As I look through the King James Bible, I find many scriptures on depression. I wanted to tell you how it is that we become depressed. Sometimes knowing how it comes about us, will help us understand it better to take the necessary steps to get rid of it.
Lets take a look at these scriptures:
1 Samuel 16:14 Now the Spirit of the LORD had left Saul, and the LORD sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear.
If you depart from the LORD, and then he departs from you, depression can move easily into the vacant room in your heart. Once we allow this spirit into our hearts it continues to grow. Before we understand what is happening, we are on medications to try to deal with it and try to put it behind us. Sometimes, we don’t see that is what happened. We need to stand close to our Father in heaven and guard our hearts strongly. God has given His children the power to rebuke this evil spirit. We must believe that it really is possible to do so in the name of Jesus Christ.
Just as Jesus did when the devil was tempting Him. Speak out LOUD these words:
Matthew 4:10 Get thee behind me Satan, for it is written, Thou shalt worship the LORD thy GOD, and Him only shalt thou serve.
So you see, even Jesus was tempted…as will we be. But we must not fear, God gives us the power as His children to rebuke the devil. We just have to believe and stand strong on God’s mighty word.
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