Depression Is a Spirit – It Must Be Fought with the Word of God

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Jesus_cast_out_demons_300_webby Rex Rouis

Even in the midst of blessings, people can have recurrent fits of depression. It comes in like a dark, heavy cloud. We pray, fast, or make resolutions, only to find it getting worse. That is because this cloud of depression is not mental; it is spiritual. It is called the spirit of heaviness.

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3

It is an evil spirit—a personality that studies us, knows our weaknesses, and knows how and when to attack. Recognizing the identity of an enemy is a tremendous first step, but then it must be fought.

It shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered. Joel 2:32

Meditate on scriptures like the one above and pray: “God, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ – according to Your Word – I’m asking you to deliver me from this spirit of heaviness in Jesus Name.”

The pressure will lift, but it is one thing to be delivered; it is another thing to stay delivered. It is now up to us to reprogram our minds – to cultivate a different outlook and way of thinking. Before deliverance, we are not able to do it, but now after deliverance, it is our responsibility to do it.

The problem is our mind. The devil reaches people through their minds. The more we trust in our mind, the more Satan is able to use it against us. It is up to us to make our mind realize that it is our servant, not our master. Our minds are affected by our thoughts, so we must take charge of what we think.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but [b]divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, II Corinthians 10:3-5

Remember, just as heaviness is a real spirit, the God of the Bible is a real Person, and He is behind each promise. He promised them to you for a reason – to help you. Read them, study them, meditate on them. They will give you hope and they will change you. It will not come in five minutes. It will take hard work, but it will come and it will work, and it is worth every bit of effort.

God’s deliverance can set you free, but it is your responsibility to fight for your continued deliverance. Take control of your thoughts, and bring them under control and in line with the Word of God. Experience the glorious freedom and joy that God has for you.

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  1. Hello Kasey,
    I was nineteen when started having sleep paralysis. I did not know it by that name at the time and saw it as a direct attack by the devil, which I am sure it was. I am 65 now and have had it only rarely the past few years. Ever since the very first time I have known what to do. I believe God’s Holy Spirit was directing me. When I feel caught in the paralysis and cannot even open my mouth I call on the name of Jesus in my thoughts and keep trying to pronounce his name with my mouth. It usually comes out through clinched teeth after a struggle, and then the feeling of paralysis is broken. Then I can say Jesus’ name over and over and give Him praise and thanks for delivering me from my enemy. We cannot stop the enemy from attacking us, but there are verses in the Bible that are God’s recorded promises that He will deliver them who call upon the name of the Lord, and that is Jesus.

    Your sister in Jesus,
    Greta

  2. I completely understand what you’re going through because it sounds as if you were writing what I feel and what I’ve been through . I want the same things you want and I want the new beginning. I feel like I’ve got to hang in there for my parents because they are old and can’t take care of themselves anymore . I feel as if I don’t hang in there with what I forgot I’ll have nothing . I have two sons they have no respect for me at all because of the depression . I don’t know what to do I’m just like you .

  3. You are letting demons in by sinning. You said you have a bf? If you are engaging in sexual activity with your bf and you are not married.. You are opening yourself to demonic attacks. Sorry to say that but it’s true and you know it.

  4. Depression and Anxiety are wicked demons which robs joy,peace and everything dear to you. Its aim is to send you to the grave prematurely but those spirits must be dealt with through prayer and fasting. As in my case, I gave my life to Christ properly and decided to take my walk seriously with God in August 2011, it was such a glorious experience. Two months just around October, unexpectedly the spirit of depression came on me so badly i couldn’t even continue my studies at university forcing me to drop out and quit my job. To cut a long story short, God delivered me through a 3 day water fast with prayers- since then i managed to go back to university in 2013 and complete my studies as well pass my driving test.

    The mystery of fasting is that it humbles the soul and breaks the flesh so that the spirit of God can have total dominion over you- this is when victory is assured. During an invasion of depression and anxiety which are demonic spirits, the soul is worn out, the spirit is weakened and wounded and as a result; the body and mind becomes sluggish. But remember “They that wait on God shall renew their strength.” God is our deliverer lets not loose hope . Jesus Christ has won the victory therefore the enemy is defeated.

    1. Hello, I am so sad by so many others suffering with anxiety and depression and completely understand as I and my children suffer at times also. I am a strong believer, most of time happy and loving life and very positive but I am as my children are under attack at times that are just so dreadful! I have prayed, anointed with oil and cleansed my house and I call out to Jesus in faith to be healed, but so often I DO NOT FEEL God’s presence and I doubt my faith. My brother suffered and ended his life. I am asking for PRAYERS PLEASE! As I too will be praying for all those here that suffer, I feel your pain. My son 16, suffers social anxiety, and is not motivated. My one daughter suffers from eating disorder and anxiety & depression and my other daughter also actually too. Please pray for us! thank you all and God bless you!

      1. Kat,

        I, too, struggle with, at times, very crippling anxiety and depression. I continue to lose so much because of these issues, and I do believe that ultimate healing will take place with prayer for one another and a sincere seeking of relationship with our Heavenly Father. I understand that place where we cannot feel His presence, and it can be so scary–I know of nothing worse than feeling that I am separated from God when I need Him the most. It is during these times that I believe Satan is indeed trying his hardest to beat us down. And, I also believe that this is the time where we need to remember God’s promises more than ever, and which can take even more effort to remember when in the midst of feelings of despair.

        I want to offer you my prayer support, and may I ask the same from you? Love & hugs to you, Kat. <3

  5. Hi everyone, I’m 23 years old. I studied abroad and lived in a very old apartment with two other roommates. Weird things started happening, doors would fly open, lights would turn on and off, things went missing, our doorbell would ring and nobody would be there. A few black flies would start flying around in the living room whenever we talked about it. I never in my life experienced a night terror or sleep paralysis until I was living in that apartment. I couldn’t make sense of it, I was absolutely terrified to sleep or be alone, I felt like I was being targeted or attacked because I was seen as weak. I tried to pray, I’ve never been very religious – we used to go to church when I was younger but that slowly faded. I eventually got through it (I’m not sure how) and returned home and put it behind me. I returned home at the end of December..and things were great up until about a month and a half ago, I was plagued by sleep paralysis again, and the lights on my Amazon Echo speaker next to my bed were lighting up right after it happened. I watched a stupid horror movie and I think subconsciously that I let “it” “the evil spirit” or Satan back in. I was crying and in tears and so scared, my boyfriend was with me- he’s a Christain and he prays over me, and with me. He encourages me to talk to God, to seek Him out and believe and establish a relationship with Him and bring Him into my life. I did- but I don’t think I was truly open to it. I feel like I have so many questions and honestly my belief before was to be a good person-treat everyone with love and kindness, for we are all fighting battles. I guess I tried to block it out and tell myself it’s all in my head- because when I didn’t think about it, there were never any problems. But negative and awful thoughts have been so persistent and last night I experienced sleep paralysis again. Each time it occurs I can hear myself in my dream say “it’s here” and that’s when I wake up by can’t move or scream or do anything. I’m frozen ( for what feels like forever) but in reality it’s only a few seconds. I burst into tears and this has been wearing me down- mentally, emotionally, and physically. I’m scared to go to sleep at night, I have all of these negative thoughts that keep me awake and I can’t live like this anymore, I’m miserable and scared and stressed and so anxious. I used to think I could handle this on my own and tell myself to get over it and move on and it’s all my head- but I can’t do it. I need help. I’ve been trying to take steps in the right direction, talking to God, calling upon Him and angels to guide me and protect me- to put His heavenly host around myself, my home, and my boyfriend and roommates when I sleep at my house. Just reading through these has helped me, although I know I am just beginning my journey. I will not give up and I will keep fighting, I’ve just realized that I can’t do it on my own. I want to find him, let him in my life- I guess I just don’t know how. I am going to talk with a pastor next week and a youth pastor tomorrow. Any advice and prayers, passages, anything really is appreciated. Thank you for time reading- I know it was lengthy.

