Joseph, son of Yaakov, grows up as the beloved son. But suddenly his whole world turns upside down: he gets sold as a slave by his brothers, his master’s wife wants to seduce him, he is thrown into prison with a life-long sentence. If wuold have been easy at this point to lose hope.
But he does not give up, he knows that G-d has a plan for him, he fights depression. And so even in prison, tries to cheer up other prisoners by interpreting their dreams. And this turns into his way out later on.
Just like Joseph, we need to fight depression, every day. Even if it seems like everything is lost. Never give up, never surrender!
Hat tip: R. Moshe Bendahan (from 10:30 on).