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CHRISTIAN DEPRESSION

If you suffer from depression, chances are, you have probably learned all about government funded research about depression that shows such things as chemical changes that take place in the brain which causes some kind of imbalance contributing to the condition.

You may have found that many doctors believe that medication is the answer to managing depression and you may have discovered that psychiatrists feel mental therapy is the best way to keep depression under control, and who knows what else is out there.

You probably also know that depression is many times a symptom of a different problem, and in order to get rid of your depression, you have to find a solution to your problem.

If youíre familiar with depression you know that it is an overwhelming feeling of sadness and confusion and that it sometimes causes fatigue, mood swings, crying, physical reactions, and lots of other things.

You probably also know that there are different levels of depression.

Some people are bipolar, which is a trendy psychological term for being manic-depressive, or experiencing severe depression sometimes, yet other times experiencing a very elevated mood or enthusiastic outlook on life.

There is mild depression, where you can still function quite normally, but you are by no means happy and there is also severe depression which causes some people to become immobilized, where they canít even get up out of bed because they are so physically drained by their emotions.

This study takes a look at a Christian approach, not a clinical approach to dealing with depression.

Cuz I tell you a TRUTH ...

Jesus is the most awesome healer there is.
 

CHRISTIAN DEPRESSION ...

What is Christian Depression, why is there Christian Depression and what is the way to overcome Christian Depression?
 

This study is NOT intended for those who need medical treatment to treat the depression which they experience.

Even Jesus said some who are sick, need a physician.

Matthew 9:12
But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

No, this study is for those who experience days of depression here and there as they travel along the Christian path.

Sooooooo ...

If youíre under the care of a doctor, or if youíre taking prescription medication for any reason, DO NOT discontinue it unless you have orders from your doctor.

Now Ö We are not gonna talk a lot about the causes of depression itself in this study.

The intent of this study isnít to give you a lot of reasons or excuses as to why you experience depression, or analyze you in any way, because only God truly knows why you are depressed.

The Bible is quite clear on the ORIGIN of depression ...

Proverbs 12:25
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.
(NKJV)

 How quickly you recover from this state of mind and heart is all up to you, because thatís a choice only you can make.

Thatís right Ö itís a choice.

As long as you hold on to the idea that something, or someone else can cure your depression, you may be holding yourself back from ridding yourself of this awful condition. Some types of Depression are nothing more than a bad habit, and nobody can break a habit for anyone else Ö You have to break a habit of your own free will or it will continue to control you.

And you CAN with God.

Matthew 19:26
With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

I would like to encourage you not to allow depression to be some kind of big terrible ugly monster that is impossible to destroy.

 It is not.

All you have to do is take hold of Godís hand, and ask Him for His strength in helping you to conquer this obstacle that is preventing you from serving Him as effectively as you possibly can. You are very important to Him, and to prove it, He led you here to guide you in solving this menacing problem.

He loves you and He wants you to be happy so Ö Letís get started.

Psalms 37:4
Delight thyself also in the LORD: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

What we will be talking about in this study are some different methods you can use to get rid of depression and keep it from returning. As with ANY kind of medication, these methods wonít work unless you actually practice them.

This is medication for the SOUL.

One of the best ways to combat depression is with music.
 

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MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL

I know, I know ... Sounds too easy.

But, you know very well music has the ability to uplift your spirit at times.

But, is this BIBLICALLY Sound?

Absolutely !!!

When king Saul had an evil spirit within, anguishing him, David played the harp for him and Saul was refreshed and well.

In TRUTH ...

The evil spirit left him.

1 Samuel 16:23
And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

So, does that mean that evil spirits cause depression?

They can.

Bad spirits donít like anything that is the opposite of their intent, so theyíll find it uncomfortable in a joyful and holy environment Ö

And they will leave.

The effects of music are usually immediate.

You donít have to wait 20 minutes like you do with aspirin, or days like you do with antibiotics.

Turn it on, and let the healing begin.

 

IT'S ABOUT TIME

Another way to overcome depression is to occupy your time.

Do you have too much time on your hands? Idle hands are the devilís workshop.

Ecclesiastes 10:18
By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

If you have nothing to do, spend some time with the Holy Spirit, read some of our Christian studies, read the Bible. Avoid idle time. Buy a Bible crossword puzzle book. Plant a garden. Paint a picture. Clean a closet. There are plenty of things that will keep your mind occupied and off your problems. 

It will occupy your time as well as fill you with Christian values.

You will be so busy you will not have time to to worry anymore.

Thatís one big problem with depression, isnít it Ö Worrying about yourself?

Youíre not thisÖ

Youíre too thatÖ

You wish thisÖ

You want thatÖ

You canít thisÖ

You worry about thatÖ

Know how to fix that?

Become a servant for the Lord.

 

HOW TO OVERCOME CHRISTIAN DEPRESSION WITH HOPE

 

BROTHER'S KEEPER

Another way to overcome depression ...

Help SOMEBODY ELSE who has a problem.

One sure way to forget your own problem is to help someone else with theirs. Do some volunteer work. Go to a convalescent home and read to someone. Give a few of your spare hours to the soup kitchen in your city and help the homeless. Just picture Jesus smiling down on you when you do something like that?

Matthew 25:40
Whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do it for me.

If you were doing something for Jesus, wouldnít it make you feel better than being depressed?