    1. I will offer up my extreme suffering for you. You must promise to refrain from watching the television as it is one of the main tools the father of lies uses. If there is something of moral value, seek within yourself if you should be watching it and The ALMIGHTY FATHER will give you a gut feeling.

    2. Dear Kasey,

      First, I just want you to know that you are not alone, and that asking for help was the wisest thing you could have done. Satan tries to keep us isolated, and tries to make us feel that if we do ask that we are weak. I will call him what he is…a liar! I would like to ask if you have received Jesus Christ as your Savior/Lord/King? You mentioned not being religious but having gone to church. That is good, but what will bring heaven’s help to you is realizing that Jesus loves you and wants to live in you. I suggest you go to Romans 10:9-10. Read it carefully, and then simply do what it instructs you to do. Next, go to the Book of Ephesians and again just read the first chapter very carefully. The Word of God is alive and will bring light to your heart about God’s love for you. Please let me know about this. I do not want to do anything further until you have. I care about you and will be glad to help in any way I can.

      Pastor Charlotte

      1. Justin, thank you for your reply and for your support. It means so much to me.

        Charlotte, thank you for your reply, I really appreciate it as well. As far as receiving Jesus Christ as my Savior/Lord/King, I would very much like to, actually I would love to and I need to, I guess I am just not sure how to do that. I read Romans 10:9-10 and chapter 1 of Ephesians and I wholeheartedly want to believe that with everything inside of me. I read them and I just feel this sense of unease and not being sure? I don’t know why I feel this way when I want it so badly. It’s like I say it but I’m not fully believing it myself or that I can say it with 100% conviction? I’m not totally sure, I just need to learn how to cast away my fears and accept Jesus as my Lord/Savior/King. I I know this is the next step, I just need help and guidance on how to get there. Thank you so much.

    3. Hi, Kasey!, I have gone thru the same thing too… and I didn’t even know what it was….. first time I was 16 it happened to me while I was coming back home from school… in the school bus its like I fell asleep and it happened to me it was pretty weird it kept on happening to me every now and then and I was scared to go to sleep sometimes, I heard voices, it only kept on getting worse…..

      I was saved at 24, and I can honestly tell you that thanks to God, it has never happened to me again; now I know what that was it was a demon bothering me or many demons only God knows….. also scary movies and shows have spirits too… that can also trigger those attacks….. I have stopped watching “scary stuff” and stuff about demon posessions, exorcisms and all those movies that are always out at the theaters……..

      I thank the Lord for saving me everyday, and I wish the best for you, many blessings over you and your family life, pray a lot and seek God and his word daily its as easy as downloading the bible app and having the widget on your phone that tells u the verse of the day or even listening to the audio bible within the same app…

  6. I would say to you that you should focus on what is within the realms of what you can control. Realise that your husband is replaying a repeated pattern and seperate yourself mentally and emotionally from it. Your only trusted source of joy, peace and happiness comes from your Lord Jesus and it should remain this way for all our days on earth as people can easily let you down and hurt you. What we must realise about relationships is that people’s choices and will is something that can only be changed by the individual. God won’t change it. All you can do is pray that God will move on Him by His Spirit, and His heart condition will determine how He responds. Read the parable of the sower to understand. The heart is the soil. He has committed to you in marriage which is a covenant and God expects him to honour it through thick and thin. I’m writing this as an outsider to encourage you to adopt the right perspective so that you will successfully win the battle raging in your mind. The enemy can try and flood your mind with thoughts of hopelessness and depression all he likes. If you have the right mindset and your mind is fixed and meditating on the word, all negative thoughts will be brought captive. They cannot stand against the power of God’s word embedded in the heart and mind of a believer who hears and does The Word. God bless from a brother in Christ who cares.

    God met me and picked me up when I was down last week. I went to Hillsong church and the preacher’s main word in the message was ‘it is what it is, but it’s not what it seems’. He used the example of Abraham and Sarah in the bible when God told them that they would have a son. They hoped against all hopes and believed because God said it. Do the same sister and you will win!

  7. I’m in a place of desperation. I’m coming under attack from Satan in a mighty way. My marriage is horrible and it seems hopeless . I’ve cried out to God and prayed about it until I don’t know what else to do. I’m left with a spirit of heaviness and depression. I feel like ever since I met my husband it has been one problem after the next. I prayed about him when I first met him and I believed I had met the right one. My 2 daughters are suffering daily and everyone is angry and hurt and lost. My daughters are 10 and 12. My husband has made us leave our home about 8 of 9 times for weeks at a time since we got married in 2014. He tells everyone his life is messed up cause he made bad decisions trying to make me happy. But that’s totally untrue. He walked off his job and then I begged him to go back do he did and a few days later after that he fought a man and the job fired him So now he can’t go back. He has left a few other jobs since then. He always says mean things about me to his friends and neighbors so they will think he is this wonderful man that has an unreasonable wife. They can’t realize he has had 2 other wives that he said the same thing about . He blames me for all his bad decisions but he will say no body made him make his decisions he just have to live with them . But I know when he talks to people without me being present he blames all his mess on me. I am totally miserable and I wish God wouldn’t be so quiet. I am a Christian and I believe in God with all my heart but I feel like I have allowed this mess I’m in to pull me away from the relationship in some instances. I pray all the time but I feel like God has been quiet and hasn’t given me the answers on what to do. I need direction. I need to know how much longer do I need to bare this heartache and depression. I want a new beginning so desperately. I have wanted to fix my marriage but it seem that all my husband seem to care about is saving his things like his car and the house so he want have to explain to his friends and neighbors what happened and how he failed. I don’t seem to matter . I’m so tired of hurting and not having friends or family to talk to or even give me wise counsel cause it’s every man for his self in my family . My sisters don’t really care and my mother advocate just getting a divorce. She’s very quick to point me to all the negative things in life. Some days I want out but I’m hanging in here for my kids. I wish I knew what to do to make this better. Some one help me please! I would appreciate all the prayers I could get.

    1. Fast and pray for three days knowing that what you ask for will be received and given to you by THE MOST HOLY FATHER.

  8. For “Pastorchar59”

    Regarding depression:
    I can totally relate to your comment on: “If, someone deliverers a un-wanted package” to us.
    We should want to: “Return To Sender”.

