Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dealing With Depression

"When depression settles upon the soul, it is no evidence that God has changed. He is "the same yesterday, and today, and forever." ...if the clouds sweep over your soul, you must not feel that you are forsaken. Your faith must pierce the gloom. Your eye must be single, and your whole body shall be full of light. The riches of the grace of Christ must be kept before the mind. Treasure up the lessons that His love provides."
Ellen White

The Bible gives us encouragement in dealing with depression. Today we will look at five (5) ways in which we can overcome depression. Many people have suffered depression, it is a sense of hopelessness, this is why the scripture is filled with hope for us.  Jonah, Elijah, Abraham and David  were some of the people who suffered depression in the Bible.

Here are five ways to help make life better for those who suffer from depression

"Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up."  Do not be anxious, or allow fear to overtake you. Learn to trust in the word of God, they are power and they are life. Speak kind words. Be kind to yourself as well as others it will bring a ray of sunshine to your life as well as their lives. (Proverbs 12:25)

"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.” Dueteronomy 31:8 Have faith in God He is always with you to help you. Keep trusting.

"The Eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms." (Deuteronomy" 33:27). For those who suffer depression be aware God is your refuge, and He has got you, He will take care of you.

"Everything is possible for those who believe." (Mark 9:23) You will come through it even though your situation may seem dark and hopeless.

The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down." Psalm 145:14. God is able to keep you, so do not be anxious, even in your present state He is able to lift you. Only believe.

"Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.” – Stephen Fry

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