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Depression is a condition in which a person experiences deep, unshakable sadness and loss of interest.
There are many factors that can cause depression. It is important to note that there is no one cause of depression; there are many factors that can be to blame for the onset of this condition.
One major factor that can contribute to the development of depression is a person’s biology or genetics.
This means that certain people have a genetic predisposition towards developing depression due to what their mother or father experienced at an early age.
Additionally, it has been found that some people with chronic illnesses like Parkinson’s disease, cancer, or heart disease have higher rates of depression because they may feel helpless and out of control from their medical conditions.
According to Wikipedia, depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity. It refers to a loss of interest in certain things that had once brought happiness to people.
Depressed people are referred to as people that are sinking or brought low. Many people across the world are going through or had gone through depression.
Being in a depressed state has caused more harm than good to people’s mental health. Once a joyful fellow has turned pale, once an extrovert has become an introvert.
Things that can make you depressed;
- Loss of a family member, friend, or relationship partner
- Inability to pass an exam that you prepared for
- A broken relationship that caused you more pain
- A betrayal by someone you trusted the most
- Rape and sexual assault
- Your ego was brought to the mud when you heard people speak low of you, for example; body shaming, ugly, being too white or too black, etc.
How to heal yourself from depression?
Different people have their way of healing from depression. While others feel more comfortable talking to a therapist, others find their way of mingling with different people to heal from depression.
Some others decide to start a recreational activity such as jogging to keep the brain busy with other things. While a handful of others couldn’t bear the pain and unfortunately took their life.
But why do you want to choose to commit suicide when you can run to God. Other people run to God when they are depressed.
He is our Heavenly Father. He said you should come on to him that is in labor and heavy laden, He will give you rest. He is your comfort, shield, courage, and fortress.
He is always ready to answer whenever you call on him. He will never leave you nor forsake you. For the plans he has for you is not of evil but of good to give you an expected end.
He will send his angels to watch over you. He loves you so much, that’s why he had sent his son to die for your sins. Do not cry, do not worry, for the Lord God is always there for you.
There are versions of the Bible you can read to remind you of his love and promises. To heal you from all your anxiety.
20 bible verses to be free depression
Deuteronomy 31:8: The Lord himself will lead you and be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you, so do not lose courage or be afraid.
Joshua 1:9: Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident. Don’t be afraid or discouraged. For I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go.
Isaiah 41:10: Do not be afraid, I am with you. I am your God, let nothing terrify you. I will make you strong and help you. I will protect you and save you.
Mathew 11:28: Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.
Jeremiah 29:11: I alone know the plans I have for you. Plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plan to bring about the future you hope for.
1 Peter 5:7: Leave all your worries to him, for he cares for you.
2 Corinthians 1:4: He helps us in all our troubles so that we can help others who have all kinds of troubles, using the same help that we have received from God.
Philippians 4:13: I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.
Philippians 4:8: In conclusion, my brothers and sisters, fill your minds with those things that are good and deserve praise. Things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable.
Mathew 6:33-34: Instead, be concerned above everything else with the kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you otherwise all these other things. So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.
Proverb 3:5-8: Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way. Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are, simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong. If you do, it will be like good medicine, healing your wounds and easing your pains.
Psalm 34:17-18: The righteous call to the Lord, and he listens. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who are discouraged. He saves those who have lost all hope.
Roman 8:37-39: No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us. For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love, neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future. Neither the world above nor the world below. There is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Psalms 23:4: Even if I go through the deepest darkness, I will not be afraid, Lord, for you are with me. Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me.
Psalm 40:1-2: I waited patiently for the Lord’s help, then he listened to me and heard my cry. He pulled me out of a dangerous pit, out of the deadly quicksand. He set me safely on a rock and made me secure.
Psalm 42:11: Why am I so sad? Why am I so troubled? I will put my hope in God, and once again I will praise him, my savior, and my God.
Psalm 3:3-4: But you, O Lord, are always my shield from danger. You give me victory and restore my courage. I call to the Lord for help, and from his sacred hill, he answers me.
Psalm 30:5: His anger may last only a moment, listen to goodness for a lifetime. Tears may flow in the night, but joy comes in the morning.
2 Timothy 1:7: For the spirit, the Lord has given us does not make us timid. Instead, his spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control.
Revelation 21:4: He will wipe away all tears from their eyes. There will be no more death, no more grief, or crying, or pain. The old things have disappeared.
Prayers to overcome depression
Whenever you feel depressed, say these prayers;
Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, please forgive me. I have come to you with a heavy load in my heart, and I have laid it down on the foot of thy cross. Please, do not let me go the way I came. I ask that you take the wheel of my life, and restore to me the joy of my salvation. Amen.
Thank you for healing me from depression. Thank you for giving me peace in my heart. Thank you for giving me the strength to heal from my broken heart. Thank you for all that you have done for me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Dear sweet Jesus,
Please help me heal from depression and broken heartedness.
I want to feel happy and joyous again.
Send your Holy Spirit to help me to feel better.
Help me to stop the negative thoughts in my head.
Please send your healing to my heart.
I love you, sweet Jesus, Amen.
I pray for healing and peace from depression and broken heartedness. I pray for a new job, one that will help me provide for my family. I pray for a relationship to form with my children, one that is loving and encouraging. I pray for my marriage to heal, for me to accept my spouse as he is. I pray for a new start. Amen.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Please heal my heart and mind from depression and broken heartedness.
I know I should not be hurting this badly because I have so many blessings in my life.
Please fill me with Your peace and joy.
Thank you for hearing my prayer, Amen.
I love you with all of my heart and I need you to heal me from inside. I need you to give me the comfort to know everything will be alright. I know it is hard for me to carry on, but I know you have a plan for me. You want me to be happy and have a brighter future. I know that depression is a part of who I am, but I don’t want it to take over my life. I want to
Also do not wait until you feel depressed before you praying, trust God for a joyful and happy day and learn to always rejoice in the Lord.
A popular saying is thus; yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called a present.
Cherish every moment you wake up from your bed. Cast all your anxieties to God. He is our Heavenly Father, and He promised to hear you and lift your burden.
Do not ever think he will change, for he is the same yesterday, today, and forever.