    I’ve been stuck in an abusive marriage; for longer than I would like to admit. And, to a husband
    who is a luke warm Christian. Nothing seems to stick with him long enough; for any real change
    in his heart and behavior. I’m now at the point of just walking away from him; and letting God
    take over. I can only fight so many battles; knowing Jesus is the ONE who should be fighting
    most of the battles. My husband has now been fired from at least 15 jobs; which breaks my heart.
    But, his stubborn pride and defiant personality took control over everything in our lives. It’s
    caused my husband to loose friends, family and yes, all of those precious jobs that God had blessed
    him with. Several pastors have agreed with me in counseling; that my husband is stuck in a cycle
    that he may / or may never break free from. So, now I’m stuck for the time being living in the same
    apartment with him. Knowing I may have to leave. I’m alone in this; so to speak. Even, my Christian
    brother and Christian sister: won’t budge an inch to reach out and help me a little bit. I had hoped
    my sister would let me live with her until I can get my feet on the ground; and start working. The only
    thing she really says in her emails to me: “you, have to own this”. That seems pretty harsh coming
    from a direct family member who is a Christian. My brother is taking the same stance. If, my brother
    or sister came to me; asking for help .. I wouldn’t even think twice. I would open my heart and my home
    to them. Somedays it really hits me hard; that I’m living in a harsh, harsh world. Even, my own family
    has turned away from me. All, they say is that I should stay in a long term women’s shelter. My brother
    even travels into my area; often to see his son. He won’t even meet with me for a quick cup of coffee; just
    so we can see each other after 8 years. I love my brother and sister in spite of how they have treated me; over the years. My brother has opened up and has verbally hurt me several times over the years. He knew he was wrong; and should have immediately asked for forgiveness. I don’t even think any of what he said; even “phased” him one bit. How, am I supposed to feel about my family who are “playing” at being Christians ..? I have never hurt either one of them., ever. Instead, I have been the one holding out the olive branch, loving them, being kind, etc. I would be lying if I said this hasn’t deeply hurt me. I finally sat down, and sent my sister a long email; hoping she might be able to see my point of view. I didn’t attack her or point blame in the email. I typed it out with grace and a open heart; as best as I could do. I really would like for a spirit of forgiveness to take over; hoping my brother and sister are not ashamed of me for staying in a abusive marriage. I realize, I should not have stayed in this for as long as I have. Pastor; I feel like I’m standing in a tiny circle; and I need to step out of so I can move forward in any other direction. I’m praying all the time. Crying out for the holy spirit to come down and help for direction. I really don’t know what God, wants me to do right now ..? At this point in my life; I only want what God, wants for me. If, he wants me to go somewhere new; that’s fine with me. But, I’m so tired of living like this. I need to start my life over.

    1. Bless your heart!
      I mean it, Lord, I release blessings upon you today, in Jesus Name. I have read your heart’s cry and want you to know TODAY that God, the Holy Spirit IS WITH YOU! He lives in you. I went through a very difficult marriage myself, i.e., drugs, rejection, and emotional abuse UNTIL I got ahold of God’s Word for myself, and began to seek Him in that Word until revelation Truth came to me and showed me what to do. I’m sure, like my family, everyone was very angry over how you are being treated, but, feeling helpless at the same time, because they do have to stand back and wait for you to make the ultimate decision. No one can do that for you, as to how you want to proceed with your life. Humanly speaking, it is your decision. BUT!!!!! You are NOT just human. You HAVE GOD IN YOU!! You are born again, and God Himself lives in that wonderful place of reconciliation WITH you.
      I want you, please, to go to Roman 8 today. The Word of God will give you strength to see your way clear. God does not want you to suffer, my dear. If you have done all you can to save this marriage, and your husband does not want to change, then YOU must make hard decisions that will lead you to a place of peace and rest. My personal email is [email protected]. Please keep me abreast of your prayer needs.
      I BELIEVE today, right now, that God, the Holy Spirit, is surrounding you with favor and with guidance that will give you the courage to take those steps to living a life of joy and peace. If Jesus was standing right in front of you, holding out His precious nail scarred Hand to lead you to freedom, would you take it??? Sure, you would. Well, He IS with you, and all you need is HIM!!!! I am praying for you. YOU CAN do all things through Christ Who strengthens you, and His Love for you will not fail you.

  9. Don’t worry about no church that hurt you. You are the church and if don’t nobody wanna be in your life that’s their business. That doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with you. Dust your feet off. Don’t trust men trust God. You have to forgive that’s how you get over this. Even if you don’t want to tell the Lord about it all and why keep your communication with Him always. Be blessed. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. Your mess will be your message. See you on the other side.

  10. Hold on to GOD, HE’S an ever present help in the time of trouble. GOD has purpose for you, your life was not an accident, God is going to use all the mess you’ve been in to a message (testimony).This is not your battle it’s the LORD. Turn from your emotions and bow to the LORD and wait on HIM, HE will show up and fight your battle. HIS you me is easy and HIS burden is light. Lean on HIM and trust in HIM for HE cares for you.

  11. As I read your post, I can’t help but relate to a lot. I’m so lost, confused and depressed much of the time. I try hard but I keep getting attacked. I too have list someone, and it really tore me apart. I have a hard time dealing with it and accepting it. There’s alot more to the story. Too much to write about. All I know, is I can’t seem to pick myself up. If I do its for a couple of days then I struggle….feeling down and suicidal. I do what I need to get me out of it but it takes awhile and returns days later……really testing my faith.
    I need help!!!
    I do pray, I go to church and I thank god. What am I doing wrong. I’m trying harder than I ever have!!! No peace!!! No relief and no answers. I keep feeling like I’m a black sheep and excluded from gods grace and love. I really do feel like this. I know it’s not true and I try and change that thinking but all my life I’ve had challenges. From an infant to adulthood. When is it going to stop. I’m now 43 and it keeps a coming. Help me!!! Pray for me to be healed of hurt and have peace. Pray to rid myself of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. All I want is for these feelings to go away…..so I could have peace.

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    2. Dear Cat ..
      What your going through; really touched a chord in me just now. Because; I’m going
      through trials with emotions and depression. And, they do “feel” like they are never ending at times.
      Life, isn’t easy; and certain days do feel like a major challenge. I hate depression; and it feels very
      “unfair”. With all of my heart, mind and soul = I too just want it to dissapear; so I can feel like
      a whole person again. I truly believe: they only way to do this is to trust in Jesus for healing.
      It’s … HIS … time; HIS … way. We have to “be ready”; for his help, guiding hand, and wisdom to take
      over.
      I’m trying to dig deeper into why these emotions can feel like they are
      covering us at times. Wanting to really know … why. And, those day’s when you feel; like you
      are strong enough to fight them off; but they come back when you least expect them to. I know
      without a doubt; that when we draw closer to Jesus; the enemy is usually right around the
      corner attacking us when we are feeling weak. No, matter what: stay with Jesus. Stay with him;
      even when you don’t feel like it. Even, when you want to just give up. Run, to him. Cling to him !
      He knows your heart and your feelings. Don’t give up on him. He loves YOU . . . sister.

  12. Carl, my last 10 yrs have been very much like yours. I will pray for you. God bless you and keep you.

  13. God gave me a miraclous healing from depression. I was depressed for getting to two months. I was helpless and felt so empty and abandoned. My heart was so heavy to the extent that my nervous system was affected, my limbs were shaking One night after reading the advice and praying with the suggested scripture passages on this page and went to be d. I went into a trance and I felt God’s deliverance, the heaviness in my heart was like smoke of fire and was being released out. I felt the hotness as the smoke rolled away.i slept as I have never done in the past days , I woke up in the morning totally delivered. I give God all the Glory! Thanks a lot

  14. One think that I was recommended was to make sure that I had forgiven everyone that had hurt me in any way. You see, the Lord asks us to forgive those who offends us. In order for Jesus to work in your life to heal you, forgive those who you have not forgive. I would do a list from the names of people I need to forgive from the moment of conception. God bless!

