“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.” Proverbs 12:25 (NKJV)
There are people who feel depressed like there is no escape from the prison in their mind. We live in a real world with real problems and how we deal with the problems in our life is totally up to us. The spirit of depression will have you trying to escape reality rather than deal with things head on. It will try to convince you that you can’t handle life’s problems. That you’re not strong enough. When I experienced severe depression in my life, I felt hemmed in, boxed in like there was no escape. I felt cornered in my mind like there was no getting out. The enemy had me held in captivity and in bondage, but Jesus delivered me and set me free! “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression” the Bible says, “but a good word makes it glad.” What was the good word that made my heart glad and took away every bit of anxiety? What did God tell me that set me free? One day He spoke to my heart, “There is no condemnation to you daughter.” I had felt terrible and was beating myself up over past decisions I had made. I was stuck feeling condemned and helpless, but God spoke a good word to me that broke the chains of depression off of my life. I withdrew to get alone with God and He gave me hope and let me see Him with fresh eyes. I ran right into His amazing grace and was overwhelmed. One word from God can change your life! None of us are strong enough to face the enemy by ourselves. You can’t fight depression in your own strength.Thank God for modern medicine that help balance the chemicals in our brain and help us function, but understand God is powerful enough to heal and deliver you. Receive the supernatural power of God, His everlasting love and His good word.
Prayer: Father God I cry out to You for deliverance. You haven’t forgotten me. I am Yours and You are mine. I rebuke the spirit of fear, anxiety and depression and command it to take it’s hand off of my life. I receive Your deliverance from every bondage and I bring every thought captive in the obedience of Christ. Whatever the enemy has meant for my bad, turn it around for my good. Help me stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made me free and cause me to not be entangled ever again with a yoke of bondage. In Jesus name, Amen.
(Read Galatians 5:1; 2 Timothy 1:7; Romans 8:15; John 14:27; 2 Corinthians 10:2-6)