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Dealing With Depression As A Christian

Christian who have or currently deal with issues of depression or have friends and family members dealing with depression. A place were we can talk and express our feelings. A place to lean on each other for support and guidance.

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Latest Activity: Sep 11

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and I thought the depression was bad.....

Started by autumn stacey fontenot. Last reply by Gayla Jul 13, 2013. 2 Replies

depression

Started by janet davie. Last reply by Brenda Asiedu Jan 28, 2012. 4 Replies

Do you need encouragement or support?

Started by Debbie. Last reply by Brenda Asiedu Jan 26, 2012. 10 Replies

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Comment by Carol Baird on November 7, 2013 at 5:12am

I like your chosen song Mischelle. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by littlesheep88 on November 16, 2012 at 9:17pm

Good Morning/Evening to ALL!!!

I have to say, I may have feelings of depression often but I'm going to fight through it with the weapons God gave me: the Word of God, prayer, and PRAISE!  It has been SO tough for me mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually for the past few years.  I've been tested in so many ways and have had feelings of hopelessness and anxiety.  The Word of God says in Prov. 12:25 "An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up."  I constantly feel weighed down in my heart, always feel condemned and empty, but that is of the devil!!  Romans 8:1-2 says "Therefore, there is now NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,  because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who GIVES LIFE has set you free from the law of sin and death." The two scriptures that God gave me during this time is Psalms 23 and Psalms 27.  Please read and take the words to heart.  Repeat Psalms 23 everyday, memorize it and keep it close when you feel down.  Offer praise to God even when you DONT FEEL LIKE IT.  Our feelings are fickle and come and go, but we should be reminded that God is always good, always generous, always trustworthy, even when we don't understand or even hate what we're going through.  God is for you! ..and not against you.  don't let the devil steal your joy; joy is a fruit of the spirit.  It is yours along with love, peace, gentleness, kindness, and self-control (Gal 5:22-29).  God responds to our FAITH in Him, not our feelings.  He wants you to exercise FAITH (Heb 11:1-6) that He will work out all things for your good (Rom 8:28)..even the horrible things that happen to us or things we've done. Faith has nothing to do with FEELINGS. It's not about how you feel, the feelings will come afterward, trust God anyhow.  I'm going to DO what the word of God says (James 1:25) and fight the good fight of FAITH (1 Tim 6:12) because I know God is WITH me.  

One thing that I decided to do that is helping me even now is FAST.  Fasting helps to take our mind off of the things around us and onto things above (Colossians 3:1).  If you decide to fast (which is restricting yourself from FOOD for a given time and for a determined purpose) then please look up ways to do this in a healthy way.  Here is a website reference that may help you to learn more about Fasting from Jentzen Franklin, click here: http://www.jentezenfranklin.org/fasting/

God provides answers to our problems in His Word, we have to look to Him, not ourselves for solutions to our problems.  Surrender to Him, to Jesus, and APPLY His principles to your life.  I am in the progress of developing more into Christlikeness, and I want YOU to move forward to.  I hope this blessed you and makes you want to draw closer to God.  GOD LOVES YOU..take that in and meditate on those three words.  I'm going to do the same :)

Growing in Christ,

Paula

Comment by Carolina Lopez on July 5, 2012 at 9:35am

Hello. I am new to this site and was diagnosed with MDD 6 years ago. I was put on medication and have had about 4 bouts of depression since then. The latest started in December 2011 which had its ups and down but here lately I dont feel well. I am in fear, anxiety, cant sleep well, have no desire to live. I am a single mother of a 5 year old and there are days that getting her ready for school is like climbing the everest. I have gotten mad at God for not taking this pain away, and I have been mad at having this disease. I am a Christian saved by grace, I told God lately that I wasn't going to be mad anymore at Him in response to Isaiah 55:8. I let God be God and if He has not heal me is for a reason. Every day I ask for the strength to live that day, to do well at work and to take care of my daughter. Weekends are dificult. My meds seems not to be working...I called my Psychiatrist and I am waitng for a response. I am done with being ashamed of needing medication. Al though my family is here for me, I feel they are getting tired of my state that this last time around has taken so far half a year, so I need some support of Christian people that suffer from the same problem. I am happy that I found this site! Thanks to all

Comment by Dearheart on October 28, 2011 at 1:52am
Hey Edward I'll pray for you, continue to believe that god never leave you alone.
Comment by Dawn on August 16, 2011 at 2:03pm
LORD please lead Robert.
Comment by robert hamilton on August 16, 2011 at 1:50pm

lord,please leed me.

 

Comment by Carol Baird on August 16, 2011 at 12:51pm

This week I had a day in Scottish countryside. God's creation of mountains, sky, fields & trees, horses, cows and sheep lifted my spirit. I don't even mind the rain today!

 Our God Rains!

We are Son not sun worshippers!

Comment by autumn stacey fontenot on July 26, 2011 at 6:27pm
To Brenda. I haven't been on this site long but read your post today about your depression. I should have been diagnosed at 13 but my father refused to allow me into therapy due to the abuse in the home. At 21 was diagnosed with depression. At 29, completely fell apart for four years and was in and out of a psychiatric hospital more times than I even remember with diagnosis of PTSD, anxiety, Major depression, they considered Bi-polar disorder, and I meety every symptom of personality disorder. Like you I was in therapy for years every week, twice a week for a while. My husband at that time loved me though, he stood beside me he never doubted I would get better. In my situation, By the time I completed intensive therapy for five years and numerous medications, and even ECT treatments, I slowly evolved into a completely different person. I lost many memories of my marriage and after 8 years I ended it. He and aI are great friends now, but I know how my illness affected him and all of my family. The therapy was so helpful and the medications are still helping me, but until I got down on my knees and cried out to God to restore my life, I was never healed. It was Jesus Christ that actually Healed my heart and mind. I still have depressed days and struggle to keep my joy, but I try to get out of bed everyday and kick the devil back under it. I sent you a friend request and would love to know how you are doing. If I can ever help, girl, Ive been through so much, maybe there are things we could share. But mostly just know that God will never leave your side and he will carry you when you need it. But cry out to him everyday to remove the spirit of darkness that is trying overtake you and your lfie. My prayers are with you always. Autumn
Comment by autumn stacey fontenot on June 30, 2011 at 9:38pm
just wanted to say that in 2001 I had a complete nervous breakdown. I was finally diagnosed with Major depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety and PTSD. I spen five years in weekly therapy and trying to find the right medications to help me find a reason to live. But only when I opened my heart back up to God did I not only get better, but was healed by His grace. I wake everyday now with a smile and a true joy to have another day to grow closer to christ. I got better with the medications and the spychologist really helped me work through some abuse and other issues, but only God can truly heal your heart and make you have joy again. I could go on for pages, all the I went through and suffered and all of the people in my life that were affected. But what matters most to me is that God gets the glory for turning my life around. It starts with prayer, bible study and being open for him to touch your heart with His love and grace. Never give up when depression hit. I still struggle from time to time, but He always pulls me through!!
Comment by Katherine Hill on April 29, 2011 at 4:20pm
Hello My name is Katie,I am 23 years old and have been dealing with Bi-Polar,for the last 7-8 years I am hoping to meet some people who have dealt with bi-polar before and have overcome it I know there is not cure for it.But I also know Through Jesus Christ I can be healed :)
 

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