  15. I can’t deal with my depression I feel sad sometimes am happy but today I feel so sad I feel alone ,my husband of 22 years cheated on me I been there for him in so many ways even when he was dealing with a crack addiction now left with 3 kids one is on his own never even remembers me nomore he has his own life I know my two youngest ones need me but honestly I can’t deal with this nomore I feel so alone with no family to help I was adopted and abuse by them I grew up in foster homes where do I turn now what can I do no medication has helped me I ask God to help me and don’t abandoned me

    1. Please hold onto Jesus hand and let him lead you. Depression is an awful thing has I myself suffer from it and feel alone I also went into the care system has a child and if it wasn’t for holding onto Jesus I can truly say I wouldn’t be here now. But you can make it through all this by drawing closer to Jesus and taking rest in him sometimes its these very painful times that makes our faith grow stronger and the worst thing with depression is it makes you feel so alone but that’s not the truth there are people there who love you and need you and want to see you get better but the depression clouds this veiw from you so you cannot see the truth. The fact you have posted on here means God is looking out for you and wanting you to know that you are not alone and that he loves you very much and one day all this will come to pass and you will look back and realise that it was a growing time and a time that made your relationship with Jesus much stronger with Jesus we have everything and if you had been the only one on earth he still would have sent his son to die on the cross for you because you are loved and wanted, stay strong my friend love jenny x

      1. Jenny . . .
        Thank you for your comment. You, are right about one thing: we all need to just put our hand in Jesus’s hand
        and let him take our burdens, our baggage, our broken hearts and hurt. Over time; he can turn our sadness and hurt into something
        more beautiful. This, is what I’m hoping and praying for. ( Lord, turn this sadness into something beautiful . . .).
        Knowing that down the road; we might be able to use this as our testimony in helping someone who is hurting.

        Some of these battles; really aren’t our battles to be fighting. I read an interesting
        book years ago called: “This Present Darkness” by Frank Perretti . You, can find it in most Christian bookstores.
        It’s not a scare tactic book by any means. Only, to help us see that there are spiritual battles going on around us.

    2. God has not left you, He will never leave you nor forsake you, put your trust in Him and everything will be alright

  16. Faith without works is dead James 2:17. God’s will is to heal everyone . not because who we are but because who he is. just received it in Jesus name. Jesus paid it all.
    Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” Jesus loves you so much 🙂

    Isaiah 53:5 “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”

    We have to received by faith. Read (Rom 4:16 ) God Has Allotted to Each a Measure of Faith read Romans 12:3. And Romans 10:17. So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

  17. Lianna I have great sympathy for you and I will pray for you. My name is carl and you almost described my life except I wasn’t fortunate enough to keep my marriage together through all the debilitating and crippling affects of depression as you have. I was divorced 10 yrs ago and you can’t imagine how much harder overcoming depression is when you lose almost everything you love and you have to go on all alone in this world. I could go on forever but I will stop right there and just say I will pray for your deliverance and I hope u will pray for mine too.

  18. Reading these posts has made me realize I am not alone and God is always with me. I have been struggling with depression for about 2 months now and I have never been in this place! My husband for 16 years has now had to leave 5 days out of.the week to work out of town and this has killed me! We have 2 kids together and we always have done everything together always! This is been hard on all of us. I have let the devil really get to me and bring me so far down I don’t even want to get out of the bed all I want to do is sleep the time away and not think! I can’t do it anymore! I don’t want to go to.work because of the people I work work are aweful! I have no one to talk to at work no friends there at all! It’s so hard! I feel like this is not where God wants me to be but I am so unsure about it because it’s the most money I have ever made and I am afraid I won’t find anything else like it. But on the other hand I feel.God has something bigger and better for me I am just scared of not having a job!! Please pray for me and my family that the Lord will help me and my husband and I pray he will soon be back workin in town.

    1. Shmily, I hope you are feeling much better. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers. In order to be happy we need to let go of what makes us unhappy. If your job is making you feel bad, its better if you find a better job even it pays less. Feeling happy where you work is priceless. God Bless you and your family always. You will get through this. God has a plan for all of us. 🙂

  19. I am in glad im the alone in fighting this batter of depression. I pray to the lord the depression, anxiety and stress all leave out of our body, in the name of the blood of jesus. I pray that we live happier lives for our family and for ourselves. We deserve to be happy. non on e deserves to be constantly sad. Depression leads to insomnia which is another battle. Lord I pray that all the evil goes away and never return. Satan leave our of our lives! we don’t want you! We are strong and we’ll overcome you. Our depression will leave in no time. I fears and stress will all be gone. We reprogram our brains, not you satan! I ask tou satan to leave our lives alone in the name of the blood of Jesus.

  20. I’ve had the spirit of heaviness for years and it has cost me everything even my wife and kids. Please pray for my deliverance in Jesus name Amen.

  21. I know what each and everyone of you are going through. I did say ….going through because God Almighty will deliver you in due time.
    Naomi, I have delt with the spirit of heaviness for years. I am praying for you and everyone else, because I know the burden it causes. Joy will come to you in the name of Jesus. (By his stripes you are healed)
    *Pray for others to get your deliverance*

  22. I feel the same way. I have to smile when I am around others even when I am not happy but sad. I struggle day to day existence and I want to be happy inside and out

    1. I feel the same way….. I pray to the Lord Jesus Christ that my heart be unburdened from this depression which I feel every day. I trust in the Lord Our God that he may restore my heart to peace when it is His time to lift me up. I love the Lord Our God with all of my heart. I have sinned and I repent for all of the wicked I have done so that our LORD will one day deliver me from my sins and anguish and that I may be received by him.

      I will die a Christian for I believe in the LORD with all my heart and pray daily for more faith.

  23. Naomi……… Speak it out. Speak what you want as if it has already happened. Holiday today… Felt as you do….. It is a battle you can win!….. I’m here… Walk through this with me. Geo.

  24. my depression has taken over all my soul and being. I have phobia that renders me immobile even when I know it is all in my head and nothing more. I have lost touch with reality and I am merely existing. It has made me bitter, negative and vengeful. I really do need help and prayers. Thanks

    1. I know how you feel.

      I’ve battled depression off and on since my teens and now I’m 51. I was saved at the age of 11 and obey the teachings of Jesus. He is my Lord and Savior; Son of the Living God. Yet I am depressed, anxious, fearful, physically and mentally exhausted all the time. I can’t control sudden angry emotional outbursts, whether it’s at my husband, the dogs, or just some innocent stranger on the telephone telling me about their new product. I am bitter and enraged for no reason or something that happened many years ago.

      I pray, sing, read scripture, meditate, journal, and study. I write poetry and short stories of fiction as a creative outlet. But this is an ongoing battle, and…it is spiritual. As Christians, we have a permanent foe in the devil. I try to remind myself, he can’t read my mind, and anything he uses against me is something I give him to use.

      Those around me don’t know what to do. I’ve told a couple of friends the best thing they can do is pray, while I wonder why they are not plagued by this illness. But then we all have different crosses to bear.

      Physicians have tried all the meds, none of which offered relief, but debilitating side effects. I’ve worked as a nurse for the 25 years. It’s so hard to act normal when you feel totally broken inside. I’m really getting concerned because it seems to be getting worse. Music helps at times, like classical piano or soothing water sounds, as well as aroma therapy and sunlight.

