Depression and stress are to the mind what sickness and
disease are to the body.

Unfounded guilt is one of the symptoms of depression.
Don't pile more guilt onto yourself by wondering if a lack of
faith is the cause of your depression.

"Don't be afraid of people. I am with you, and I will rescue you,"
declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 1:8

No trouble we face today is too great for us to bring God,
who has promised to save us out of all our troubles.

God is 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 comfort;'

2 Corinthians 1:3

Get 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 he
may devour and depression is just one thing that he uses.

Doubt, 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 focus
on our problems instead of God's promises.

Today 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
Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7

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 Jesus:
No matter how bad you feel, it
will never change who Jesus is.
The Bible says "He is the same yesterday, today and forever."

It also says He came to bind up the broken hearted and to set
the captive free.

We also learn in
Isaiah 53 that He is who is acquainted with
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 heart trusted
in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly
and with my song will I praise him.'
Psalm 28:7

'For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord,
thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a

Jeremiah 29:11

'With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to
help us, and to fight our battles.'

2 Chronicles 32:8

'The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in
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.'

Psalm 9:9-10

'He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of
righteousness for his name's sake.'

Psalm 23:3

'Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me
with thy free spirit.'

Psalm 51:12

'Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee:
He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.'

Psalm 55:22

'O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise
to the rock of our salvation.'

Psalm 95:1

'This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice
and be glad in it.'

Psalm 118:24

'In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far
from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror;
for it shall not come near thee.'

Isaiah 54:14

"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."

Matthew 11:28-30

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the
world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

John 14:27

'What shall we then say to these things?
If God be for us, who can be against us?'

Romans 8:31

'And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on
the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and
true holiness.'

Ephesians 4:23-24

'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