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

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.


  1. Pray for me. I am fighting a spirit of depression and fighting for my husband, who is dealing with this too. We have been in an off and on again debate about where we live. (We are in a relatively new area.) It is very difficult as I have had peace the whole time about where we are, but he resents me as sometimes he believes we should return to our old area. He has not been happy for long anywhere we have been and I believe there is something deep God wants to get to in his heart.

    It feels lonely in my home right now, even when he is home with our family. I feel like we have been circling this mountain so long and my heart is heavy. I keep praying over our home and believing God and it gets hard at times, but I keep doing it. I just wish he could rest in Jesus and trust Him to bring to pass His will.

    1. Standing, sounds like he isnt happy where you now live. If he resents you, thats a problem. Have you prayed about it? If that would make him happy, i would reconsider. Does he know the Lord? You want peace in your family.
      Just love him. Love never fails. I would not let him think youre being stubborn just because its what you want. Its not worth it. You want peace in your home. So hard! I will pray too!

  2. I’ve lost all my jobs, my bills are pilling up , my anxiety is going crazy. I’ve helped so many people in my career and now when I need help no one.
    Please pray for me and my family .. i wish this depression away .. I repent and please forgive lord
    I find myself losing faith at times .. but many around me tell me to push forward .. I know that’s the lord telling me I’m here..

    Please pray for me

    1. Ramiro,
      Do not fret. Are you born again? When many people say they are losing their faith, they mean just generally believing in God. Do you trust and and know that you are in right standing with God because of the sacrifice and resurrection of his Son alone? If so, you are in the best place you can be, ever.

      When all your strength is gone and there is nothing you can do to rescue yourself is when the power of God rescues you. I have found when I have exhausted all possibilities and finally realize I cannot save myself, and i completely hand it over to Him, is precisely when I see him swoop in out of nowhere. Thats when I get ready for a miracle. Paul the apostle said, When I am weak, then I am strong. I will boast in my weaknesses that the power of Christ may rest on me. He said do not worry about your life. God is faithful who said, He will meet all our needs according to His riches in glory.

      Look at this verse…. Isaiah 41: 17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. 18…. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water….20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the Lord hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.

      He is still on the throne, and he is not taken by surprise. He has all you need and he is so very abundant.
      Read Psalm 78, it is powerful and explains all he did for the Israelites, over and over again, yet they still did not trust in Him or believe Him for His MIGHTY WORKS. And it says he was wroth with them because He kept proving himself again and again. Start thanking and praising him for his big, powerful, and might works. He is God Almighty and rescues when there is nothing in sight, out of nowhere. So its okay if you do not see anything within 1,000 miles because that is precisely how he works. Rely and trust in His faithfulness and power. You are in the perfect place for a true miracle. We are told to come to the throne of grace into the holy of holies with confidence and faith through the blood of Jesus….. reliance on the blood of Jesus that he will in fact hear you….the blood of the everlasting covenant that He will never break. My prayer to Him is that he teach you just who He is because that will remove all fear and doubt, and give you complete confidence of His saving power.

    2. Ramiro,

      God got you.. You have favor. Sometimes lost offers you great gains.. Contact all your bill collectors explained the lost of your job and see if they can either postpone or make the payments smaller. I’m praying for you and definitely have been in your shoes..

    3. Pam. Pray as suicidal and low. My husband is full of fear it affects me. Pray there is fighting in my sons home. Pray it changes.

      1. Sylvia!
        Hi. God is a God of miracles! You may feel low and lost, but he know exactly whats going on with you. He will use what was bad and turn it around for your good. Jesus is your shepherd, and he has you right in the palm of his hand. Do not fret, He is with you no matter how you’re feeling. He said he would never leave you nor forsake you. He loves you more than anyone on this earth, and he will hear your cry when you pray, and give you the hope, deliverance, and power you need. There is power in the name of Jesus, and if you call on His name, you will be saved. He is alive and will answer you. When youre in desperate pain, just say…..Jesus Jesus Jesus, call on his name. The bible says there is salvation in no other. There is no other name given to man under heaven by which we must be saved.
        Whatever you are going through,,,,financial struggles, health issues, depression, relationship issues, he will answer you. I pray for a miracle for you. He is a very very big God and can handle whatever is happening. Dont be afraid. Just begin to praise Him that he is God. He wants to show you just how strong he is. When youre at the bottom or at the end of your wits, is when he swoops in to rescue you. Psalm 107 shows how he rescues those who have no one to help them, are at their wits end, draw near the gates of death,,,,,how they cry out to the Lord and he saves them. Dont be afraid that you dont have the power in yourself. He wants to be your salvation, your deliverer, and your power. The best times i have seen him rescue me, were when i had absolutely no strength left in myself. He isnt a slouch, he WILL rescue all who come to Him in faith.
        Tell Him, I need a BIG miracle here. Its who He is! He is HUGE! And ABLE! That is what I am praying for you. Be encouraged, He loves you sooooo much. You will see! XOX

