story is told through the perspective of a little child named Jimmy, who has Autism and thereby sees everything very differently. This makes him even more vulnerable to the disastrous events predicted to unfold in the story. The story themes of alcoholism, depression and family break up change Jimmy to the point where he nearly drowns himself. I honestly struggled to finish the book, every time finding myself slightly depressed after reading it. It was only when I asked God for strength that He showed me something: The book was lacking one thing that would give it hope, Jesus.
That week, whilst visiting family, I heard that their neighbours were abusing alcohol and negatively impacting their children, similar to that story described in the book. God showed me that this book resembles the culture of many households and that we, the children of God, are the light to lead those people to Jesus who heals all sicknesses. This is evidently shown in Matthew 5:14-16 and James 5:14-15.
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
If you know of anyone with the symptoms of alcoholism, depression or family conflict, lift them up to the doctor and healer of all diseases, Jesus, who hears your prayers and will act in His good time.