It’s amazing to know that for everything we will ever face or battle with in life, someone in the bible has fought against it and won;so, we always have an amazing example and encouragement to guide us through difficult times. Truth is, difficult times are always going to come. Jesus himself said in the bible that trouble is going to come but be joyful because he has won the victory.
Troubles come in different forms for all of us. For some people, it’s financial, health wise, academic, family. Something that really gets me to calm down is that Jesus already warned me ahead of the trouble that i’d be fighting some battles but i should be rest assured that He won for me already. “These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.(JOHN 16;33”). This verse of the bible assures me that no matter what I go through(even depression), I win.
Depression is not pretty, it’s a mental illness that takes people’s lives maybe more than regular deadly diseases. It’s pretty easy to feel left alone as a christian battling depression because it’s not just what a lot of christian admit to. It’s like a plague, so a lot of Christians just battle it in silence. Is it not amazing to know that we have a biblical example of someone that battled depression? More amazingly, he is a man we all dearly love, He is God’s favorite person, The man after God’s heart. Yes, you are right; King David. King David was a troubled man who had really high HIGHS and terribly low LOWS. Though the Bible doesn’t use the word “depression” except in a few translations and verses, it’s often referenced by other similar words, such as “downcast,” “brokenhearted,” “troubled,” “miserable,” “despairing,” and “mourning,” among others. Psalms 69 is an example of David’s bouts of depression.
Save me, O God,
for the waters have come up to my neck.
I sink in the miry depths,
where there is no foothold.
I have come into the deep waters;
the floods engulf me.
I am worn out calling for help;
my throat is parched.
My eyes fail,
looking for my God.
Remember how Peter reminded us in 1 peter 2;23 that Jesus already healed us? “who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed.”. Thank God depression is an illness, it means that Jesus fought against it for you already. The devil is always going to try to aflict you or your loved ones with whatever he thinks can get you to cave and lose your faith in God, and that’s not your fault. However, your response to these afflictions will determine whether or not you will experience the victory Jesus won for you on Calvary’s Cross. God’s plan for us is to live a life of divine health; physically, mentally, emotionally. God wants you to be free from depression ;When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. psalm 34;17-18.
God wants to fight with you in your fight against depression.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Matthew 11:28. We often compartmentalize our lives with God thinking to ourselves, God would not want to get his hands dirty with this mess, it’s too messy. Child of God, your father will go to any length to deliver you. Just call on Him. God knows you even more than you know yourself, it won’t hurt to ask him to help you overcome depression and anxietiesCasting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.1 Peter 5:7.
Dear believer, you already won through Jesus Christ thousands of years ago, live your victory . Speak against depression, take authority in Jesus name over it. At the mention of the name of Jesus, every knees bows and tongues confess. In the next post, i will be discussing how i overcame depression. We want you joyful. Please send your prayer requests and questions .