    4. I can relate to what you are saying. I have had several instances where things have gone sideways. God is taking care of you, trust him and remember proverbs 3-6
      Trust in the Lord and lean not on thine own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him that he may direct thy path.

    5. Yes, when one needs help, none is near, only God is with us.
      3 ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and [b]mighty things, which you do not know.’
      JEREMIAH 33
      Blessing from Mexico city.

    6. I found Brother Carlos Oliveira and Pastor Fernando Perez on Youtube got me through the night and day with their deliverance prayers on the subject. Then I asked my church for prayer ministry and had that, then I went to an African pastor as they are hot on deliverance and then asked Dr Bob Larson on youtube for exorcism and sometimes go to a church in London who do one to one deliverance after their service- these things helped me as well as telling the Holy Spirit how I felt who guided my path
      God bless, I pray for you – Lucyna

      Ps. keep repeating a scripture on anxiety – ‘Shut up devil’ by Kyle Winkler has a phone app with themes like fear, depression, anxiety, and scriptures to match for us to say out loud

  3. I struggled with a demon of depression on and off from age 15, I am 62 years old now. A few years ago I was at my lowest point when my husband and I were both laid off from work. I just wanted to lay in bed, I felt so helpless, I just wanted to die. I called a local church and asked for someone to pray for me. The Lord directed me to the perfect person, she prayed for me and I was delivered from depression. It’s a wonderful miracle. My advice to those struggling with depression would be to reach out to someone that is a strong believer. Stay in the Word, Surround yourself with Godly people.

    1. Went through 34 YEARS of depression and oppression, cried out, prayed, pleaded for God to deliver me. Couldnt understand why it was happening. God spoke to me just recently through 2 Timothy 1:7 which says, God has not given me a spirit of fear, but he has given me a SPIRIT OF POWER, of love and a SOUND MIND. If you are a Christian who has the Holy Spirit indwelling you, YOU ALREADY HAVE a Spirit of Power. Its not something he is going to do in the future, he had already given it to you. Past tense. Problem was the devil was using his power over me, until I realized I have already been given total power over him.
      2 Timothy 1:7. …. He has given me a SPIRIT OF POWER, of love and a SOUND MIND.
      Colossians 1:13. He HAS DELIVERED us (again PAST tense) from the POWER OF DARKNESS and translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.
      Luke 10:19. I GIVE YOU POWER to tread on serpents and scorpions and OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
      The devil tossed me around, until i KNEW and understood what God has already done for me in Christ. The moment i realized, I already have power over him, is the moment the oppression, depression, hopelessness completely ceased. God wants you to know who you are in Christ. Jesus said, it is finished. God isnt sending his son again.
      Its not something he is going to give you, he has ALREADY GIVEN YOU A SPIRIT OF POWER, yet we keep begging and pleading for it. God must be shaking his head. How can do anymore if you wont believe what he has already given you. Its your right as a child of God.

      If you are NOT quite sure you are saved and have the Holy Spirit….call on the Name of Jesus, repenting of your sins believing he died and rose from the dead to save you. Ask him to fill you with his Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Power, and he will do it. Believe him.

