What we have learned so far is that guilt-depression is real and it hurts. However, the choice of sympathy from self-pity, victimization, and projection take you off the true path and simply numb the guilt, so the only option is to eradicate the initial guilt. If you repent, turn, and change by looking into the mirror of your heart every day and line it up with the attitudes and kind deeds of Jesus Christ, you will watch the pain go away. God did not send Cain to group therapy class to discuss and justify why he was depressed. He gave him no counterfeit acceptance—rather, He gave him the advice to repent and get it right the next time. He loved him enough to give him that truth!
The person who is making the choice to enjoy the feeling of focus on self and self-pity, with the combination of the food binge and antidepressants, is just that—making the choice and loving the feeling. It just feels good to have a pity party and to be angry at someone else and to medicate yourself with food and drugs. The escape of personal responsibility is tempting as one lies in bed until noon every day. Looking for help and comfort is not wrong—but you will not find it in the medicine cabinet… you must go to God, for He is the one who can fix problems and fulfill your needs with no guilty side effects and no negative physical side effects. The truth: it feels better to repent and turn than to binge and feel like a victim or take antidepressants.