Monday, January 19, 2009

Overcoming the Battles of Depression Part 1

Deuteronomy 31:8
“The Lord goes before me; He will march with me; He will not fail me or let me go or forsake me; I will fear not, neither become broken [in spirit—depressed, dismayed, and unnerved with alarm].

Through prayer I felt the Lord leading me to talk about and encourage you to overcome depression. I believe in many cases it is something we deal with where we can be encouraged by the Word. You see the Lord goes before us and will not fail us, he is striding ahead of us and we should not be intimidated, not be dismayed, not fear or become worried. In 1 Peter 5:7 it states, “we should cast all our cares upon Him for He cares for us”. You see to many times when we get depressed we do the wrong thing by overeating or drinking, watching negative television, listening to the wrong people, and leaning on the world to overcome things that are going on in our mind. We have to know that the Lord is with us and he will not fail us and neither will His word.

If you start to feel a depression coming on, try this prayer first thing in the morning.

“Lord, I praise You for who You are and I thank You for all You are doing in my life and I ask today that you restore my Joy and renew my strength so today I may soar on wings like eagles. I thank you for encouraging me today and when I start to feel sad, I will lean on You and you will restore my Joy and put a smile on my face. Thank you today! In Jesus Name, Amen.

1 comment:

Brian Miller said...

Nice post. Timely as many people are dealing with this in light of the economy and everything else going on in the world. Thanks for sharing Brad.