      1. Sorry, i didnt mean to create this note as a Reply to Diane, but as a new Post.

        1. Pam,
          I will pray for you. Fear is a real enemy that can manifest in being afraid things wont change, anxiety, depression, hopelessness and also anger. Scripture says, God has not given us a spirit of fear. So you know its not God doing it to you or your family. The devil is a roaring lion, seeking WHOM HE MAY devour. “Whom he may devour” means those who dont know any better and allow him to do it.
          God has armed you with the most powerful weapon of all, faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior, the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. He will use even bad things and turn them around for your good. He wants you to KNOW who you are as a child of God. Huge, huge lesson I learned as i wandered why this had been happening to me.
          Fear is a bully that makes you afraid and tries to get to you through persistence, but really all he is doing is lying to you. No one has more power than God, yet the devil will tell you theres no hope. Again, a lie.
          When you know God sent Jesus to save you and youve received the infilling of the Holy Spirit, fear doesnt stand a chance. You simply stand against it, unmoved, knowing, knowing, knowing that the Holy Spirit dwelling in you is much more powerful than the enemy. You have the power of God living in you now. Stop letting him lie to you. Know that you know, and dont budge. Dont give him even a foothold, say no you dont liar. Because its not the truth. God said he has given you a spirit of POWER over ALL the power of the enemy.
          Use the Word of God, the truth, against the lie. Jesus said You shall know the TRUTH and the TRUTH will set you FREE. The Word of God is the SWORD of the Holy Spirit that slays the lie. Dont be affected by the fear coming through your husband. Recognize what it is and pray against it. Be strong in the Lord and the power of His Might. One of the pieces of armour you have in Ephesians 6 is a Sword, the Word of God. If you arent using it, youre losing a battle. The Sword he gives you is his word, its the truth, and it has power to slay the enemy. Its the only piece of armour that slays the enemy, all other pieces of armor listed protect you from his attacks, but the Sword is what actually kills the enemy.
          The TRUTH shall set you free.

      1. Heavenly Father, I pray for Morgan and ask you to take control by your Spirit, that you would give Morgan complete rest in you. You know whats happening and I thank you that you said you would meet All of our needs. Youre so faithful to us and said you would never leave or forsake us. I hand this struggle over to you and place this in your hands. Your great, loving, and abundant blessing me on Morgan as we look to you. By the everlasting covenant you made in the blood and resurrection of your beloved Son.

        Morgan, sometimes struggles come when we try to do things in our human strength. Ive found the most powerful times when God has come through is when i have lost all my own strength, and finally say, God, I cant do this. And then I take my striving and hand of flesh completely off of it….. as in let go and let God. When i am at the end of my rope in human strength is when I see God move in power. Paul the apostle said I will boast in my weaknesses that the Power of Christ may rest on me. Take over Holy Spirit!

  4. I’m numb depressed I can’t feel anything nor hear God or any of my thoughts I need help

    1. Honey, I will pray for you. I don’t believe that’s what God wants for you at all!!! Do you have believers that can surround you and lift you up when you are so low. That’s what the community of faith is all about!!!

      1. Lizzie,
        God HAS saved you as you asked. He said to ask ANYTHING in His name and He will DO IT! You need to understand that a spirit has convinced you to accept those bad things that are happening to you rather than TRUSTING that GOD has DONE as He promised. Jesus DOES love you and so do the rest of us on here. Waking up is a gift and the enemy is trying to actually kill you. You MUST BELIEVE that God has accomplished what you have asked for. He is waaaaay more powerful than anything the enemy can throw at you.
        2 Timothy says: God has not given me a spirit of fear, but he has given me a SPIRIT OF POWER, of love and a SOUND MIND. If you are a Christian who has the Holy Spirit indwelling you, YOU ALREADY HAVE a Spirit of Power. Its not something he is going to do in the future, he had already given it to you. Past tense. Tell the devil you are DONE believing him and turn IN FAITH to Jesus who is your savior.

    2. Spirit of heaviness that is oppressing Honey, I take authority over you in Jesus name. Come out of her! Come out of her and do not enter again. I now bind you in heaven and on earth, as God has authorised me to do.

      Honey, I loose the atoning work of Christ upon you. By his stripes YOU ARE HEALED! Heaven and earth may fall away, but his word endures forever – the word of the Lord is LIVING and ACTIVE and sharper than any two-edged sword. Daughter of Abraham, you are God’s beloved. The creator of the universe calls you by name – He has numbered every hair on your head. He loves you with a reckless and everlasting love, and longs to heal you and tenderly embrace you. He has bourne your suffering upon His body – cast all your cares upon Him. He cares for you and is with you – may His face shine upon you forever. May He prosper you and keep you, giving you a future and a hope!

