4 Reasons Why

Depression

by
Craig Walker
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June 9, 2019

5 Bible Characters Who Struggled with Depression:

1. David
“I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.”

2. Job
“Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul, to those who long for death that does not come?”

3. Elijah
“I have had enough, Lord. Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”


4. Naomi
“The Almighty has made my life very bitter. I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty.”

5. Jeremiah
“My strength has perished and so has my hope from the Lord”

What is The Biblical Answer For Depression?

1. We Need to Recall That Jesus Understands What we Are Experiencing.

2. Hope in God.

“Though He slay me, yet I will hope in Him.”
Job 13:15
"Hope in God is the best cure for despondency. When you have no hope in yourself, nor in your graces, nor in your experience, ‘hope in God.’”
C. H. Spurgeon

3. Understand What True Hope is.

4. The Only Dependable True Hope is in God, And Dependable Hope is What You Need Most When You Are Depressed.

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.”
Ephesians 1:18
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
Romans 15:13

5. “Abound in Hope.”

6. We Must Fill Up Our Minds With The Right Things to Force Out Depression.

“And now, brothers, as I close this letter, let me say this one more thing: Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about.” Philippians 4:8 TLB

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5

“Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:17-20

You Are The Only One That Can Fill Your Mind With The Right Things.

The Word “Place” is The Greek Word Topos.

He Must First Find An Entry Point.

We Don’t Have to Fall Victim to The Enemy’s Tactics.

If we Can Shut Every Door, Close Every Window, And Seal Every Place in Our Lives Preventing Him Access.

The Greek Makes it Clear That We Must Choose to Give The Devil no Territory.