You Can Always Turn To Our Heavenly Father When Feelings Of Depression Come Along!
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Major depression is a serious illness that can interfere with your ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy life. Once it has a grip on you, you feel that you can never escape it.
Do you have reoccurring feelings of sadness? Please don’t think that there’s something wrong with you because everyone gets sad now and then. Even faithful men and women mentioned in the Bible did.—1 Samuel 1:6-8; Psalm 35:14.
What can you do when depression has you in its claws?
Talk about it. In his darkest hour, Job said: “I will speak in the bitterness of my soul!”—Job 10:1.
Write about it. When sadness starts to cloud your outlook on life, try putting your thoughts on paper. As in psalms, David sometimes expressed deep sadness. (Psalm 6:6) Writing about such feelings can help you to “safeguard practical wisdom and thinking ability.”—Proverbs 3:21.
Pray about it. If you pray about your concerns, ‘the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your heart and your mental powers.’—Philippians 4:6, 7.
Are you really suffering from depression?
Symptoms include a pronounced change in mood and behavior, social isolation, diminished interest in almost all activities, a significant change in eating habits and sleeping patterns, and intense feelings of worthlessness or unwarranted guilt.
You can treat it with drugs of all kinds of sorts, but remember that the best treatment will come from talking to our heavenly Father!
ALWAYS remember Psalm 34:18:
“God is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.”