Depression is a serious medical condition that affects the mind and body. It is an illness, in the same way that diabetes, heart disease and cancer are illnesses. Depression is mostly caused by alcoholism, drug abuse, and other addictions
Causes of depression
Genetics. Genetics play an important part in depression. It can run in families for generations.
Trauma and stress. Financial, Social, or even environmental problems, the breakup of a relationship, or the death of a loved one can cause depression.
Physical conditions. Serious medical conditions like heart disease, cancer, and HIV can contribute to depression, partly because of the physical weakness and stress they bring on.
Psychological disorders. Anxiety disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and (especially) substance abuse often appear along with depression.
Symptoms of a depression
Persistent sadness, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness, feelings of guilt, feeling of worthlessness and helplessness. Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions Trouble sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping. Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts. Restlessness, irritability Persistent physical symptoms, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain, which do not respond to routine treatment
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Biblical view of depression
Friend, depression like any other sickness or diseases as mentioned in the Bible is curable. We believe what the doctors are doing is correct and you need to follow their advise. However, we do believe that Jesus Christ is also a GREAT PHYSICIAN. He is able to cure you of depression an set you free in His powerful name, Amen
Biblical help for those depressed.
And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire; And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way. So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives. Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep. And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.
David reached a single moment when He had lost everything, BUT the help out of this state; “He encouraged himself in the Lord”.
Friend, as simple as this sounds, God is our only deliverer out of any depressive condition the devil would want to place us in.
And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time. And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
Elijah, the great prophet that he was, had suicide tendencies. The solution however is found in “a still small voice”. The solution is to hear what is God saying. The still small voice.
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Prayer for those undergoing depression
God in Heaven, we pray for all those undergoing depression, that the Lord will work out Your perfect will in their situation and bring about healing in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. We ask that Jesus Christ, You are The Great Physician, please heal all those that have undergoing depression, let the fire of God destroy all causes of infirmity. We speak peace to all the patients and ask the healing virtue of Our Lord God will flow through the brain, through every vein, tissue, cell, ligament and that healing will manifest. We believe that Gods desire is manifest in your life. His desire is written in 3 John 2 “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along”. We speak peace to all the families having which have someone undergoing depression. We speak uncommon provisions to cater for all the expenses needed to take care of the patients. We destroy every generational curses and declare that they will not continue but the blessings of God will overshadow each and every one of you. We are in agreement with Gods word in Jeremiah 30:17 “ But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds declares the LORD.” So be it, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.