Concerning how to combat depression, there’s no better way for a Christian deal with this than knowing what God has to say about you! There are tons of drugs available along with all natural ways to combat depression, but God’s intentions are made perfectly clear concerning what he feels about you & me throughout his Word.
It is such a humbling experience when you even come close to the realization of how much the Creator of all things truly loves us. The New Testament is chocked full of the Lord Jesus himself & God the Father through the apostles, telling us what we are in his sight once we give ourselves over to Him, and teaches us how to combat depression using His Word as a two edged sword! (Hebrews 4:12)
Biblical ways to Combat Depression
I have compiled several pieces of scripture and have formatted the ‘meat’ of these verses into a format that can be declared anytime you may feel the need. Every one of them specifies who you are in Christ. It won’t take long to see exactly how the Lord sees us in Christ Jesus; something truly to be humbled by & thankful for. If you’re not in Christ Jesus, this isn’t for you. However if you’d like to BE in Christ Jesus, Click HERE to give your life to Jesus Christ and get saved!
Feeling Down? Read these off out loud as many times as it takes to get it into your soul. These aren’t just tips to overcome depression, but are also weapons against depression. It will give you strength, bolster your faith, and are always there when you need to do combat against depression. Scriptural references will follow just to make sure you know that I’m not just making this up.
I am a child of God & have been accepted as fellow heir with Christ.
I am a branch of the true vine; a conduit of Christ’s life. A friend of Jesus; justified and redeemed.
I will not be condemned by God and am free from the law of sin and death. God loves me and has chosen me.
I have been called to be a saint In Christ Jesus who causes me to have wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.
My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in me. I am joined to the Lord and am one spirit with him.
God leads me in the triumph and knowledge of Christ. As a new creature in Christ, I have become the righteousness of God in Him.
I have been made one with all who are in Christ Jesus, & I am no longer a slave but a child of an heir.
I have been set free in Christ. I have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, & am chosen, holy, and blameless before God.
I am redeemed and forgiven by the grace of Christ, & have been predestined by God to obtain an inheritance.
I have been sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. Because of God’s mercy and love, I have been made alive with Christ, who seats me in heavenly places with him.
I am God’s workmanship created to produce good works, & have been brought near to God by the blood of Christ.
I am a member of Christ’s body and a partaker of His promise, & I have boldness and confident access to God through faith in Christ.
My new self is righteous and holy. I was formerly darkness, but now I am light in the Lord.
I am a citizen of Heaven & have been made complete in Christ.
I have been raised up with Christ, so I am no longer a slave but a child of an heir.
I have been chosen of God, and I am holy and beloved.
Did you find yourself surprised at how God sees you in Christ Jesus through these sentences? These describe exactly where we stand and who we are in Him. When are we going to start living like the individual being described in these passages?
Well there’s no time like the present! Put away from you all the things that this world has taught you about these kinds of matters and become empowered with the knowledge of the Word of God!
The Holy Spirit of the Lord God Himself is inside you right now! If you have any question in your mind whether or not the Spirit dwells inside you, look into the matter immediately & ask him in. Don’t put it off, and ask by faith.
Who can calculate how much love the Father has for his children? Look at what he’s provided! He sent his Son to suffer and die in our place; he gave us his own Spirit! Think on that for a minute… He gave us his very own Spirit to fill inside of us & to lead us into all truth! Not to mention all of the added benefits of the Holy Spirit including spiritual gifts!
How personal! How unique! What more must he do in order for people to figure out his heart for them? And yet we still stress? Just do what Jesus said in Matthew 11:29-30
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
The following verses of scripture were used for the above compilation.
It’s worth mentioning that each and every one of these verses is worth a good study.
I am a child of God.
I am a branch of the true vine, and a conduit of Christ’s life.
I am a friend of Jesus.
I have been justified and redeemed.
Romans 3:23-24; Romans 6:6
I will not be condemned by God; I have been set free from the law of sin and death.
As a child of God, I am a fellow heir with Christ.
I have been accepted by Christ.
I have been called to be a saint
1 Corinthians 1:2; Ephesians 1:1; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:2
In Christ Jesus, I have wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.
1 Corinthians 1:30
My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in me
1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19
I am joined to the Lord and am one spirit with him.
1 Corinthians 6:17
God leads me in the triumph and knowledge of Christ.
2 Corinthians 2:14
The hardening of my mind has been removed in Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:14
I am a new creature in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17
I have become the righteousness of God in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:21
I have been made one with all who are in Christ Jesus.
I am no longer a slave but a child of an heir.
I have been set free in Christ.
I have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.
I am chosen, holy, and blameless before God.
I am redeemed and forgiven by the grace of Christ.
I have been predestined by God to obtain an inheritance.
I have been sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.
Because of God’s mercy and love, I have been made alive with Christ.
I am seated in the heavenly places with Christ.
I am God’s workmanship created to produce good works.
I have been brought near to God by the blood of Christ.
I am a member of Christ’s body and a partaker of His promise.
Ephesians 3:6; Ephesians 5:30
I have boldness and confident access to God through faith in Christ.
My new self is righteous and holy.
I was formerly darkness, but now I am light in the Lord.
I am a citizen of heaven.
The peace of God guards my heart and mind.
God supplies all my needs.
I have been made complete in Christ.
I have been raised up with Christ.
My life is hidden with Christ in God.
Christ is my life, and I will be revealed with him in glory.
I have been chosen of God, and I am holy and beloved.
God loves me and has chosen me.
1 Thessalonians 1:4
Get the Point?
You are loved, cared about, and have been given tools required to combat depression. I’ve not been using the word combat by accident or to be cute. We are in a spiritual war that is raging around us all the time. Depression is a major tool to get you out of the battle & down for the count. No accident that depression walks in hand with suicide. Don’t give place anywhere in your entire being to the enemy.
Thank you for reading How to Combat Depression.
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