When you are depressed, things seem hopeless and life can lose its meaning. If you believe something terrible will happen that you can’t avoid, perhaps like losing your home because you can’t pay your mortgage or taxes or losing your life because you have an illness like cancer, you might feel resigned to what will happen and feel helpless to deal with the effects and consequences.
If you’ve turned to family or friends for support and they let you down, God is sorry and wants you to know He is here for you. God the Father, Jesus and God the Holy Spirit love you so very much and care so very much that you are hurting right now, and they want you to know that they are always here for you.
Encouraging Scripture: Psalm 43:5
Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.
Father, You sent Your son Jesus to minister to the hurting, and Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be our comforter. I am depressed and I ask You, Jesus and the Holy Spirit to minister to me. Please speak to me through the healing, comforting words of scripture and through the words of this teaching. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Things to Think, Pray and Journal About
1. What’s the difference between having God in your life when you are hurting and having Him there to support, comfort and encourage you and not having others there when you need them?
2. Have you asked God to remove your depression and replace the feelings of emptiness and despair with His love, peace , joy and whatever you need to feel better?
3. How does knowing and feeling God is there to support, comfort and encourage you change how you feel about what’s going on?
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