      I no longer have the desire to take a walk or go anywhere. I definitely don’t want to be around people, and I know God doesn’t want me this way! The fact that my husband is still here is a miracle in itself. I know he thinks he married a nutcase.

      Depression for me has not been ” a case of the blues,” or “down in the dumps”, or anything that one would deem temporary. It’s remains a constant lingering bout of sadness that will not go away. It’s a personal struggle day and night for those who suffer from it.

      1. Lianna,
        You are not alone. I’m also going through the same thing. It goes beyond a simple case of “the blues” or
        “down in the dumps”. I’ve been dealing with this for at least 10 years now; along with horrible insomnia.
        Depression can cripple us; of ( everything ). It truly is a horrible thing to deal with. I desperately want
        to be free of this “thing” in my life. I truly believe that through real healing by the Lord; it can be lifted.
        I’m holding onto my faith; and reading more scriptures. Forgiveness is also a key in this ongoing cycle.
        And, it can be one of the most difficult feelings to connect to. Forgiveness, is a real struggle for me; but
        I know this is what God is calling me to do. I have to forgive a husband who has continued to be
        abusive for well over 25 years, now. We all have to end up in a place ~ that will allow us to … let go
        of past hurts and sadness. Cast them off; hand them over to Jesus. No matter how difficult it feels; we
        all need to forgive people who have hurt us. Carrying those burdens; only hurts us deeper. And, it does
        nothing to the person who actually “hurt” us. I’m trying to learn how to just wipe the slate clean; let it go.
        We all need to win our fight; so to speak. The people who have hurt us; will have their judgement one day
        in front of God. Stand firm in your beliefs . . . God truly loves each, one of us.

  25. Pastor Char,
    just checking back in with you from this past June to testify that He Brought me up and out. I am free and whom the SUN/SON sets free is free indeed.
    Thanks for words of encouragement when I couldn’t see the Light. I am MOVING FORWARD

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        God bless you Pastor. Stand fast and walk hard in the Spirit, for you know that you have a Gospel target on your back. Stand strong in the power of His might. Walk in love and obey His voice. God bless. We love you. Rex

    2. Hi Joy….just re-reading your post, and continuing to rejoice that your freedom is growing! God bless you, and keep in touch!

      Pastor Char

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  27. Now I get it and know for sure what it take. I’ve been trying to hide this illness/heaviness from family and close friends. I now realized That The Word of God will Work for you. Believe that I knew this all along but I’ve been so caught and my mind has been attack tremendously, That this evil had beugun to overtake me. I had nothing to fight with for months and I’m a woman of God.. Had THE WORD all the while! I need pray and a covering.

    Pray my deliverance and non reoccurance of this spirit of Heaviness
    Thanks much,
    Joy

    1. If someone delivered an unwanted package to your door, what would you do? REFUSE IT, and say…”return to sender”. Depression is sent to indwell you, to take “root” in you. It may have come upon you years ago when you weren’t spiritually able to discern the why of it. That does not stop it. Demons seek entrance in every possible way. First remember that you are BORN AGAIN. You HAVE the Life of Christ IN your born again spirit. Therefore, you are able to speak to that unwanted package, that depression, and using the authority given to you BY Jesus Christ Himself, DEMAND it to be sent back to its sender. It will try to hold on by using your feelings deceptively. It will dig things up from the past. It will remind you of past sins. It will do everything to stay. Command it to go. Go to Ephesians 6, and see yourself clothed in the Armor of God. SEE yourself united to Christ. Hear Christ speak through you to that evil, and make your stand.

      1. Thanks so much Pastor Char for your words of encouragement and wisdom, I see myself coming out of darkness into the marvelous light, I COMMAND in the name of Jesus forthe spirit of heaviness to go…..I boomerang it back to the pits of hell. I claim and expect Victory knowing this will be a process. I’m pressing with every ounce.

        Help Lord Today!

        IN JESUS NAME!

        1. Joy…I have also struggled with depression, and came close to suicide in 1990. Through a word of knowledge, an evangelist called out that demon oppression, and I was set free. I have, like everyone, had many challenges where it has tried to find place in me again. Remember, you are fighting a “good fight of faith”, and Jesus overcame the world, the flesh and the devil for you. I frequently, still to this day, visit the pastures of Psalms 103, Ephesians, chapter 1 & 2, Romans 8, Joshua, chapter 1, in order to keep my mind renewed. The Lord IS with you and IS your victory. He is Adonai, the God Who sees and provides. He is Jehovah Roah, the Lord YOUR Shepherd. Galatians 3:20 declares that YOU have the faith of the Son of God. Use that faith. It is by grace that you are saved, healed, delivered, provided for and sealed unto the day of redemption. The more of God’s Word that is taken into your soul (mind, will and emotions), the more power you will have to win over EVERY deceit of the wicked one. He HATES God’s Word. It was the Word that defeated him. Take your weapons of warfare, that are not carnal, but ARE mighty before God to the pulling down of this stronghold. Don’t trust your feelings, Joy. They will change. Fix your heart upon Jesus, and the Joy of the Lord will be your strength.

      2. Hi I am struggleing with depression and have done so for over 30 years on and off. I have never felt wanted or loved has a child or adult and was raised by an angry dad who beat me everyday that by the time I was 10 I pray to God to let me die cause I didn’t want to wake up to all the beatings etc, I couldn’t pray for my dad to die because I knew my mom needed him but she didn’t need me. I wasn’t allowed have friends etc and so I grew up really not being able to communicate in the right way and am nuffin but trouble because I think different and people think I know what they mean and I do what they say but its not what they meant so life is so hard that I have been thinking of ending it. I went to church but even they couldn’t cope with me and my depression made me say things I didn’t mean so I hurt people all I ever wanted was people to understand me and love me but I found it hard being what people needed me to be and I had shared my biggest fear with the pastor which was the fear of rejection he and his wife told me they would never reject me and my family so I allowed them to get close to me and I loved them but 3 years later they had enough of my moods with depression and I said hurtful things to the pastor so he threw me and my family out of church under church discipline and told everyone in church I was no longer a sister in christ that I was to be treated has a tax collector and pagan and no one was to talk to me so for last Year and a half everyone has shunned me and my family and if they see us in street they walk past has if they never knew us. My depression has got worse and my tablets have been increased to a high dose but it don’t take the pain away and I just feel like ending my life than liveing this way. I will never go to another church again cause I will never trust no one. The pastor used my biggest fear to punish me with and I will never put myself or kids or granchildren at risk by attending a church again. I am still being shunned up to this day so I now don’t really leave my house any more and have become a prisoner in my home for fear of seeing anyone from the church and them hurting me each time by shunning me love jenny x

        1. Dear One,

          You have certainly been deeply wounded in so many ways. I can only and simply say that the love Jesus has for you will never change. Many have failed you, and unfortunately, the ones who should have given you help and support have abused your trust.
          Not all pastors fail and most churches will do the best they can to love and welcome you.
          In order to heal, you have to make the hard decision to forgive even those deepest hurts, and those who hurt you. Only Jesus can help you make that choice.
          Try to read Psalms 23, 27 and 103. Look at the love God has for you. Let that truth fill your heart.

