Dear Depression, God is Bigger!
I get it, I’ve been there.
But you can’t give up! (Read my post, What to do when you feel like Giving Up (from someone who has felt that way too) for some great tips on why and how to keep your motivation when you’re facing tough times.)
Your life matters. It matters to the people who love you and it especially matters to God. Isaiah 44:2 says, “I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born.”
Isn’t it amazing that God thought the world would be better with you in it?! 🙂
He created you for a reason and He wanted you to be here today.
Always remember, God is bigger than your troubles, even though it may not feel like it at times.
He wants to comfort you and support you while you go through hard seasons in life.
God didn’t promise life would never be hard, He promised to be there for us when it is.
Throughout the Bible, we are reminded of men who were able to find hope during and/or after their depression and trials.
- Take 1 Kings 19:4-5 that talks about Elijah, “while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.”
Another example is 1 Samuel 30:4-6, “So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep. David’s two wives had been captured—Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Carmel. David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.”
In 2 Corinthians 1:9-10 Paul says, “Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us…”
Another example is Jesus. Luke 22:41-44 says, “He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.”
God is bigger than what is weighing you down right now.
He cares deeply for you.
Click here to read an article that helped me when I was having a hard time strengthening my relationship with God after a horrible period in my life. It talks about listening to the messages in the Bible in order to help during your depression.
The following is from that article. Read each of these and study the message and how it pertains to your life.
- Use the Psalms to help you find words to talk to God about your heart. Make Psalm 88 and Psalm 86 your personal prayers to God.
- Be alert to spiritual warfare. Depressed people are very vulnerable to Satan’s claim that God is not good. Jesus’ death on the cross proves God’s love for you. It’s the only weapon powerful enough to stand against Satan’s lies. (Romans 5:6-8, 1 John 4:9,10)
- Don’t think your case is unique. Read Hebrews 11 and 12. Many have walked this path before you and they will tell you that God did not fail them.
- Remember your purpose for living. (Matthew 22:37-39, 1 Corinthians 6:20, 2 Corinthians 5:15, Galatians 5:6)
- Learn about persevering and enduring. (Romans 5:3, Hebrews 12:1, James 1:2-4)”
It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from—if you want God and you are ready to do as he says, the door is open. ~Acts 10:35
DEAR DEPRESSION, GOD IS BIGGER!!