Freed from Depression

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

To some degree, most people have some reason to feel depressed. Facing a mountain of problems, some become discouraged. We may be disappointed about things that have happened. For some, this depression can be severe. In fact, more than 16 million adults in the U.S. experience at least one major depressive episode each year.

Depression can result in dramatic changes. It can lead to violence, anger, worry, and other maladies. Depression impacts our attitudes and health. It makes us less efficient and saps our energy. In fact, depressed workers miss work more often and do lower quality work.

Christians are not immune from depression. We all face challenges and trials. We can be discouraged about our job, family, or marriage. We can be confused about our direction and wonder what to do. We can feel overwhelmed by financial needs and sicknesses. We can feel defeated by sin and mistakes we have made. We can be burdened by unsaved loved ones and oppressed by the forces of darkness.

But the Bible assures us that God has given us the power to be freed from this depression. We might go through waters and fire, but He promises to be with us. And He promised that we would not be burned or be swept over by the floods of life.

Today, if you feel overwhelmed by the weight of the world, turn to God. Confess the words of Isaiah. Do not fear. And start praising and worshiping God! He has already redeemed you. You are His! And He promises to take care of you!