How to Overcome Depression, Biblically

3-Bible verses on how to overcome depression, according to the Bible

TAKEAWAY:
Refuse the lie of the enemy.
Obey God, dwell on good things.
Seek God’s revelation.

1. Refuse the lie

Saying “I am depressed” is agreeing to the enemy’s lies. Satan wants to destroy you; he’s the “father of lies” who whispers it’s hopeless (John 8:44). Jesus says the opposite; He will never forsake you. In fact, Jesus rebuked Satan’s lies, and so should you in His name. (Luke 4)

If you believe Jesus can raise the dead, so can He turn your broken heart to a joyful one. But you have to choose to believe. We have victory through Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57)

Ephesians 6:10-11
… be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

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2. Obey God, “Dwell what is good”

God says, “Do not grieve (Nehemiah 8:10),” “Do not be anxious (Philippians 4:6-7), “Do not despise discipline… the Lord disciplines those he loves…” (Provebers 3:11-12). These are not suggestions, but command. Don’t dwell on negativity.

Faith is the antidote for hopelessness. Read the testimonies of Joni Tada, Corrie Ten Boom, Pastor Wurmbrand, Lou Zamperini, or those turning blind, lost their homes, or the story of Job. To overcome self-pity, stop thinking about your needs, but of others.

Philippians 4:8
Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise—dwell on these things.”

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3. Read scriptures for revelations

Jesus prayed several times a day and often went to a quiet place to talk to God — so should we (Joshua 1:8). Faith grows by reading the Bible, and we bear fruit of joy when we abide in Jesus, the true vine. (Read John 15)

Sel-pitying leads to “sinful pride,” and pride hinders inner peace. God alone can save you and if you seek Him will ALL your heart, you shall find Him (Jeremiah 29:13).

Psalm 139:23
Search me, God, and know my heart; Put me to the test and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there is any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.

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– My Prayer –
“Father in the heavens, take over my heart and mind. I choose to believe in the power of your love, rebuke the lies of the enemy in Jesus’ name. Thank you for the trials of faith. I am joyful and have peace through Jesus, who gives me strength!”
AMEN.

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