          1. Thank you for your reply, I keep trying to forgive but the hurts keep on hurting its also hard cause the pastor and his wife were God parents to my Grandson who is one an a half yrs old, the vows were made in church that they and everyone would help raise him in the christian faith but since the pastor and elders threw us out the church they don’t even see him anymore. I begged and pleaded with them to forgive me but they wouldn’t and just said they didn’t believe my repentance was true and I needed proof of my repentance to God. But none of them ever had anything to do with me since throwing me out so how was I suppose to have proof of my repentance which I thought was between me and God, I begged them over 20 times to forgive me but to this day they haven’t and still shunn us

            1. Dear Jenny,

              I can hear how hard this whole issue has been for you. You cannot continue to “beg” for forgiveness. They may need time to heal themselves, and you must also face the reality that they will choose to simply keep their distance. Emotional heart bonds are very hard to free yourself from, but you cannot take ALL the responsibility for this situation. I don’t want to judge them, either. It is not easy for a 3rd party to step into a situation that has been going on for awhile. I strongly encourage you to read I Corinthians 13 about the kind of love that Jesus lived, and really “read” it until you can see yourself, also, wanting to live that way. Make a choice to forgive these people. I wrote a book years ago called “Forgive and Remember”. It is my personal testimony of how God taught me how to forgive His way. Let me know if you read I Corinthians 13, and how it speaks to your heart. You are in my prayers.

        2. Hi, I read your story. I can understand the pain of rejection. It is a personal issue. If the situations still continue to this day, it might be wise to start over with new people. God brings new people in our lives ALL the time. I won’t be able to see your response because I am going to be really busy in the next few days. It is okay that you don’t have to respond. I just want to reassure you that it is okay for you wanting to protect yourself and it makes sense to GOOD CARE of yourself and your family. I know God knows who you are, he knows your heart. Again, God brings new people in our lives ALL the time, so sometimes the relationships with people can last or it can change to a better relationships with other peoples. This is usually the hardest part, some people are not comfortable to change and want to stay in the comfort zone, and that is okay. It is a personal choice. Don’t give up hope and feeling that your life won’t get better, it usually get better. The challenging thing to accept is not knowing when it will get better, but leaning and trusting God is the only way to guide you through the process. I know it will get better. I wish you a journey of prosperity with hope and peace with new people if that is what God’s plans are for you. Trust God-you will see. Wishing you a hope and peace of journey with God’s good plans for you.

        3. Hi, I read your story. I can understand the pain of rejection. If the situations still continue to this day, it might be wise to start over with new people. God brings new people in our lives ALL the time. I won’t be able to see your response because I am going to be really busy in the next few days. It is okay that you don’t have to respond. The challenging thing to accept is not knowing when it will get better, but leaning and trusting God is the only way to guide you through the process. I know it will get better. I wish you a journey of prosperity with hope and peace with new people, if that is what God’s plans are for you. Trust God-you will see. Wishing you a hope and peace of journey with God’s good plans for you.

      3. Sometimes in life you feel as if you are the only one in the world going through. I feel that I am a strong women but my mind is my worst enemy but I thank God for people like you that continue to tell us about how good God is! Satan really know how to do his job..he makes you think that you are at the end of the rope. I went to church Sunday and I felt like the pastor was talking to me. His topic was Cancel My Funeral…I survived! I know that I must continue to read my bible and give God all the praise to get through what I am going through. Again thank you for your post!

      4. It really is a “unwanted” package that was delivered to us. We should all say: “Return To Sender”; when
        it shows up. Amen, to that. Thank you Pastorchar59; for your wisdom on this. You, hit the nail on the head.
        I will be reading: Ephesians 6; today. The more I dig deeper into my faith, and scriptures; the more I completely
        realize we need to arm ourselves with “all” of the armor God has laid out for us. Even, in our weakest most
        depressed times. Just reach for the armor; try it on. Even, if it’s in baby steps at first. God, really needs Christians
        to not just love him; but to be strong and lifted up. There is so much darkness in our world today; I hope more
        and more Christians will put on the armor of God; because Jesus is coming back soon. We need to be ready . . .

  28. I did not fully understand what I’ve been experiencing, but now I do. And I now understand how I must deal with it. Thank you.

  29. Wow I thought I was the only one on earth going trough hard times but as I read them stories they giving me courage to live, I’m going trough so much right now for the past 3 years . I even thought about killing myself

  30. I can’t sleep at night. I am jobless, just went through a relationship that I thought was true love. But I stand on God’s word. I am amazed at how much peace it brings. I think that it is important to understand that we humans are created by God and are therefore precious. He gave us His Word as a powerful weapon against the enemy. When the enemy attacks, fight back with the Word

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      Russell – Yes, yes, yes. Whether it is a direct attack of the devil or a result of something we caused on our own, the response is the same – seek God, get His scriptures of promised protection and blessing into our hearts, and hear from Him to get the victory of faith in our heart. If you have to repent of anything, do it and get it over with, and do not look back.

      Listen to the Holy Spirit and let Him lead you on to complete victory through faith in God through a reality of His word in your heart. That peace is a way for God to say, “I’m all in, and I am fully involved in your situation.”

      Keep reading His work and speaking out the confessions on this website. They all come from the word of God. They are real and He is real.

      If you are spirit filled, pray in tongues as much as you can. It will build up your heart and keep you in the love of God. God bless. Rex

      1. This was the best I have read. Depression is horrible. I go to the altar for prayer and have been for several yrs. It seems to get better, then BAM it’s back. I’m filled with the Holy Ghost. Reading all of this has really helped me.

        Thank you

  31. Feelings of rejection, confusion and pain have plagued my life since childhood, but intrusive thoughts and anxiety became a nightmare as a teenager. I thought I was responsible for these evil thoughts and would try to fight them off on my own. I had some biblical knowledge and so did my mother about avoiding things like witchcraft, however one day my mother told me about having gone to a male witch and the male witch, having never met me, tell her that I was a very well behaved and descent teenager and how rare that was and that I was going to meet a specific guy from Europe. Shortly after, the mostly emotional abuse from my mother became worst and I did meet someone but not from Europe, that turned my life to living hell. This person had such a negative hold on my life, I could not understand or control. He was as emotional abusive as mother but worst at being physically abusive. I currently suspect that these spirits brought into my life by my mother still plague me today. I am beginning to understand more about it , but it is debilitating, to the point that I can’t hold a job and even when I do, people notice something off about me and I have always been labeled weird and been rejected by most, including management and supervisors. I have started praying again, and sites like these have been really helpful. I am 46 years old and have reached my lowest = unemployed , depressed and anxious. It frustrates me that I have suffered so much due to others and crave the rest of death. No one can possibly understand the physical and mental torture I have experienced and the flashbacks and intrusive thoughts have kept me from living a fulfilled , productive life. I have no friends. I need people to pray for me, please.

    1. Diana, I just want you to know I, other people that are on this site and people throughout the world care about you. Christians care about you. You are in my prayers. I pray that Jesus delivers you from your pain. You are important.

