Resist the Devil and Rejoice in the Lord : Depression

Depression is defined in part as “a hollow; being in a low state; a state of sadness; dejection.” The real cause of depression is not where we are, but our attitude about where we find ourselves. That’s why the devil wants to make you feel like you’re worthless and rejected.

But if you don’t let the devil impress you with what he does, then he can’t oppress you; and if he can’t oppress you, then he can’t depress you.

I think one of the best ways to resist the devil and achieve victory over depression is to let the Holy Spirit lead you into a time of rejoicing. The enemy wants you to look at the negative and have a pity party, but the Holy Spirit wants you to look at the positive and just have a party! Living life and truly LOVING the life that you have been given.

Philippians 4:4 says to “rejoice in the Lord always.” When we’re focused on God, rejoicing in Him, depression has no place in us. So the next time the enemy tries to make you feel low or sad, choose to rejoice in the Lord!

Speak positive affirmations over yourself when you first wake up, as you get ready for your day, during lunch… pretty much 24/7!!!

The words we speak withhold so much power & authority.

Do not give the devil any time to squeeze his lies in your mind.

Think of it similar to working out. 💪🏾

To gain those swollen muscles and chiseled arms/legs that you desperately want, you have to consistently work at it.

Training and building your body to mature into the next phase of growth.

It’s the same thing with the mind.

I always post sticky notes of self-love quotes on my bathroom mirror and throughout my apartment.

Just an visual reminder.

It’s good to also visualize the positivity on top of speaking it.

Again: Do not give up!!!!!

You are loved. 🌹

You are sought after. ❤️

You were made to overcome this!

Once you lose that fear, realizing that our loving God is in control & He wants the BEST for you…. everything will change.

Prayer: God, You are wonderful and amazing, which is why I can rejoice in You always. Depression has no place in my life because I am filled with You! 🙏

Let’s end this week on an amazing note! ✨ With our heads up high and our minds focused on Jesus. Knowing that we are children of Christ! The world and the devil may be against us, but God is FOR us. None can overrule The Ruler Himself. 🙌As I always say, stay encouraged!!!! The devil cannot take us out, that is why he tries to convince us to do it ourselves. Resist the devil and Rejoice in The Lord! 😃

Leaving an example down below!!!

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