Friday, March 31, 2017


If you find yourself in a state of depression at this time, I have good news for you! THAT STATE the things that affect the way you think and feel---: your physical or mental condition IS NOT PERMANENT, unless you choose to stay in it just like the state in which you live in America.

Because, I rely on the Word of God, I would like to prescribe a few Scriptures, because they provide encouragement and healing. First Corinthians 2:16, says that those who believe in Jesus have the mind of Christ and hold the thoughts, feelings and purposes of His heart. It may seem impossible, but it is possible through consistent reading and meditation of God's Word, which is not passive, but powerful. Take a look at the following verse which describes the Word of God:
"For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart (Hebrews 4:12_Amp)."
The Word of God is very powerful and would help to eliminate bad thoughts and prevent the wrong state of mind. Depression is not contagious, but I consider it to be a self-induced condition: a state of feeling sad. And, feeling sad is caused by focusing and obsessing on wrong things, misfortunes and mistakes from one's past {that can't be changed}.
Living in depression is hazardous to good physical, spiritual and emotional health, because the medication could fuel medical conditions and/or side effects for an individual.

I am thankful for God's Word, because it is the best remedy for one's spiritual, physical and emotional health. If you speak the Word daily, keep it in your hearing, before your eyes and hide it in your heart, it will bring life and healing to all your flesh (Proverbs 4: 21-22). Unlike pharmaceutical drugs that can become addictive and/or cause medical problems, the Scriptures will cause no side effects or adverse reactions to the recipient. Most importantly, there's no need for a prescription or a prescription plan, because the Scriptures are free for the taking and there is never a chance of an overdose. 

Depression has become so common place that people talk about it more than they try to eliminate it. How can an individual avoid depression if what they consistently say, see and think is NEGATIVE? There is no way to avoid depression under those circumstances with negative words, images and thoughts. We make the choice about what we watch on television, the books and magazines we read and what we focus on and think about the most, but never consider the impact of these things on our lives. "What you focus on the most will grow." Unfortunately, some people who suffer with depression have not put 2+2 together and have no idea why they became depressed. While depression is not a friend, it's never treated like an enemy, so it can be eliminated. Instead, it has become a tolerated part of life for many.
Thoughts are very important for one's well-being and success in life. You are what you think and "where the mind goes, the man (or woman) follows Joyce Meyer]."

Outside of illegal drug use, I believe that we can control and eliminate depression in our lives. To be successful, it will require taking inventory of what we allow to enter our eye and ear gates, our thoughts, and what we harbor in our heart. The late Kenneth E. Hagin always said: "You can't stop a bird from flying over your head, but you don't have to let it make a nest in your hair." I believe this quote hits the nail on the head. We must be honest about the things over which we have control that could fuel depression in our lives and that of loved ones. We each must to decide to stop all passivity and become much more resistant towards depression, because it is NOT normal. 

When it comes to depression, prevention is better than cure!

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog, which I trust has given you some food for better thoughts. May God's goodness and mercy follow you always (Psalm 23:6).

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