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OVERCOME: Depression

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37


We all face depression from time to time

Jeremiah – wrote Lamentations

Moses 

And Moses said to the Lord, “Why are you treating me, your servant, so harshly? Have mercy on me! What did I do to deserve the burden of all these people? Numbers 11:11 NLT


I can’t carry all these people by myself! The load is far too heavy! 15 If this is how you intend to treat me, just go ahead and kill me. Do me a favor and spare me this misery!” Numbers 11:14,15


King David

Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck. Deeper and deeper, I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me. I am exhausted from crying for help; my throat is parched. My eyes are swollen with weeping, waiting for my God to help me. Psalm 69: 1-3


3 things to help move you in the right direction to OVERCOME depression


Send out an SOS to God


I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted.


I remembered you, God, and I groaned I meditated, and my spirit grew faint. You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak. Psalm 77: 1-4

"the LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." Psalm. 34:18


Control your thoughts

I thought about the former days, the years of long ago; I remembered my songs in the night. My heart meditated and my spirit asked: Psalm 77:5,6


Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand. I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.


I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Psalm 77:10-12


We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5


whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8


Know that God is greater

Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. Psalm 77:13,14