When you know youíre making a difference for others, you feel like your life really counts for something, and it automatically lifts your spirits, then your uplifted spirit spreads to Godís people.

Plus you can even have your own sins removed while saving a soul.

James 5:20
Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

 What could be better?

The Lord wants you to become involved with His people, thatís what church is, Christians communing with one another. You help someone, and someone else helps you, and we all support one another.

Replace things that make you feel bad (like too much thinking) with things that make you feel good (do more doing).

Stop thinking, start doing!

If you donít allow yourself idle time to think about how depressed you are, then thatís a pretty good solution to a huge part of the problem isnít it? Take away any opportunity for depression to sneak into your thoughts. Stop thinking about yourself, and start doing things for others.

Replace, repair, rejoice!

Ask God to help you.

Jeremiah 33:3
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Well, yeah ... But if YOU donít worry about all those things that you feel need worrying about in your life, whoís gonna?

The answer is ...

GOD

Only, Heís not gonna worry about them, Heís gonna take care of them.

Is anything impossible for Him?

Matthew 19:26
With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Depression is a choice to listen to lies that the devil tempts you with.

John 8:44
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar, and the father of it.

 Believing these lies affects your spirit.

However ... No matter how long you have listened to the whispered lies ...

You can change your spirit.

Just like something has con-vinced you that youíre depressed or sad or that you have a problem ...

YOU can change it by believing that you are NOT sad and depressed and burdened.

Believe to receive.

Matthew 21:22
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

The magic is in the belief.

If you believe youíre depressed, how can you be joyous?

If you tell your spirit that youíre sad, it has no choice but to listen to you because you control your spirit.

Proverbs 15:13
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. 

Our spirit reacts to our thoughts so you need to control your thoughts. The Bible tells to maintain Good thoughts.

Philippians 4:8
Whatever is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, good Ö think on these things.

It also makes sense that changing from sad to happy would be an easier transition than from happy to sad, because happiness is a more readily accepted emotion than sadness Ö for anyone Ö unless you simply donít want to be happy.

That sounds foolish at first Ö Why would anyone want to be sad?

Well, for one thing Ö Attention.

Ouch!

I know that can hurt those who know down deep they do act depressed at times for attention.

However ... The truth can either hurt, or set you free.

Depends on the mind and heart of the recipient.

Depression is something that you can say good-bye to this very moment if you choose to.

You wonít suffer any kind of withdrawal from giving up this bad habit right this very second.

Itís not like giving up chocolate or cigarettes Ö You wonít crave a spell of depression if you havenít had any for a few hours or a few days.

There is no healing time required, like with other habits that leave you fragile and vulnerable while you are rehabilitating from them.

It doesnít cost a thing to give it up, and there is only one possible thing that you could possibly miss about choosing to be free from depression Ö And that thing is attention.

Now, itís a good thing that you are reading this alone right now, because sometimes when we discover things for ourselves, we find them easier to accept.

For instance:

Letís say you confide in your mother about your depression. She knows you inside and out, so she identifies the problem quite easily and says with a half annoyed look on her face and a stern yet loving voice ...

Snap out of it! Grow up, youíre just feeling sorry for yourself!

Immediately you feel defensive, on top of your sensitive emotional state at that time, and you deny it to yourself, and to her, insisting that there is good reason for you to be depressed.

Way, way down deep inside, so far deep that you donít even know it yourself at times, you know sheís right, but your PRIDE wonít let you admit it, because, well, youíd look stupid, and none of us ever want to look stupid. Itís embarrassing, humiliating, and degrading.

So, our pride locks up the truth where we canít find it, and things get worse and worse and worse, until you feel like you need medication, or counseling, or pity, or all of the above.

Whew, what a mess.

By the way, who do you think is orchestrating all this pride and stubbornness and denial, anyway?

Itís not you.

Itís just poor choices made by listening to whispers from the enemy of your soul.

remember?

John 8:44
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar, and the father of it.

When we hear and adhere to the enemy of our soul's whispers ... We become his puppet.

Destroying our own life and the lives of those around us.

Now, look at this from another angle.

 Letís say you never told your mother about your depression. You discover for YOURSELF (maybe right now) that youíre just feeling sorry for yourself, you face the fact that you have indeed wanted some attention and you tell yourself the truth about it.

You feel no need to defend yourself against Ö yourself Ö or anyone else. Your pride has been protected because you discovered the root of the problem all on your own, instead of being told by someone else.

Now, instead of the truth hurting, the truth has set you free!

You may even boast about it.

Hey, Mom, Itís a wonderful day isnít it? I was feeling quite depressed for a while and realized how childish and selfish it was, so I decided to control my own thoughts by giving the steering wheel over to God instead of letting anything else control them, and now I feel like my old self again!

(By the way, donít forget to thank God for His hand in your discovery!)

Psalms 35:9
And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in His salvation.

You do want to be happy, youíve just been swindled by lies that made you believe that you should be depressed.

Remember this, lean on Jesus.

Heís your Savior, and He wants to help.

He wants you to know the TRUTH.

John 8:32
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

If youíve identified that you have a problem with depression, these are just a few suggestions of how to manage it.

Remember at the beginning of this study when I said depression is many times a symptom of another problem and you have to find the root? There are more ways to conquer the problem of depression and whatever may be causing it, and thereís a very promising chance that you can rid your life of depression once and for all.

It is time for the joy and peace you seek to be restored in your life.
 

Psalms 118:24
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.


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