Thu, Mar 6th - 10:26AM
How God Helped Me Overcome Depression
One day I just got fed up with the deep depression I've been going through it since I was 18.
Only recently, Dec.2007, I gave up and handed over everything to the Lord. All my worries, troubles, my past, my depression, myself. All it took is to surrender, repent and prayer. I prayed from the heart in spirit. "Lord let your will be done in my life. Please help me."
I have been saved since 1995 and in between, I've been backsliding.
Last year, the Lord spoke in my heart and told me that time is getting short and it's time to let go and let me help you.
And this new year of 2008 I feel in my spirit that God is calling me to come back home to Him. God wants me and all his children to be happy. It is his will.
There is these verses that got to me.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
"Do you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit,
who is in you, whom you have received from God?
You are not your own;
you were bought at a price.
Therefore honor God with your body."
The fear of God in me got me thinking of what I'm doing.
I've been baptized with the Holy Spirit in the past when I was
still in my 20's.
Here is another verse.
"Why are you downcast, O my soul?
Why so disturb within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my savior and my God."
And my favorite verse
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live,
but Christ lives in me.
The life I live in the body,
I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me."
"Submit yourselves, then, to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
Then I cried out to God, here is the prayer
Father, I want to come back home and be there to stay.
Lord, I give up. I don't want this deep depression anymore.
I remember your love and how you touched my heart.
I pray for a humble and repentant heart. Deal with me
about my spiritual and thought life. Let your will be done
in my life Lord. Please expose whatever is hidden in the dark.
Anything in me that needs to be expose, let it be shown.
And I will confess it with my mouth and repent.
In Jesus Name, Amen.
So I'm not the same person I was last year.
I had finished reading Joyce Meyer "Battlefield of the Mind".
If you hadn't read this book, I recommend it.
I am also reading the bible and filling, renewing my mind with
God's Word. I surrender and pray daily.
I love Jesus too much to keep being depressed.
He is my first love. I had loved no man before.
Only Jesus. And he is enough for me.
He died for me and loves me.
That is more that enough.
I've been through a lot and the Lord answered and helped me.
I hope this message had blessed you as it had for me.
I pray the Lord will speak to your heart and touch you
the way he did to me.
Just remember how he loves you.
Call out to him and pray with all your heart, and in the spirit.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you and he will.
The Holy Spirit is very precious to me. I can no longer grieve him
like I had always have.