It is World Mental health week and I am reminded of the supernatural help I received during a difficult period of depression in my life. Although I have no recollection of the moment when life went spiralling downward, I remember some of the symptoms as constant crying, being moody, being irritable and just feeling deeply saddened with life. I was ready to defend myself when criticized, feeling condemned or judged by anybody.
It was a struggle every day and the closest people to me were not emotionally available to help me deal with the situation. The only thing that helped me was the Bible. I managed to reach out for my Bible and read it every day. I read it cover to cover even though I didn’t understand a lot of it but as I did, I called on the same God who gave many people victory in the Bible. I made several biblical declarations over myself to regain my mind back and such is “for God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
Depression is not part of God’s plan for your life. It is a ploy of the enemy to attack you in order to get through to God. The enemy knows that God’s heart for his children is not for suffering but of goodwill, to give you hope and an expected end (Jeremiah 29:11) but he will not stop for you to enjoy God’s good plan for you so he steals from you, kills and destroys (John 10:10. However, the enemy does not have power over the word of God so you need to fight back with the word of God.
When life’s many battles overwhelm you, reach for the word of God and speak it over yourself. When the enemies are too many to face alone, get the word of God and speak it over them. Speak the word of God Over Yourself all the time until your mind is renewed and your life is completely transformed. Do not withdraw yourself from the right set of people and do not keep things to yourself. Find the right person or sets of people to talk to about your situation.
Do not over analyse situations and circumstances but do find a professional counselor who you can trust and rely on to talk things through with you. Find the strength in Christ for your survival. Make a decision to align your thoughts with God’s thoughts and speak the word of God over yourself. Allow for God’s supernatural healing and deliverance to take place in your life.
Speak the word of God and Change Your World
I declare that as Christ is in me and I am in Christ, my thoughts are aligned with his thoughts. Therefore I think on things that are true, things that are noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable and on things that are excellent or praiseworthy.
I declare that this dark night will not overcome me. It will soon be morning and my light will shine brighter. I will surrender my anxiety to the Lord and He will turn my mourning into dancing. I declare that I am no longer clothed in sadness but my garment has been changed and I am clothed with gladness (Psalm 30:11).
I declare that the Lord God is with me like a mighty warrior comforting me in times of pain, calming my fears and restoring hope to me. Henceforth I will not be afraid of what mere mortal can do to me and I will not be dismayed (Deut 31:8).
I declare that The Lord is my shield, my glory and the lifter up of mine head. He fights my battles and I do not need to lift a finger. He delivers me from the hands of my enemies who are too powerful for me and He lifts my head up like that of a unicorn. Henceforth, I will not be sorrowful and I will not be anxious (Psalm 3:3) about my future because the Lord has my future in His hands.
I will wait on the Lord who renews my strength. Through God I will mount up on wings like eagles, I shall run and not be weary and when I walk I shall not faint (Isaiah 40:31).
I receive abundant life through Christ my Lord who gives me life. The devil no longer have access to steal, kill or destroy any areas of my life for I have Christ who gives me abundant life (John 10:10)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)
I possess the peace of Christ which surpasses all understanding in my heart. I will remain calm in chaotic situations. I will trust in Christ and declare His peace over my life. For this reason that He came to the world(John 16:33).
The Lord is my strength and my help. The Lord is with me and he upholds me with his righteous arm. I will not be shaken. I will not be afraid. I will not be moved (Isaiah 41:10)
Today I cast my burdens upon Christ and he gives me rest (Mtw 11:28)