      God bless you, beautiful daughter of Abraham. Xxx

    3. I had a panic attack and felt the spirit of heaviness trying to attack me, I felt so helpless, I am only 21 and I try so hard to do the right thing but I’ve been running from God, and now I’m tired I broke down today and prayed in the car for god to please heal me, to make me better, and to take the lead because I cannot do it on my own! But I say this to say, you will overcome and you will here gods voice, God tested my faith tonight with this panic attack. I’m so excited to go get prayed for in a couple hours at church and to come up with a prayer plan and a life plan! Because I wanna be prepared when Jesus comes, there’s a war and the devil is trying to lead us to believe that we’re so far into depression and anxiety that we can’t even think about that’s what God is here for, he sent his only son to die on the cross for our sins. I’m praying for you ❤️🙏🏾 You got this battle

  5. I struggle every day everything hurts emotionally and physically I am so tired of it everyone who has claimed to love me has betrayed me and hurt me family friends literally everyone I am alone and so empty and void of any happiness in life the thought of waking up tomorrow makes me as sad the fear that at almost 38 I have nothing and never will haunts me no place to go and rest my soul I feel like all my edges are jagged and fragile it’s a struggle for me to even draw a breath anymore I’ve prayed and prayed and begged God to save me from this so far he hasn’t I just want to go home to him now I have for a very long time I know I was saved because I felt him Pierce my heart and soul and I am beyond grateful for his grace and mercy but I am suffocating and drowning down here and I don’t know how much longer I can hold on

    1. Bless you Linzie,
      I pray that God pours out his love into your heart….that he shows you how much he loves you… that he teaches you to see yourself through his eyes.
      I too have suffered on and off for many years with feelings of self doubt, self worth, hatred towards myself, but I know that only stems from trauma that I experienced in childhood.
      I gave my life to Christ 10 years ago….I’m now 56…and I’ve hung in there, thick and thin.
      Just know that there are people who are praying for you, who love you and as a brother in Christ, I love you too.
      I pray the peace that transcends all understanding be with you this day. I bind anything that is not of Christ in you, under the foot of the cross. I bind depression and I command it to leave you, I bind the spirit of abandonment from you in the name of Jesus and command any further action of the enemy null and void.
      In return I pray that the light of God floods into your heart and mind and I ask God to comfort you in his grace and love.
      I pray God renews your mind and brings joy in the place of despair.
      You are a wonderful child of God Linzie, made in his image. Be strong and take courage that others are in this with you.
      Peace be with you.

    2. I am praying for you in the mighty name of Jesus I rebuke any strong hold of depression I speak that you are healed and whole In the mighty name of Jesus please do not feel alone there are people that care about youI am one who doesn’t even know you but I completely understand how you feel I have been fighting depression for years

    3. Hey Linzie, I am not sure if this is for you or not. But sometimes God puts a thought in my mind and thought I would go with it. I noticed your comment and an image of my devotional on my phone popped into my mind. So here is the devotional I read this morning.

      “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified, the Lord of glory” 1 Corinthians 2:7-8 NKJV

      The devil thought he defeated Jesus through the cross. Yet, by the hidden wisdom of God, the cross was the way made for our salvation. The devil thought Jesus was ruined, but the cross was used to cause Jesus to reign. Satan didn’t see it coming and had no idea he set up his own defeat.

      Let this be a reminder of how awesome God is. He will show you no matter what it looks like; He is always in control. He has hidden wisdom for your situation and is always steps ahead of your adversary. If you remain in faith, He will show you Who He is and what He has ordained for you.

      Just when it seems like you will see defeat and failure, when it seems like the devil will ruin you, God will use it to make you better, take you higher and cause you to reign. When what you’ve gone through appears wouldn’t have any benefit at all in your life, like making the greatest chess move, God is going to bring you great victory.

      “Come up higher. Come up higher, and then you will see. I am working it together for your eternal victory”, says the Lord.”

