Many of us have felt the weight of depression. For some it’s very extreme, leading to physical problems. It can seem to impact every part of your life – from home to work. It’s not something that is easy to fight but it can be done with the help of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
For myself, I have fought off depression – when my dad passed away in May 2015 and again in November 2017. The pain never leaves but I have learned how to never let the Satan win in his battle to steal my joy of Christ’s everyday presence in my life. If you’re dealing with depression right now, I’m praying for you!
Right now, I want to encourage you to grab a journal, a sheet of paper, or sticky note and write these scriptures down. Place them in a place where you can see them each day. Meditate on them. Say them out loud when you pray. Do everything you need to do to win the war.
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
” I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.”
“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” – Psalm 42:11
Romans 8:38 – 39
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
“The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.”
Prayerfully these scriptures serve as a great source of encouragement for you as you cling closer to the Lord. I recently interviewed mental health advocate Brittney Moses in “Faith and Mental Wellness.” You may find this article beneficial too. You can find it here.
– Danielle Wallace, Founder of Memoirs of a Virtuous Woman
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