Dealing with Depression
I Want to talk about depression. Depression affects each and every one of us sometime in our lives. It can make you feel like you want to give up, commit suicide, withdraw within yourself, fatigue, and loneliness. It can be a constant everyday battle. But there is hope.
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Then in
Rom 15:11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and praise him, all ye people. God wants us to live joyous life’s not depressed and feeling unworthy. One of the ways of getting out of depression is stopped dwelling on self. When we dwell on our problem, we let our problem own us. And that’s all we can think of. We must turn our efforts outward and start giving it to God and look at trying to help others which will give us blessings and take her mind off the depression. To fellowship with good Christian brothers and sisters, a family of faith that you can depend on. They will talk to you and you can share your problems with them and lots of time sharing your problem with someone, helps get you out of that slump. You know how it is when you can get things off your chest, you feel like a burden was lifted. The word of God tells us in.
1Th 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.Other words encourage each other and help each other grow stronger in faith.We are to build are brothers and sister up ,not tear them down. Then in
Ephesians 4:9-12 (Nowe, in that he ascended, what is it but that he had also descended first into the lowest partes of the earth?
Ephesians 4:10 Hee that descended, is euen the same that ascended, farre aboue all heauens, that hee might fill all things)
Ephesians 4:11 Hee therefore gaue some to be Apostles, and some Prophets, and some Euangelists, and some Pastours, and Teachers,
Ephesians 4:12 For the repairing of the Saintes, for the woorke of the ministerie, and for the edification of the bodie of Christ. Edification means uplift.
When we fellowship with our family of faith, you’ll find people that have when through the same things that you have. And you can share with each other your thoughts, and that person can tell you how they overcame the situation.
1 John 1:7 But if we walke in the light as he is in the light, we haue fellowship one with another, and the blood of Iesus Christ his Sonne clenseth vs from all sinne.
Here the word of God is telling us to fellowship together, meaning we need people that we can relate to and to edify us and to lift us up. That’s why I often said, you can be a child of God, and stay at home and watch preachers on television, and you can learn. But you can never grow. You need to fellowship with others to be able to talk about what you’re learning and usually there’s other people around with wisdom that can give you understanding of what you’ve learned that you don’t understand on your own. And when you fellowship with others it increases your faith, it shows that you believe in what is being preached and teached. It gives you a sense of belonging. The word of God says that we should always assemble together
Hebrews 10:24-25 We should think about each other to see how we can encourage each other to show love and do good works.
Heb 10:25 We must not quit meeting together, as some are doing. No, we need to keep on encouraging each other. This becomes more and more important as you see the Day getting closer.
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you, but such as appertained to man: and God is faithfull, which will not suffer you to be tempted above that you be able, but will even give the issue with the temptation, that ye may be able to bearer it.
We have to remember depression comes from satan. It is something that he puts in our life to get us to lose track with our relationship with our Lord and Savior. We have to remember Christ is there to help us through the situation. Sometimes depression is caused by a medical condition that can be corrected with medicine. But still God is the ultimate source. He’s the one we have to look to and depend on. And with our family of faith, if we fall, they will pick us up and help us back into the fold. They will say let us pray together and seek Gods help. But if you fall in the world they would just kick you and let you lay there. And try to bring you down. They will say let’s go out and tie one on and you will forget your problems. And that never works when you wake up your problems are still there.