How does one overcome depression? By Dominic Pavan Teja Depression is one of the toughest battles one can experience in one’s life, How can one overcome depression? can one truly overcome depression? the answer is YES, you can Overcome depression with the help of God and His Holy Spirit! Even the great St. John Vianney suffered from this.
Are you feeling depressed? Or know any person who is undergoing depression? Then please let them know that there is a God who cares whom you can trust and he is someone who is faithful
Jesus says “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).2). Deuteronomy 31:8 “… It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you O Jacob, he who formed you, 0 Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead” (Isaiah 43:1-3).
Deuteronomy 32:10: In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye.5).“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted” (Isaiah 53:4).6).Psalms 3:3 But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.7).Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.8).John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
Romans 8:38-39 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.10). “Oh Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise;
Where can I go from your spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me; your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, ‘‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me, ”even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is a light to you. For you created my inmost being.
you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake I am still with you.
If only you would slay the wicked, 0 God!Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name. Do I not hate those who hate you, 0 Lord, and abhor those who rise up against you? I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them, my enemies. Search me, 0 God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting”(Psalm 139)