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What helps the most getting through your depressive times?

Discussion in 'Depression Disorders' started by Jeshu, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Jeshu

    Jeshu Bought by His Blood Supporter

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    As someone who goes manic from anti-depressants i found that building good life with Jesus helps me most dealing with my depression.

    What helps you most getting through your down days?
     
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    Remembering it is not always going to be like this.

    Revelation 21:4 is what I cling to.

    "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no note death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things have passed away.

    I have suffered depression for 40+ years and though I don't like it I would rather have it, (because it really keeps me close to God) than be free of it and live a self sufficient life. If that makes sense.
    I sometimes wonder if I'm like this because, maybe if I wasn't I would be more reliant on "self". Regardless, I trust God that how I am is how He has allowed me to be, in His wisdom and I truly believe that no one can snatch me out of His hand.

    When I do have bad days, I know if I can ride them out it WILL pass.
    Sometimes if I can't read my Bible, I listen to it on CD and I listen to " Scripture songs for Worship" ( its free online or YouTube) These are portions of Scripture set to song with soft accompaniment. They are in KJV or NKJV.
    They have helped immensely to memorise Scripture, and are absolutely beautiful.
     
  3. mlepfitjw

    mlepfitjw May you be blessed!

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    Hello jeshu, good question.

    Trying to be thankful for moments that you really enjoyed rather than the negative imperfections that you brain might tell you. You are not loved, No one cares about you, You are not good enough, (thinking) About other peoples judgement toward you (those judgements do not matter as much as you think they might), reading scripture helps, being thankful and praying for others.

    You can also write down some scripture in a composition note book and have them handy if you have a moment on breaks to read them.

    Try to get your eyes not focused on earth, but on heavenly things instead.

    Sometimes, anger or depression rises up in my own life because my natural form likes to rebel against others, and depression desires me to isolate myself from others.

    Being open and honest with others about things you are going through can also help lighten up your spirit and burdens because some people will help bear our own burdens, and listen to you.

    God does love us, forgive us, cares about us, sees us as his children or sons and daughters of Him, desires to hear from us and that is about all that could be said here from me.

    Take care.
     
  4. Jeshu

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    Yes Revelation 21:1-8 is my favourite Word as well. So full of promise.

    Great hearing Jesus is your best support, and you are right, depression gives us a humble out look on life, much safer to develop a good relationship with God being humble than being self reliant.

    Have a blessed day.
     
  5. Jeshu

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    My dear brother i found this harder to do the last 15 months than any previous time. So much going on i don't like to see going on.

    Yet you are right, keeping our eyes peeled on Jesus helps against depression.
     
  6. mlepfitjw

    mlepfitjw May you be blessed!

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    Wonder the cause of this last 15 months, though may not be good to talk about here, if you would like to private message and talk and let me hear you out will gladly do, fixing to go to work here however and here is some scripture.

    Jesus was talking to his disciples: If you go and read all of Matthew 6, in verse 5 it goes into prayer and how we should pray which a great example prayer for us to learn from. Sir you take care, and like was stated pm me and I'll gladly listen.

    Treasures in Heaven
    19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

    20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

    21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

    22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.

    23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

    24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.


    Do Not Worry
    25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

    26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

    27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

    28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

    29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

    30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?

    31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

    32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

    33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

    34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
     
  7. Jeshu

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    Thank You for that. Scripture is very best weapon against the lies of my depression. i have found it hard to keep my focus on Jesus with this world going mad. The world i grew up in has all but disappeared. Maybe it is best to bury my head in the sand so i don't see what is going on. The good news is that Jesus is coming back, i love to see that day materialise for everyone on the planet. Wouldn't that be greatest?

    Have a blessed day.
     
  8. mlepfitjw

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    Personally believe he is already here with us, but you are more than free to wait if that is your belief and desire.

    We can only handle the portion of the world we are given not the entire thing at large it will laugh at you, mock you, criticize you, and offer you things that are hard to refuse. For the world only gives us the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.

    I remember the Pharisees mocking and laughing at Jesus wagging their head at Jesus when he was on the cross.

    Jesus Christ the Lord give us peace, joy, hope, forgiveness, mercy, kindness, gentleness, and someone we can rely on to always be with us for he lives inside of heart already.

    Galatians 2:20 take care, and may you find rest and peace in the Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father.
     
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    But the one who endures to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:13
     
  10. Jeshu

    Jeshu Bought by His Blood Supporter

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    i know He has come for me as well. i see Him rule from the clouds of Heaven every day, but i want to see Him there for all people. i long for the whole world to know and serve Him. Unlike it is now this world would be at peace then.

    Like it says in Psalms 22:27-28
    "All the ends of the earth
    will remember and turn to the Lord,
    and all the families of the nations
    will bow down before him,
    for dominion belongs to the Lord

    and he rules over the nations.
    "
     
  11. mae19681995

    mae19681995 New Member

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    I have found that worship music, scripture, prayer, and cultivating a grateful attitude helps on my down days. I pray for Jesus to bring to mind all that I have to be thankful for.... the smallest of things.... like a washing machine to do laundry, also a working car that gets me to and from work, my home, etc......
     
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