Man goes through a series of emotions everyday. Some of his moments are so pressing that he feels extremely discouraged about his life. He starts thinking life to be an endless, tragic treadmill which is not worth living or having. He might also think that nobody loves and cares for him.
But amidst of all this, it is important to realize that Lord offers to you another view of life. Bible tells us that we are created in the likeness of God; and if God has made us like this, then he must have sought some tremendous meaning, destiny and purpose to ourselves.
It is very important for us to understand that God really cares for all of us. In John 3:16, we read,
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life”.
There are people who care for you too and concerned whether you live or die. Just experience and enjoy that abundant life in Christ. Again, John says in John 5:3,4,
“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith”.
Depression has become number one problem in our society. Their has been a steady increase in suicidal rates that shows the final end where depression takes people. It has lead to unhappy people, stressed lives, broken homes and wasted lives. The wise Soloman said in Proverbs 23:7:
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”
We must fully believe that God has solution for our every problem and that we can go to Him for help. Below are some positive Biblical steps to overcome depression:
- Recognize that God created you in His image and therefore you are good. He wants you to be happy. He gave His only begotten Son so that you might have eternal life (John 3:16)
- Believe that God is faithful to do what He has promised for you. Look for His abundant life. God has promised to meet our every-need (Phil. 4:19; Eph. 3:20; Matt. 7:11).
- Think on positive things, things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of good report (Phil 4:8).
- “Rejoice in the Lord always,” (Paul 4:4).
Always firm your belief that God will surely do what he has promised for you. Let His spirit dwell in your soul that brings up in you an attitude of thanksgiving and submissive spirit. Praise Lord when things are going against you and be thankful in everything!