Depression is a debilitating mental illness. You can’t fulfill your God-given destiny if you’ve got depression hanging on to you. First, you’ll want to ask God for His wisdom concerning the situation because there may be some things you can do to help yourself.
In 1 Sam. 16:14 we see that an evil spirit filled Saul with depression and fear (NIV version) but it can also be be caused by things such as lack of sunshine, inadequate diet, hormone changes, genetics, etc.
For example a family member was experiencing major symptoms of depression that were alleviated when he switched from diet pop (soft drinks) to regular pop.
After you’ve done what you need to in the natural, start taking your medicine- the Word of God. Here is a list of scriptures to overcome depression:
Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV) 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.
Psalm 25:20 O keep my soul (mind, emotions) and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Philippians 2: 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus…
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
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