Stand on God’s Word (5)

24 May 2024
‘My soul melts from heaviness.’

When you’re depressed. When depression is physiologically based, God can heal you through a miracle, the right medical treatment, vitamins, herbs, and supplements. But sometimes it goes deeper, and just like your body can suffer from ‘dis-ease’, so can your soul.

Thankfully, God is the ultimate soul doctor! The psalmist said, ‘The day…I cried out, You answered…and made me bold with strength in my soul’ (Psalm 138:3 NKJV). Instead of giving up and settling for the fact that depression runs in your family, stand on God’s Word. Jesus came to ‘heal the brokenhearted…proclaim liberty to the captives…comfort all who mourn…to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness’ (Isaiah 61:1-3 NKJV).

The Bible says, ‘You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore’ (Psalm 16:11 NKJV). ‘The ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness…sorrow and sighing shall flee away’ (Isaiah 35:10 NKJV). ‘These things I have spoken…that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full’ (John 15:11 NKJV). ‘Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full’ (John 16:24 NKJV).

Every morning when you get up, look in the mirror and declare: ‘This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it’ (Psalm 118:24 NKJV). God wants to free you from depression, and He will help you find His peace.

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