Ten Tips For Beating Depression

Dr. Purushothaman
January 9, 2014


Every one of us will face depression at some point. It's very common for family, friends, jobs and other factors to bring us down. Although this can happen, there's always one truth that you ought to retain in the forefront of your mind: you are one of God's children and He loves you dearly.
To truly get rid of depression, we ought to use God. If you are facing troubles in your life, use Him and He will heal your broken heart and heal your wounds. Christ strengthens all of us - so put your trust in Him!
If you wish to receive God's wisdom and strength, then you should read the Bible. By reading the Bible, you can meditate upon verses which contain very important life truths. Whenever you do that and pray for guidance, the path to happiness can become very clear.
Read the Top 9 Bible verses for Depression below to discover the true, Christian road to happiness!
#9 - Nehemiah 8:10
"Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them to whom there is nothing prepared: with this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy from the LORD is the strength."
This verse basically implies that you need to enjoy life and be happy when you can even though you need to do, you should remember those less fortunate than you. Not everyone can consume the fat and drink the sweet, which means you should also make sure to provide towards the less fortunate.
Doing those two throughout your lifetime can bring happiness. Anybody who meditates upon things that bring joy in everyday life, while remembering that other medication is not so fortunate, can gain a valuable, happy perspective on life.
#8 - Psalms 42:5
"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the assistance of his countenance."
This verse is straightforward however it rings of truth: there isn't any room for despair within our lives. The reason being all things are possible to God! You will find there's promise of salvation from a God who's good and powerful. We ought to always place our hope and trust in him, regardless of how bad things seem in life.
#7 - Hosea 6:1
"Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and that he will heal us; he hath smitten, and that he will bind us up."
This verse speaks directly about our Lord's desire to heal us and to keep us from true harm. When you are facing the darkest, deepest despair you should remember this verse. Although things in everyday life happen for a reason (meaning you will come across bad things in your life), our God can there be to heal us when we are hurting. Not just that, but he protects us from damnation. If you need healing on your life you should ALWAYS use God.
#6 - John 16:33
"These things I have spoken unto you, that within me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the planet."
What is being said in this verse is: God knows all things, we should have this within our mind at all times. If we are facing troubles and are feeling depressed, we ought to turn to God alone for peace and happiness.
#5 - 2 Corinthians 4:8
"We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we're perplexed, although not in despair;"
We'll go through trials within our lives. However, despite the fact that we are going to undoubtedly face adversity, perhaps even like the adversity the apostles felt, we should 't be distressed or be in despair. Our God can there be for us, to aid us. If we keep Him at the forefront of our minds, all of these trials won't seem as serious as they would have otherwise.
#4 - 2 Corinthians 4:16
"For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, the inward man is renewed day by day."
This verse speaks of our soul and how although our "outward man" (or our body) may face despair and decay, our souls will stay intact. The reason being God has saved all of our souls! So no matter what happens within this world, it's not going to matter during our everlasting life with God in Heaven.
So don't focus on the bad stuff that happen during life they are only temporary anyway!
#3 - 2 Timothy 1:7
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, as well as a sound mind."
This verse tells us to consider an important fact about our very nature as Christians: God didn't provide us with FEAR, but he gave us the spirit of power, love as well as an audio mind. Therefore, we should know in our hearts he gave us the ability to battle against any of the bad things in everyday life.
#2 - Psalms 147:3
"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds."
If we find ourselves amidst troubles and depression, God has the ability to heal our broken hearts. He will take those who are crushed, whether it's in body or mind, and that he will mend them.
This verse is extremely straightforward, but it holds some of the most important facts for us as Christians. No matter what we face during this life, our God is there to console us and also to heal us.
#1 - Philippians 4:13
"I can do everything through Christ which strengtheneth me."
This verse, one of the most popular and essential in the Bible, speaks directly to our troubles of depression. This should give us the hope and also the knowledge that we makes it through any issues that we have. As Christians, we know that people have CHRIST behind us. He will strengthen us and help us cope with whatever we'll face.
So although God might not be able to prevent all bad things from happening to us, He WILL allow us to get through those trials. Not just that, but if are downtrodden and hurt, he will heal us.
Praise be to God!

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