Depression is described as excessive gloom and despondency, through loss of resolution or hope. It is an abnormal state of physiological inactivity. A depressed person is cast down in spirits and believes that there is no way forward, but this is not true.

Child of God, I come to tell you that there is a way forward and that way is Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He says in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me”. If Jesus is the way, then depression will not be your portion. He will always show you the way out of any situation that may cause depression in your life. Jesus can help you, as He is your present help in every situation. He can help you conquer depression, with His mighty power. Depression is a weapon of the enemy and the Word of God says, “no weapon forged against you will prevail and you will refute every tongue that accuses you”. Isaiah 54:17a.

Now that you know what the Word says, try and deal with whatever discourages you, as soon as possible, using His powerful Word. The Word of God is immutable or unchangeable, it is like fire and also like a hammer that shatters a rock into pieces. The bible says in Hebrews 4:12,For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

By confessing the Word, any depressive spirit will be uprooted from you. The Word of God is the most powerful weapon on the planet and its application sets you free and you will be free indeed. Do not be unaware of the devices of the devil because he has only one agenda. That agenda is “to steal and kill and destroy” John 10:10a. But Jesus came so that you may have life and have it to the full. He wants you to enjoy abundant spiritual life, have everlasting joy and peace. God does not want you to be sorrowful and depressed; this is not His plan for you.

Our Heavenly Father has got good plans for a hope and a good future for you; and you will finish well, in Jesus’ matchless Name. Joy unspeakable will invade your life and it will spill over to everything you do. You will rejoice in the Lord always and give Him thanks for His faithfulness. Depression causes anxiety but God is telling you, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God”. Philippians 4:6. Cast all your anxiety onto Him and He will guard your heart and mind, in Christ Jesus.

A segment of the fruit of the Spirit is joy and I encourage you to crave this joy, as it will give you strength. The joy of the Lord will fight depression, and as you continue to focus on God, depression will not take hold of you. The bible says, “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine powers to demolish strongholds”. 2 Cor. 10:4. Beloved, I encourage you to refocus your mind from any depressive state to the Word of God. Be strong in the Lord and His mighty power. I pray that the Lord will give you grace to shake off any depressive spirit that is trying to take hold of you, in Jesus’ mighty Name. Amen. ENJOY THE PEACE OF THE LORD.

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If you have not already committed your life to Jesus and you would like to do so now, please pray this prayer:

“Lord Jesus, I am sorry for all the things I have done wrong. Thank you for dying for me on the cross, to set me free from my sins. I ask you to come into my life as my personal Lord and Saviour, and fill me with the Holy Spirit. Thank you Lord Jesus. Amen.”

Congratulations, if you have prayed this prayer. Please look for a Bible-believing church, to fellowship with the brethren. Please do not hesitate to contact me, if I can be of any assistance to you. Remain blessed and enjoy the presence of the Lord.

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Ronke Immanuel               EzineArticles Diamond Author