Friday, October 24, 2008

LET GO OF DEPRESSION

LET GO OF DEPRESSION

Depression can have many causes, medical, psychiatric, emotional.
The first two are the realm of professionals, or miraculous healing;
But emotional depression is the result of
our reaction to the bad things that happen in our lives.

There are several spiritual causes of depression, that is doing things that God forbids and suffering the emotional and spiritual consequesces of them.

1) Unresolved anger issues. One definition of depression is "anger turned inward" or anger suppressed and not dealt with. Becoming angry because of injustice or other reasons is not a sin; but not giving that anger and its causes to God for His resolution, and instead seething with hatred and anger on the inside for long periods of time is a sin.
Eph 4:26-27 (KJV)
Be ye angry, and sin not:
let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
{27} Neither give place{Grk=an opportunity} to the devil.

2) Unconfessed sin or chronic disobedience. If a person is doing something that is displeasing to God, the Holy Spirit will convict that person of sin or disobedience. The person loses their joy and a depressed attitude sets in.

1 John 1:8-10 (KJV)
If we say that we have no sin,
we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
{9} If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
{10} If we say that we have not sinned,
we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

3) Demonic activity. If the person has been involved in ouija boards or some other way dabbling in occult practices, literature or rituals, and gets possessed or becomes oppressed by a demon, depression and mental illness can result.

Lev 19:31 (KJV)
Regard not them that have familiar spirits,
neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them:
I am the LORD your God.

Lev 20:6 (KJV)
And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits,
and after wizards, to go a whoring after them,
I will even set my face against that soul,
and will cut him off from among his people.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE DEPRESSED
THERE IS HELP AND RELEASE...FROM JESUS CHRIST
JESUS ASKS YOU, "DO YOU WANT TO BE MADE WHOLE??"
(JOHN 6:6)


YOU CAN'T CHANGE YESTERDAY,
but
JESUS HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE TODAY AND TOMORROW
You can be happy, joyous, fulfilled, encouraged,
and encouraging to others.

Jesus says to you...
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.
(Mat 11:28-30)


AM I SORRY FOR MISTAKES I'VE MADE IN THE PAST?
YES!
Even though there may be no physical way to undo them,
you can be forgiven for them,
and release your guilt and shame to Jesus.

Psa 51:1b-4 (KJV)
... Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:
according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies
blot out my transgressions.
{2} Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin.
{3} For I acknowledge my transgressions:
and my sin is ever before me.
{4} Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,
and done this evil in thy sight:
that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest,
and be clear when thou judgest.

AM I ANGRY ABOUT ABUSE I HAVE SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF ANOTHER?
DEFINITELY
but Jesus says:
DO NOT LET THE SUN GO DOWN UPON YOUR OUTRAGE
"If you are angry, don't sin by nursing your grudge.
Don't let the sun go down with you being still angry--get over it quickly;
for when you are angry, you give a mighty foothold to the devil."
(Eph 4:26-27 )

GIVE ALL YOUR ANGER TO JESUS
RECEIVE HIS PEACE IN RETURN
Psa 116:5-7 (KJV)
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous;
yea, our God is merciful.
{6} The LORD preserveth the simple:
I was brought low, and he helped me.
{7} Return unto thy rest, O my soul;
for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

WILL I BE HEALED INSTANTLY?
MAYBE, MAYBE NOT.
you may have a lifetime of hurt to deal with.
IT MAY TAKE TIME, PATIENCE, PRAYER AND PERSEVERENCE.
TO TURN OVER ALL YOUR HURTS TO JESUS
let your prayer attitude be...
have mercy on me O God,
take my anger and my pain, O Lord,
I give it all to you...
I WILL NOT LET YOU GO, LORD, UNTIL YOU HAVE BLESSED ME
(Genesis 32: 26b)

STARTING OVER:
ONCE YOU HAVE MADE A START TO LEAVE DEPRESSION
KEEP GOING, DONT LOOK BACK
CONSCIOUSLY REFUSE TO DELVE INTO THE BAD MEMORIES
WHENEVER A PAST MEMORY COMES BACK , GIVE IT AGAIN TO JESUS
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 Pet 5:6-7)

DONT GIVE UP- BE PERSISTENT
KEEP PRAYING FOR VICTORY UNTIL YOU GET IT
And so it is with prayer--
keep on asking and you will keep on getting;
keep on looking and you will keep on finding;
knock and the door will be opened.
(Luke 11:9 (TLB)

EXPERIENCE THE PRINCIPLE OF REPLACEMENT
FILL YOUR MIND WITH JOYFUL THOUGHTS
REPLACE DEPRESSING THOUGHTS WITH UPLIFTING THOUGHTS

Eph 5:18-20(KJV)
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;
but be filled with the Spirit;
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;


Phil 4:6-8 (KJV)
Be careful{Grk=full of anxiety} for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known unto God.
{7} And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
{8} Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

FORGIVE YOURSELF, AND YOUR TORMENTORS

Mat 18:21-22(KJV)
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord,
how often shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times:
but, Until seventy times seven.

Mat 6:14-15(KJV)
For if ye forgive men their trespasses,
your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses,
neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

TURN YOUR PAST SUFFERING INTO USEFUL WISDOM.
VOLUNTEER TO HELP OTHERS

2 Cor 1:3-5 (KJV)
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
{4} Who comforteth us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble,
by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
{5} For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us,
so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

Maranatha
Zelma

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