    2. Diana, I am the youngest of 6 and 52 years old. Until recently I thought I couldn’t handle being alone, but I actually like it. When I’m alone I get along with everyone in the room lol. Sure, freinds and family are important, but Jesus said “my mother and brothers and sisters are those that do the will of my Father”
      I have been unemployed and alone many times, and now it’s no big deal. God always provides a job and always comes through. I usually look back and realize that I learned something from that dark time, something that I wouldn’t have learned in good times. Remember, when we have to lean on God, thats usually when he rescues us. Only because he is trying to teach us not to lean on ourselves.
      Trust me, this too shall pass.
      Stop worrying, and pity parties are NOT ALLOWED, lol.
      I have been through everything you are talking about. Pull up your boot straps, stand tall, and “love yourself” the way God loves you. Forgive yourself the way He does.
      Randy

    3. One more thing Diana, remember I said I have been through everything you are talking about, but I did not mean to make light of your situation by talking about a “Pity party”. Physical abuse is no joke and you need to remove yourself from that. Also, I firmly believe in a believer’s power over the Devil in JESUS Name. I bind him, rebuke him, and command him to leave Diana ALONE in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
      Amen
      I am praying for you NOW!!!!
      Do you know Jesus as your saviour? Ask Him into your life and believe that He died for your sins. Ask Him to forgive every sin, past, present, and future, and repent. Repent means turn away from sin.
      Amen, and again I say “AMEN”

    4. Diana, I pray to the sovereign Holy God of the universe to draw you to Him. You are protected , read psalm 91. If you do not fully grasp salvation through Christ… Accept Him. As Christians, greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.”

      You sound afraid. None of the creepy weird stuff that has plagued you has power over you! They’re like shadows… Turn on the light ( remember who Christ is) and these tormenting thoughts will disappear.

      A few online sources that are helpful is http://www.gracetoyou.org. You can listen to sermons, Gods word on line.

    5. Reply to Diana
      You say no one could understand…..but I do. I totally understand as our stories are very similar.
      I could use a friend too.
      I don’t know how this site works but I would like to try to be your friend. If
      possible email me.

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    6. I been goin thru a lot in my life …I’m looking for guidence I know in my heart that the word of God is the way…I wanted soo bad.but I’m surround it around soo much negative it seems soo hard for me…can someone help me get this thru…Thanks

    7. That makes me feel less alone to hear your story.. I never experienced physical abuse, but I have felt the same way emotionally. I had social anxiety, which made me act very odd & extremely uncomfterble around people. I know it started from my own feelings of rejection etc. But it opens a door for demons, to feed off of, & make a mockery of our life, which life is a precious gift. And ultimately we waste are life in sickness. 🙁 I will pray for you. Its funny. We know God created the stars, moon, sun the very foundations of the earth. Yet we forget God can completely transform us into the person He planned us to be. Don’t let the devil laugh at you any longer, don’t do GIVE IN TO THOSE DEMONIC LIES! GOD LITERALLY HAS A PLAN FOR EACH PERSON! regardless of how important it might seem to anyone one els. Keep on walking in the spirit.

    8. go to a priest and ask him to pray a deliverance pray over you and if you could get your mother to go aswell

  32. I would also like to share this story… As a child growing up I was a victim to child abuse, I was 5 yrs old and I didn’t understand what was happening to me, all he said was this is our little secret and it was as I didn’t have the courage to tell my mother until I was 18 yrs old… When I told her she was so still and shocked like how did this happen to my child, how could I have not noticed or see that coming.. I used to blame her at one stage because she had allot of boyfriends when me and my siblings was growing up, but then when I grew up mysef I seen it wasn’t her fault !!! She never had the love of a parent growing up so her life was messed up and she too had been abused its almost like a bad cycle mother and daughter going threw the same thing… this has put allot of strain in my life now as I have children… The devil attacks me with thoughts of abuse much like I went threw and I know he’s trying to take my life away but by the power of Jesus almighty he will always rescue me from the dark pit.. Amen

    1. m.youtube.com/watch?v=VUk9uRAS9nQ we lost family but through deliverance its has helped others.God is the key Jesus will set us free he is the same yesterday ,today and forever.

  33. I have found this a comfort to read…I almost feel like my life has been turned upside down through a spiritual force, feeling of anxiety and depression.. when I have a good day I pray that I can always hold that great feeling or joy and emotion forever but it’s as if the devil watches me and sees me happy then comes back to me with problems I thought I felt with… I will always fight back with god by my side… I just wish that everyone’s life in this world was happiness x

  34. Stacey and to everyone on this page I truly understand how you feel. I am so depressed sometimes I don’t want to get out of bed. I have to because I have a disabled child, well young adult now and she depends on me. I think often that she would be better off without me but then if I die she will have no one. I am so alone sometimes all I have is my thoughts. II have made some terrible mistakes with my finances, and now in jeopardy. I have no friends and those that claimed to be my friend have all forsaken me. It’s true as long as you have money you have friends. I want to end my life, my pain, but my conscience won’t allow me to leave my child behind. I go to church , I pray, I wonder if I’m praying the right prayer. I have one sibling who is struggling with his own illness and I worry about him giving up. I’m the oldest so I feel he should not leave this earth before me. I am so tired of feeling this way day end and day out. I found this page after searching the net for answers to help me understand this feeling. I found that there are a lot of people who are experiencing some of the same feelings for so many different reasons. I still don’t understand why I’m feeling this way and why I am in the situation I am. I was once a productive human being out in the world with a job, and able to help others. That is what I did. I always tried to help, not hurt. It seems as though while I tried to help there were those who just wanted to hurt me, take from me, destroy me, and my spirit. Why? I have since found that very few people care about other’s in the same way I care about people. God made promises and I believe in those promises but apparently not hard enough because of these feelings I have everyday I breathe. I am so lost and confused, hopeless, and just plain tired. I have the means to end my life and I can’t understand what it is I am waiting for.
    What is it that is preventing me from doing what I feel is what I want. The main reason my mind keeps going back to is my child. The other is Suicide is a sin against God. He gave me life and I belong to him. I dream sometimes about heaven and God. I do believe he has a sense of humor and I’ve dreamed of holding his hand and he talking with me sharing with me stories of mankind. I know this probably sounds strange but these are the thoughts I have sometimes.

    1. CW, I know exactly how you feel. It’s reassuring to know I’m not alone in feeling like this. I too have the means to end my life, and have had many opportunities to do so, but being brought up by a God-fearing woman, and knowing it would be wrong to do, I stick it out another day. I’m glad that neither of us have let those feelings consume us. We’re still hanging in there, and God is keeping us here for a reason. We gotta stay strong long enough to find out what God’s plans are for us. Please know that you are not alone. I will keep you in prayer, CW, and please do the same for me. Stay strong!

  35. I’ve suffered from depression for many years, and lately, it has gotten much worse. I, like many of us, have issues, and the spirit of heaviness is consuming me little by little each day. There are days when I don’t want to go on anymore and seriously consider ending my life, but I know if I do this, I will never see the Kingdom or be with my mother in Paradise. There are other emotions besides depression that are consuming me, and I ask that those who truly believe and trust in the Lord to please pray for me. I’m trying to win this battle, but it doesn’t feel like I’m going to.

    1. Stacey I also have had a hard battle with depression and the devil is a liar, he wants you to believe that killing yourself is a solution to find some sort of end to the hardship but if not coming to Gods Kingdom the real hell in mind starts after death!! I recommend you to read a book I just have read ‘Driven by eternity’ by John Bevere. It helped me a LOT! And a preaching by David Wilkersson on youtube ‘the private war of a saint’. I want to PRAY for you but you need people close to you that can PRAY for you and stand together with you in the battle! Dont give up!!!

