There is grace for you today. If you’re feeling down today or have felt depressed for a while, know that the Lord is with you. You’re not alone. He says, “For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you” (Isaiah 41:13).
Please watch this short video and learn how God’s Word can give you hope and what to do if you (or a loved one) are struggling with depression.
(Psalm 42:5 HCSB)
- Talk about it – with a counselor, doctor, or trustworthy person.
- Try to identify the cause.
- Consider situational and emotional factors (recent losses or life changes; unresolved grief, anger, or stress).
- Consider physical contributors (hormonal or genetic factors, chronic illness; improper food, rest, and exercise).
- Talk with doctor about any physical issues.
- Keep your focus on God.
- Write down the passages from His Word that give you hope.
- Remember that God will never leave you or forsake you.
- Ask God to help you work through any pain you’re experiencing.
- Keep a list of things you’re thankful for and express your gratitude to God daily.
- Remember that with God, you always have hope and a future.
“There is surely a future hope for you,
and your hope will not be cut off.”
More Helpful Resources on Depression
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