      Prayer: Father, I give You all the praise and glory right now! I’m excited and encouraged today. You have hidden wisdom operating in my life. You know exactly what You are doing. You will make something out of all that I’ve been through. Let it break forth. Help me to remain in faith and walk out my purpose. Continue to shape me in the image of Your Son. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

      Study: John 1:12, 1 Corinthians 2:1-10, Acts 4:12

    4. Linzie, Hold on to Jesus. My son has explained his feelings in very much the same way you have. The devil is at work knowing his time is short. Please hold on to Jesus as Joseph held on to the LORD when he suffered for years in prison not knowing if God had completely forgotten about His promises to him. When doubt and fear must have come in like a flood… BUT God had His eye ever on Joseph even when he thought maybe he was abandoned. God was allowing him to experience this for a purpose. Perhaps the LORD is allowing you to experience this for a great ministry in the future. Perhaps the LORD is well aware of the people who will come your way in the future who will need to hear from someone who has been there, and who has held on to the only One that was left to hold, and has a testimony of His glorious power and grace. Please know that you are loved by Jesus Christ our Holy Savior. May He grant you rest from your suffering. May He open your eyes to His heavenly perspective and bring you great comfort. Amen.

    5. Linzie-
      God HAS saved you as you asked. He said to ask ANYTHING in His name and He will DO IT! You need to understand that a spirit has convinced you to accept those bad things that are happening to you rather than TRUSTING that GOD has DONE as He promised. Jesus DOES love you and so do the rest of us on here. Waking up is a gift and the enemy is trying to actually kill you. You MUST BELIEVE that God has accomplished what you have asked for. He is waaaaay more powerful than anything the enemy can throw at you.
      2 Timothy says: God has not given me a spirit of fear, but he has given me a SPIRIT OF POWER, of love and a SOUND MIND. If you are a Christian who has the Holy Spirit indwelling you, YOU ALREADY HAVE a Spirit of Power. Its not something he is going to do in the future, he had already given it to you. Past tense. Tell the devil you are DONE believing him and turn IN FAITH to Jesus who is your savior.

  6. I’ve had depression and anxiety since I can remember as young as 3years old 😥

    1. Heidi, you are sooooo so loved by God. How do we know he loves you immensely? The Word of God says, For God SO loved the world, he sent His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him, should not perish, but have Everlasting Life. Ive found from experience that depression and anxiety go hand in hand, but its fear and worry that underly them. Fear makes you believe you cant escape depression, then you begin to fear depression itself.
      But the Word of God says, in 2 Timothy 1.7 says, For God has not given us a spirit of fear, bit he has given us a SPIRIT OF POWER, of love, and a SOUND MIND. Fear, depression, anxiety takes away soundness of mind. God has got you. Theres no need to accept thoughts of worry, fear, anxiety, depression, because he says he WILL give you life! He has you in his hand and doesnt want us worrying and upset and depressed and overcome by constant sadness and gloom. He has a perfect plan for you and you can trust Him with your life.
      The Word says, he HAS DELIVERED US FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS and translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. The spirit of depression attempts to convince you that you cant get free from it, but its only a lie. Who is more powerful? God is. And he said, I HAVE GIVEN YOU A SPIRIT OF POWER! If the Holy Spirit dwells in you and you are a Christian, you have power OVER the power of darkness. Believe it, even if you dont feel it immediately. KNOW who you are in Christ and KNOW your rights as a child of God, because if you dont know and understand, the devil will attempt to trample you until you take back the authority God has freely given you. Get your faith up and pumping! He tells us about spiritual warfare in Ephesians 6, use your weapons and armor, and having done You know to do, STAND! Stand your ground in faith by believing the Word of God. Keep standing.

  7. My LORD. I have so many people pulling for you and praying for you in the name of Jesus.

  8. I have struggled with suicidal thoughts for nearly two years. My sleep is disturbed and sometimes I will wake up in the night with these thoughts. Even if I sleep well I usually have them in the morning. Today I have had thoughts of suicide and despair all day. One thing I see from some of those who posted here is that they are tired. This is true with me also. There is no rest from these feelings, and the desire for suicide is actually the desire to rest. If I knew there were a drug that would give me a week long vacation from depression and suicidal thoughts I’d take it. But there is no drug for that. In fact, I no longer see my psychiatrist because no medication he prescribed was working.

    I have been through deliverance from demonic spirits for this. I have developed more scriptural depth and I am careful how I speak about the problem because you can speak things into existence both negative and positive. In Jesus’ name I believe I am healed of depression. However, I don’t see the promise yet fulfilled in my life. But I am holding on to what I believe God says and did at the Cross for my deliverance.

