Depression and stress are to
the mind what sickness and
disease are to the body.
Unfounded guilt is one of the symptoms of
Don't pile more guilt onto yourself by wondering if a lack
faith is the cause of your depression.
"Don't be afraid of people. I am with you, and I will rescue
declares the Lord.
No trouble we face today is
too great for us to bring God,
who has promised to save us out of all our troubles.
the God of all comfort!
'Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies, and the God of all
2 Corinthians 1:3
in the Word of God.
Read it often.
Get the Scriptures in you that will help to overcome.
The Bible tells us that Satan roams about seeking whom
may devour and depression is just one thing that he
discouragement, and depression are all primary weapons
used by Satan in the battle against our minds.
He maligns God's character and faithfulness, redirects our
on our problems instead of God's promises.
is the Tomorrow that you worried about Yesterday!
"Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and
supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made
known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all
understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through
Notice that the verse
promises God's peace will guard our
hearts and minds.
God knows that our minds need to be at peace.
And He provides a way for us to get that peace.
Hold on to
No matter how bad you feel, it
will never change who Jesus is.
The Bible says "He is the same yesterday, today and
It also says He came to bind up the broken hearted and
the captive free.
We also learn in Isaiah 53 that He is who is
our grief and sorrows.
He knows what it is to be alone.
The following scriptures are from
the King James Version.
Take each scripture one at a time, concentrate
on that verse, let
the Holy Spirit talk to you as you read, then
move to the next.
'The Lord is my strength and my shield; my
in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart
rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.'
know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord,
thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future
'With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our
help us, and to fight our battles.'
2 Chronicles 32:8
'The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge
times of trouble.
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee:
for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.'
'He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of
righteousness for his name's sake.'
'Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me
with thy free spirit.'
'Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee:
He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.'
'O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful
to the rock of our salvation.'
'This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice
and be glad in it.'
'In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be
from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror;
for it shall not come near thee.'
"Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and
lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."
"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as
world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be
'What shall we then say to these things?
If God be for us, who can be against us?'
'And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put
the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and
'Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.'
1 Peter 5:6-7