Here are a series of questions we can ask to discover what is in our heart.
What do you love? What do you hate?
What do you want, crave, hope for?
What is your goal?
What do you fear?
What do you worry about?
What do you feel like you need?
Where do you find refuge, comfort, pleasure, or security?
Who are your heroes and role models?
What defines success or failure for you?
When do you say, “If only …”? (e.g., “If only my husband would …. “)
What do you see as your rights?
What do you pray for?
What do you talk about?
What are your dreams or fantasies?
When do you get angry?
When do you tend to doubt Scripture?
Where in your life have you struggled with bitterness?
What or whom do you avoid?
Do you feel guilty at times?
Under ordinary circumstances we rarely ask these questions of ourselves or allow them to take us to the spiritual core of our lives, but depression is not an ordinary circumstance. Depression unveils our hearts (Ed Welch, Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness, p. 118).