The horrible holidays
The spirit of depression has been on the rise. I have been hearing of so many cases of people that I know suffering with the effects of it. Sometimes the holidays are accompanied by it and it makes many people go into hiding rather than enjoy the festivities and their families. God has an answer for all things, but even if we are believers we have to make the decision to receive the answer.
Depression will make you think that you don’t deserve to be happy which is a lie. I want to encourage you to fight for what is waiting on you. As long as you continue to listen to that voice that continues to hold you hostage you will remain bound. See yourself coming out of that dark place and run if you have to, just don’t look back and allow God to rescue you.
It’s not the holidays that bring us joy, it’s the love of Christ that gives us joy unspeakable and full of glory. Joy that supersedes depression and anxiety is yours and all you have to do is receive it. Depression can exhaust its prey to the point where they don’t have the strength to fight.
The scriptures even have a remedy for that as well. 2 Corinthians 12:10 says, “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
You are strong through Christ Jesus and not of your own power! You can’t depend on yourself to shake it off, but you absolutely can depend on our Savior to fortify us in strength. Here again we see that confession is made manifest when spoken with conviction and belief. Joel 3:10 says, “Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, “I am strong!” Note it says that you must first say you are strong to help convince yourselves and to let that devil know that you are on the way up and out of your dark place. Say it until you see it! Find yourself feeling the confidence of Christ on every side.
Come out of that dark room and turn on the lights. Put on some music and declare yourself to be free in the name that is above every name. Don’t sit there and agree with that deceptive voice of defeat. Begin to tell your enemy what his demise will be and stop listening to his declaration over your life.
Turn the tables and cry out to God and I promise He will rescue you. Every day that you live is one to be enjoyed no matter what may have happened 10 years ago. This is the day that the Lord has made and I will decide to rejoice and be glad in it! Every blessing to you all!
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