Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (Psalm 42:5 NIV)
Depression is something many of us battle. For some it's every now and then while for others it's overwhelming. I know as a woman I feel down from time to time. Not trying to exclude men but we all know women tend to be more emotional then men. I know I am! Now I am not a doctor by any means but I know what helps me cope when I become down and depressed and that is finding strength in God.
When I feel like I am down and I turn to the scripture and pray that God will take the sadness away and bring the light and joy back in. I turn to my sisters in Christ and ask for prayer and love. I know that although I may feel alone in that depression the devil is bringing on me that I am not alone. I have God and because I have God I realize all the joy I have in my life.
The devil brings on a false sense to us that causes depression I believe at times. It's like when I feel sad and I pray for God to help me he clears up that fog the devil is using to hinder my vision of what's really going on. I know I am so blessed and these are times that you truly can see all the blessings we have.
While many people battle depression it can be a very serious thing. If you are battling depression or know someone that is you don't have to endure it alone. You are never alone. God loves you and cares for you. He sent his son to die for you so you could have everlasting life. YOU ARE LOVED AND YOU ARE IMPORTANT!
This was written from the heart of Sarah Akins.