Topic: The Cure for Depression [12 August 2018 Daily Devotional]
Scripture: To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. Isaiah 61:3
Thought For The Day: Living in one room apartment with joy is better than living in a duplex with depression.
Depression is a long-term state of mind characterised with extreme unhappiness and inability to visualize a happy future. It is a powerfully negative mood that interferes with daily life. Depression is more than sadness. Depressed people feel sad, empty, despondent, disinterested and lethargic. That shall never be your portion in Jesus’ Name.
Depression is a major destroyer of life and destiny. It is a major sponsor of oppression. Depression opens the door for oppression because satan is at work where depression is. Depression is doorway to the destruction of destiny. People commit suicide not when they are excited but when they are depressed.
Depression also frustrates discretion; it affects reasoning. Whenever a man is depressed, his reasoning pathways are blocked. He lacks the capacity to find solution; he is too depressed to think about a way out because depression blocks the mind.
Having seen the dangers of depression, what then is the cure for depression?
- Fight depression
Fight the spirit of heaviness; fight depression (Isaiah 61:3).Refuse to be depressed despite the prevailing circumstance. Let God’s Word fuel your joy – Jeremiah 15:16.
- Rejoice in the Lord
Rejoice when the devil wants you to cry; sing when he wants you to mourn and dance when he wants you to lie down. Do the opposite of what the devil wants from you, and he will run mad (Philippians 4:4).
- Watch your environment
If you do not want to be depressed, watch your environment. There are depression-provoking pictures you should avoid and houses you may have to move out from in order to maintain your joy in the Lord. Living in a room apartment with joy is better than living in a duplex with depression.
Beloved, you must guard your joy with jealousy; avoid depression.
Remember this: Living in one room apartment with joy is better than living in a duplex with depression.
1. Disengage from depressive people and environment.
1. Fight the spirit of heaviness
2. Choose to rejoice in the Lord always.
Prayer: O Lord, I reject the spirit of heaviness. I ask for the grace to maintain my joy always, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEADLY ENEMY OF DESTINY (PART 3).
Daily Bible Reading: Ezra10:1 to 44, 1 Corinthians 6:1 to 20, Psalm 31:9 to 18, Proverbs 21:3.
Amazing Fact: Frogs breathe through their skin in hibernation.
Quote: There are many people moving around very powerless, weak, unable to pray, unable to deal with even one tiny devil, all because they are too depressed. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities
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