How widespread is depression? What are it's causes? And how well can depression be manage? All these questions are what I will show you in this article aimed to meet yout needs on struggling with depression. Depression has troubled people everywhere in every age even from the ancient to our generation. It is often called melancholia by health practitioners. A melancholic patient as been described as sad, dismayed, and sleepless. A depressed person belief that his life will never return to normal and even leads some to contemplate suicide. This is why I believe depression is more than just being sad or not buoyant. Its more of a result of disappointment and frustration. The bible says; "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true , there is life and joy (Proverbs 13:12). When your hope is deferred, discouragement can grow and frustration will. The root of depression may also be psychological and social such as early life experiences, stress of life events, and especially the loss of something very important to you. Anger is also a cause of depression as well as holding grudges. Also when a person lack specific goals and purpose for life, the result is always anxiety and lack of inspiration towards life which spawns depression.
The joy and the good news is that your struggling with or your suffering from depression has antidot that will make you to recover and live above depression. The first thing you must do is to find rest in Jesus Christ by believing in Him and accept Him as your personal Lord and saviour. If you're not born again, this is not negotiable it is a must if you must live above depression because it's in Jesus Christ that you can find everlasting peace and joy. The plan of God for you is to have abundant life. Jesus Christ tells us that; ... I have come that they may have life, and that have may have it more abundantly. God's plan is for you to have eternal life. Apostle John said that "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son; Jesus Christ, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life"(John 3:16). This everlasting life gives peace, joy and happiness to a depressed heart.
Understanding, believing and applying the scriptural promises is a way to produce the joy and the inner peace to live above depression. The word of God is the most powerful anti depression. You can seek help from professional counsellor to deal with depression but I assure you that the most powerful counselling to war against depression is from a biblical approach. Living above depression is beyond do's and don't, it's about absolute trust in God and faith in what His word says.
It is witten four times in the Bible that "The Just shall live by faith" There are many scriptures to stands on, to walk on and to live by in other to live above depression some of these scripture I will discuss in the part two of this article.