    This is all I can do now.

    1. I love you Tom. I know how you feel. I have struggled with this spirit for all my life. I have been delivered from suicidal thoughts….. but still and my struggling with the spirit of heaviness. We must lay down our flesh and fast and pray. Just know I’m you have my prayers I know how you feel but God knows fully. You are loved brother loved more than you know. I pray He touch you and embrace you with his love.

    2. I love you brother. Blessed are the poor in spirit for he will deliver us. He will lift us. Let us trust and obey Him.

    3. I am praying for you keep speaking gods word in Jesus name I rebuke any strongholds of depression in your life keep reaching for Jesus he will never leave you or for sake you

    4. Hello well i deal with depression and anxiety and take medication and see my psychiatrist. I think my problem is that i feel into emotions with a girl i was sleeping with. I found out she has slept with lots of men. I feel into temptation and believe i was in some soultie with the woman i slept with. I was baptized over 9 years ago and maybe five years ago ive battled with depression and anxiety and suicidal thoughts. I believe it’s because of some sin we have done that may have cause us to be in this state. I believe this problem we have is spiritual. Remember the bible says that we need to renew our minds and not conform to the pattern of this world. I believe if u stay obedient to the word the truth will set us free. Pray without ceasing. Seek god’s face daily and i believe in his time he will make his deliverance. And if you still feel suicidal also seek medical help. And be anxious for nothing that’s all i can say for now. Walk in the spirit and you won’t gratify the desires of the flesh. God bless you.

      1. Well said, Israel. I agree this depression is so often spiritual and these unclean spirits are tied to sexual sin. This sort of sin is so prevalent today, especially with the internet. Thank you for sharing your heart and thoughts. I pray it will give others hope that in obedience to God they will find rest. Jesus says come to Me all who labor and are heavy laden and you will find rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. That yoke is a shared burden with Christ Himself! The Lord is gracious and compassionate, isn’t He..

    5. Tom, please read my post of Nov 15, entitled DELIVERED FROM OPPRESSION & DEPRESSION of how God delivered me after 34 years.

    6. I’m really tired. I just want to die. I feel like God doesn’t love me. I feel like I’m so irrelevant to him, like he has a thousand other people on his mind. I feel like I’m so stubborn. I hate myself. I hate my life. I don’t even know why I’m here. It’s a struggle to simply get out of bed. I don’t have people who love me. And I’m a pest to a lot of people. I make a lot of mistakes. And hurt the people that love me. I ruin everything. I’m failing in school right now. I’m a freshman and I go to very expensive school. I’m not sure how I’m supposed to tell my single mother that I dropped the ball or that I didn’t pass my FIRST semester. I just got here and I’m already letting her down. I just want to die. I can’t handle this burden on my chest or this heaviness. It felt good to just unload here. Can someone just life me up in your prayers. Not like I even believe anything will happen. But it’s a better chance of something happening since God loves you more than me. And actually listens to you.

      1. Chi-
        Your mom will love you no matter what, even if you fail. God loves you even when you fail. We ALL fail and make lots of mistakes. That’s what humans do. 🙂 As for hurting people who love you, if its intentional, STOP. If it’s accidental, apologize and go on trying to never hurt them again. Before I knew Jesus, I hated myself too. I hated the life that I had and the choices that had put me there but Jesus said “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest”. Jesus says, come to Him as the ruined mess you are right now. With all of your faults and shortcomings and warts and all. Come to Him and tell Him that you NEED Him; you NEED a savior because it’s too hard by yourself. Pray that simple prayer with all of your heart and THEN … TRUST HIM. The moment you believe that He is the SON OF GOD who came down as the perfect sacrifice and paid God’s FULL acceptable penalty for sin, you are a new creature. A child of God. And from then on, He will keep you and guide you and be WITH you through anything and everything. Chi, dont be stubborn; turn right now to the ONLY one who can and will help you. And then be well in your would knowing that to God, you have been made righteous and perfect by the blood sacrifice of His Son. Bless you!

