Spiritual Battles of Depression | Short Sermon Series
An important part of battling depression is winning the war over our feelings. We will always have feelings and they never go away. When depression attacks, we feel like giving up, but the way we respond to it makes all the difference.
1 Peter 5:8-9 tells us to resist the devil the moment he attacks. It’s important to resist immediately because the longer it remains, the harder it is to resist! And we may end up letting disappointment turn into discouragement, and discouragement into depression.
For those fighting a spiritual battle of depression, the Bible reminds us to rejoice in the Lord always! (Phil. 4:4) Praising the Lord in the midst of our pain is the greatest thing we can do because when we fix our attention and rejoice in the good things He has done, we make Him bigger than our problems and leave no space for our problems to reside.
What we think about and focus on also has the power to affect our lives. It’s important to refresh our minds with the promises found in God’s word! When we spend time reading and digesting His word, it sinks in and begins to change us from the inside out. The word of God is alive and powerful (Heb. 4:12) and it has the ability to change the way we see ourselves and our future!
We can’t control all our circumstances or run away from pain and disappointment, but you don’t have to let it affect your tomorrow. Depression doesn’t have to rule your life. No matter what you’re going through, God is willing and able to take your mess and turn into a message!
Sermon by @joycemeyer
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