by Janet Chester Bly
There’s many causes ... emotional or mental, chemical or biological, hereditary or spiritual. Each origin requires a separate remedy.
-- A trained, compatible counselor.
-- Truth to replace a false thought system.
-- Proper diet.
-- Helpful meds.
-- The right kind and length of exercise.
-- Correcting family fault patterns.
-- Right relationship with God.
-- Practicing spiritual disciplines.
-- Following spiritual principles.
-- Confession. Repentance. Deliverance from evil.
When you’re miserable and can’t cope in your fight for peace ... consider King David and his seasons of despair. Read all the Psalms. Or like I’ve been doing, listen to them on CDs, especially Psalm 42. Dig into this diary of distress over and over, until God’s love turns the light on again.
Pour out all your thoughts on paper or a computer screen.
Fill up a journal of where you are right now. Where you’ve been. And where you hope to be.
What to do if you’ve tried everything and there’s no other fix in sight? When the heaviness settles in and claims you as home? Persevere until relief comes. Call out to God for as long as he takes.
Perhaps he will send a buddy, a partner, a friend.
“Then God who cheers those who are discouraged refreshed us by the arrival of Titus” (2 Corinthians 7:6)
What's been your best depression fighter?
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