    2. Stacey…inside of your born again spirit is where the powerful Father, Son and Holy Spirit HAVE come to live. Like most who are under oppression, we TRY to fight this with “feelings”. This is useless!!! Your two most powerful weapons are THE BLOOD of Jesus that HAS redeemed you (in spite of how you feel), AND the WONDERFUL NAME OF JESUS, which is above EVERY name. In your soul (Mind, Will, and Emotions), you must make a choice to first take in God’s Word and what it says about you. Then you must CHOOSE to use those TWO very powerful weapons against satan EVERY DAY until he leaves you. If I may offer a confession for you…”I, Stacey, am born of God! I am indwelt by God, the Father, God, the Son, and God, the Holy Spirit. I AM redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. That precious blood IS my VICTORY over depression and I claim my God-given victory TODAY. I use the mighty Name of Jesus against you depression. I speak to you and COMMAND you to leave. If I must do it a thousand times a day, I WILL do so, and you WILL LEAVE ME!! I REFUSE to live by these depressed “feelings”. They are not greater than my Savior! I repent of believing that they are!!! Jesus died for me before I was even born. I have answers. I have help! I have GOD!!! God, thank You for loving me, living in me, and always being with me! I repent of listening to satanic lies that bring depression. I CHOOSE to live today. I CHOOSE to walk free today!! I give glory to God that VICTORY IS MINE!! In Jesus Name, AMEN!!””

    3. Stacey, I understand your suffering. I have fought with depression and anxiety all my life. When I have felt no desire to keep going, I realize it is not my life I want to end, but it is the suffering I want to end. And there are ways to get relief. Praying is very powerful. The prayer above has helped me recently a lot. We must let go of the guilt,or sadness or whatever is lying to us that tells us we are less than beautiful children of God. Everyone makes mistakes, but we are forever forgiven for them. Find sanctuary in that love and look for ways to help yourself as well. Learn to love and care for yourself. You are a beautiful soul. Look to God and ask to help you see that in yourself. Bless your heart! You will get better, I promise 🙂

    4. Stacy, I feel exactly the same as you and I know we are not the only 2 people that feel this way. I will pray for you. Please don’t lose heart. We were not intended to feel this way. Everything will be ok. My email is jdmartin345 at yahoo. Please stay in touch. Jonathan

    5. I will pray in JESUS name you will be held. Please pray For me as well, it seems like all my SIN KEEP FLASHING IN MY FACE! The Devil keeps telling me i have done to much to be forgiven! but i no the devil is a LIE!

  36. I’ve been suffering for many years. I pray everyday, multiple times, but this dreaded spirit doesn’t fully leave me. My dad suggested a few days ago that I start meditating on the word. After reading these scriptures, I believe God will pull me out of this darkness. This is encouraging.

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      Kim – Prayer is good but the only type of prayer that moves the hand of God is believing prayer. And believing prayer only comes by putting the word of God inside of you. It gives you the strength and motivation to go on (hope) and then it produces the faith in the heart to deal with it.

      Keep putting the word into your heart. Read the articles on faith, and speak out of your mouth the confessions we have especially the one titles “Confession – Change Your Life.”

      And spend time with Him, like you would a good friend. He will talk to you and when you hear, faith will come. God bless you. We love you and God loves you. Rex

  37. I like this message. I just don’t understand the Jesus part or anything about him. I speak to God daily. He’s never mentioned Jesus. Only man has. And men are wrong more than they are right. And if I never understood him, God would be ok with that. This isn’t Jeporady. There’s no exam to find out what you know or believe. God loves my wretched self. I don’t know why.

    1. I understand that Jesus’ name is used because he is the Christ, the lamb, the sacrifice made by whom’s blood spill delivered our souls. The devil knows this, and wants us to walk away from the light… But the mention of deliverance on Jesus (the Christ), makes the devil squirm in anger and go away. We must stay in control of our mind before any signs of depression show up.

    2. to Jaylib (Feb.18th)…I encourage you to read the Book of John. In this Gospel you will discover the relationship that Jesus had with His Father, and vice versa. 2 Timothy 3:16 says that …”every scripture is God-breathed…” Man was the pen that God used to inscribe His thoughts to us. John 3:16 says that “God so loved the world He GAVE His only Begotten Son, (Jesus), that whosoever believes on Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” Be not deceived about Jesus. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life! God bless you and may you come to the realization that there is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They all love you.

  38. This has really helped me understand….the attacks we have to over come in our minds a battle which I put down to a chemical in balance but now realise it is spiritual x

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      Claire – Keep reading about faith in God and how His deliverance works. It is through the Blood of Jesus and the Name of Jesus. Keep speaking His word and seeking Him.

      Faith (and the resulting salvation power) comes by hearing and hearing by the (spoken) word of Christ. Keep at it. Speak to that problem in Jesus Name. Command it to go. And do not take no for an answer.

      He gives us His Name to enforce His word in our lives. God bless you.

  39. YES!!! This is so true!!! Please pray for a friend of mine, Rachel, She was a catholic and she just got saved on Thursday Novemeber 12, 2013. She REALLY needs prayer…… but one thing is for sure….. a catholic getting saved is ONE HUGE STEP!!!!
    -Michaella

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      Blank – God bless you. Keep reading His word and talking to Him. He will change your life and the lives of those around you. Keep it up Kid!! Go get’m tiger.

  40. Its me again, Michaella!!!! Thank you so much Sir. This realy makes me feel better!!!! I am the one that you talked to in the other page on fear….. (Blank Please!!!) THANKS!!!

  41. Yes, this is exactly the method I used, to over come depression and hopelessness. It is a tactic of Satan to make us believe we can’t cope with life.
    If you use this method you will not lose this battle with our adversary the devil.

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  42. I know all too well that depression is one of the many ways, the evil one attacks the mind, thoughts and ultimately our soul. I used to jog everyday….a few days in a row, this huge Rotwiller, chased me bearing all fangs as I could feel his breath on the back of my legs as my jog went into a full sprint….his owners doing nothing. One day, I got an old broom handle….as it was the previous days, the Rotwiller charged me….I ran to get a head start, only to turn with both feet planted, driving the Rotwiller back on his hips as I struck him with the stick. Depression is much the same way, thru the Word of God which is sharper than any two-edged sword, I no longer have to run and be controlled by this….I am a victor….by His stripes. But I always was a victor and never claimed it. I boldly claim it….not because of my righteousness, but because of His blood that made me righteous. Thank you Lord that I don’t have to run anymore!

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    2. I’g glad you overcame, but I think a dog still constitutes as flesh and blood so you don’t have to whack the naughty pup! Our weapons are not carnal dude… I remember one time I was on my roof having quiet time in the Word and didn’t notice I was under a bee nest and was starting to notice these bees trying to be like ‘you’re on my turf human’. I got a little nervous and then one bee who seemed to be going about his business flying away from where I was suddenly stopped, turned around and zoomed at me. The Holy Spirit just rose up in me in an instant and I jumped to my feet and pointed at the bee saying something in tongues. The bee stopped dead in his tracks a flew quickly away.

  43. God works in amazing ways. I have been going through a difficult few months and this post sums it all up for me. Not that I knew it already but when the problems starts becoming heavier one may start to loose focus on the what is the main focus, its not an easy walk but with patience determination and perseverance it becomes easier. Constant communication with God

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      Yes, the more we learn about God’s word and the working of the unseen spirit realm, the more this natural visible world makes sense. Concerning God and His world, we are like a house pet looking at a light switch and not able to figure our how the sun came up in the room when someone flipped the switch on.

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