      2. Chi,

        God loves YOU… and not just a little. For God SOOOOO loved the world, he gave His Only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, should NOT perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE. In fact it doesnt just say he loves us, it says he SOOOOOO loved us. I want to make sure you understand the gospel and how to be saved. He will rescue you. He is faithful and said Whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord (JESUS) SHALL BE SAVED. There is power, deliverance, help and life in His Name. Call upon His Name!
        You are 100% accepted by God, because he sent His Son to pay the full penalty for all your sins. He is a Savior. Your sins were already paid for. He purchased you through the final sacrifice of sin, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. He made an Everlasting Covenant that he wont break with you. Its not his will for you to be powerless with no one to help. Repent of your sins calling aloud on the Name of Jesus. He is risen from the dead, and has ALL POWER in heaven and earth. Ask him to fill you with the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Power. The devil is lying to you trying to destroy you, but God has already defeated the devil, and wants to show you HIS power. Satan is a liar. Jesus said, You shall KNOW the TRUTH, and the TRUTH shall set you FREE.
        You need the Word of God in your heart. Read His Word, and get to understand the power you have now that Christ has saved you. Without the Word of God, which is called the Sword of the Spirit, you are left powerless and have no weapon against the attacks. Because its the Word that shows you the truth.
        He loves you so much. Turn your life over to Him completely. No more doing your own thing in life. Your old man needs to be buried with Christ and you are risen a new creation. He said, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away, behold all things are become NEW. Get into a gospel preaching church that believes in deliverance and healing so you can be encouraged and prayed for. His people will love on you!
        As far as your Mom is concerned, take that burden to the Lord and ask him to help you. He is a God of MIRACLES.

      3. God loves us all equally Chi, but it’s good to approach people of strong faith when your faith is weak, as Jesus said: ‘your faith has made you well’.

        One woman, with some kind of menstrual issue, touched the edge of Jesus’s garment. I can just imagine her: she was too tired and full of pain to talk to Jesus, it took everything she had in her just to touch the edge of his clothes. But that was enough – she was healed by her little mustard seed of faith, and you are too.

        Jesus loves you – he bore your pain on his body. He knows how you feel, and he healed you more than 2000 years ago.

        You are a child of God – you have a divine right to love, peace, and joy. God has not forgotten you – you have lost your way. Luckily, Jesus is a shepherd, and he will leave those other people you think he loves more to come and find YOU. He has heard your prayers.

        Hold on – you are going through something at the moment. Did you catch that? Going THROUGH – this means you will pass through the other side.

        You are an overcomer – you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, but you will fear no evil, for the LORD is with you. He goes before you – take heart, because He who is in you, has overcome the world.

        I will pray for you tonight, Chi, overcome. You shall rise up like a warrior and defeat the darkness that has oppressed you.

        We have all found this site because we have endured spiritual attacks from the enemy. Today your faith has made you well, so arise, daughter of Abraham! You do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS! This is a spiritual battle, and you fight it by speaking God’s word – don’t look at the situation, but rather call God’s plan for you life into being – he has good plans for you, to prosper you and not to harm you – to give you a future and a hope!

        Claim your inheritance now! The devil is robbing you, but you have the power to claim what is yours by divine decree!

        I loose God’s word over your life by my authority in Christ, and I bind the works of the devil against you. In Jesus mighty name you are delivered from the evil one!

  9. I myself am thinking what’s the purpose of me being here. I’m drained, I’m tired, I don’t wanna fight anymore. I lost my children and I did no wrong to them. I lost my husband, I never cheated on him but he cheated on me 6 times. My family has no care or concern for me. I’ve had a brain bleed, I get seizures now. I have an infection on my body 11 years now that splits my flesh on its own. There’s no cure for it. I have no source of income. I panhandle and shoplift to eat and I hate the fact I gotta do it. I’m homeless now because of an illegal lockout. I lost everything I had. I’ve been raped during a seizure. I had a very extreme abusive childhood. Mentally and physically. My innocence was taken from me when I was a little girl. And there’s so much more I’ve been through. Tonight is another night I sleep outside and hungry. I have no one to turn too. I tried to get help. Its not safe being a female and homeless. I may not deserve anything in life, but I know I deserve my grave. Please Lord, come take me home with you. I beg you please. I’m tired. I can’t take this life no more. I DON’T WANNA BE HERE ANYMORE!!!!!

