Today we will be fasting from the negative emotion called Depression. It’s normal to feel sad when depressing things happen but when we hold on to it this feeling becomes unhealthy. People who are depressed lose interest in things that can be beneficial for both their physical and spiritual well-being, which results in believing that life isn’t worth living for. It’s true that life on this earth is a very hard life but because of Jesus we have hope and strength for whatever comes our way. Jesus came to this dark world so that we could have a chance of having something better for our lives. That “something better” is Heaven, a place where joy and happiness never end. This is why Christians are known to be the happiest people in the world, because they have Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord. Christians are not spared from sadness and misery but they don’t focus on their depressed feelings. They focus on the love of God and the promises of His Word. When you have Jesus with you life is worth living for!
Here are some of the promises that can drive Depression out.
“The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17 KJV.
“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3 KJV.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 KJV.
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38, 39 KJV.
“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3 KJV.
“And He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;” Luke 18:1 KJV.