Depression - Help with Depression
Why Am I So Depressed?
Matthew 11:28: (WEB) (28) Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.
Depression is described as a loss of confidence; enthusiasm or dispiritedness. It is also referred to as feelings of severe despondency and dejection
Merriam Webster dictionary says that it is a mood or feeling.
You wake up, but have no energy to do anything. You want to sleep all day with the cover over your head and tune the world out especially with Covid-19 on the rise. You feel lonely and guilty, so you start to eat. You eat a lot of junk food hoping it will make you feel better. When you’re done, you feel even worse. You don’t have enough energy to exercise, so you watch all the violence on TV. You turn on the news and with all that violence you feel like you are watching a rerun of a TV program. You can’t escape from the rhetoric.
You don’t groom yourself, yet you hate the way you look. You may even ask yourself: Why am I so sad and have no joy in my life? There is no one you can talk to, so you start thinking of suicide. You might have felt so bad that you tried to commit suicide. You go on to say, I must be depressed and need to go to the doctor for some medication. Or are you on medication already? Stop the negative talk!!!!
From a biblical standpoint you have just opened up the door of your spiritual house and let the demonic spirits raise havoc on your life. They have just swept away everything good and cleared the way for Satan to walk in and control your mind. You lost your connection with God and are experiencing some form of depression and that can cause all kinds of serious health issues both physically and mentally. It’s like you’re a spiritual hoarder. You want God to come in and clean up the mess, but he can’t get in. How about you throwing out all of the junk so he can get in?
Someone told me that everyone gets sad once in a while, but for the majority of people, there is no reason or cause for their feeling the way they do. Some might be depressed because of loneliness, stress or because of the loss of a friend or loved one.
Others will try and make you feel guilty by telling you that you have sinned because you are depressed and have no faith in God. Don’t listen to them. God does not want you to be depressed. He wants you to enjoy the life he gave you.
If you are reading and studying your word, you will find out that many bible characters like Moses, David and Elijah among others experienced bouts of depression.
You might be asking yourself, what should I do to get back on track?
If I were you, I would go directly to Our Heavenly Father and talk to him the same way you would talk to your earthly father or a friend. Ask him to give you the strength you need to change your lifestyle. You don’t have to make any big changes right away, just a few small steps.