    1. My dear, I am so sorry to hear of your trials and troubles, but hold on to the Power and Promise of God’s Holy Word! The devil is a liar, seeking whom he may devour. You are not alone…I will be praying for you…Cry out to the Lord, He is faithful, Find any thing you can to praise Him for. The enemy is a ferocious liar in this season but “All Power belongs to God.”” God gave us power to trample over all the power of the enemy and nothing by any means shall harm us.” We need to arm ourselves with His Word. The enemy is on the hunt to see whom he may lure away from God. The Word guarantees, ” nothing can separate us from His love.. no principality!” We can always” come boldly unto His Throne of Grace to obtain mercy in our times of trouble” Continue to call on The Mighty Name of Jesus and believe God,” He is not a man that He should lie.” Be well, healed and whole by the Precious Blood of the Lamb, Jesus! One day, if you just hold on and trust Him, He will use you to help someone, and you will be able to testify about how Good The Lord Is, hold on!

    2. I hope ur not hanging out with potential homeless drug addics.. I feel bad about ur lost of ur family. First seek the kingdom of god and all his righteousness and everything will be added. Attend a church and speak to a pastor and tell him of your stituation perhaps someone can give you hospitality. Try to get a job and have faith that god will give u strength to keep one. Renew ur mind and have accountability with christians. Even christians struggle but remember the word says i will dwell in the house of the lord forever. Dwell in a church and attend service and God will honor his servant. God bless u.

  10. Yes, I too know this spirit it is with me constantly. I think sometimes that I am trying to cure my depression with my own insanity so it will never work. Please pray for me as I pray for you.

  11. Hi everyone. Sorry if this will be long. I’m Twinkle (not my real name) and I’m in my first year in college. I also want to take my own life.

    I guess it started when I discovered that I had pretty bad anxiety, to the point that I couldn’t even enter offices because of it. I’m also alone most of the time- I couldn’t summon the courage to talk to most people.

    My ultimate trigger though was when a batchmate and good friend of mine took her own life last November. Everyone loved her- including me- and it hurt to see my friends, who were exponentially closer to her than I was, break down between photoshoots for our then high school graduation. It really hurt. It affected my academics and personal life once more. Yes, I mean once more. I was then just beginning to recover from another suicidal episode a few years back.

    My mind goes crazy sometimes. When I walk into our kitchen, all I can think about is how freeing it would be to stab myself with a kitchen knife. When I see buildings, I want to jump off them.
    I know I’m not ok, but I really don’t know who to talk to about it. When I was in high school during my first suicidal episode, I talked to some people about this that honestly I wish I hadn’t talked to. For this one I’ve also talked to others, but because I’m feeling all down again I’m really ashamed of telling them that I’ve relapsed to suicidal thoughts. They’re Christians too. How would they react if they found that someone who supposedly is a beacon of light is actually being consumed by her own darkness?

    I don’t know if I’ll ever be free of this, but I’m trying to trust God with what little faith I have left. But I’m exhausted. I don’t want to try anymore. I don’t even know how I made it to college, and I don’t know if I’ll still be here the day after tomorrow. I’m planning to do it soon.

    Please help me. Please pray for me. I really don’t think I can do it anymore.

    1. Call on the name of Jesus whenever you have those thoughts. Plead the blood of Jesus over your mind. Don’t overthink it. Just know that I saw your message and it tugged on my heart to reply. Take care and God bless.

    2. Twinkle, do not give up, I will be praying for you…Please read Proverbs 3…There are clear instructions about life and understanding…” Lean not unto thine own understanding.. but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” Beloved try and shake your mind out of its own reasoning about your life and recent/past events. ” Trust in the Lord with ALL of your heart.” In sadness and hopelessness, we are not seeing the picture or plan as God sees it. Re read Proverbs 3 until something clicks. Our minds must be renewed daily… but the refreshing wash of God’s Word.. nothing else, because the ‘else’ might be a lie, God is Love and God is Truth.

  12. I am so depressed that I can’t move. All I do is lay in bed and weep. The oppression is so intense. I can’t even begin to open a bible and read it.

    1. PRESS with every ounce of energy you can grasp!
      FIGHT- 🙏🏽🙏🏽♥️🙏🏽🙏🏽

    2. I will pray for you, the fact that you do not want to even open up your Bible… confirms to me.. God has something important and meaningful to convey to you… and the devil doesn’t want you to know it. The enemy is against God… he is so happy to know you and everyone else here is so down in the dumps, we can’t even trust The Lord. We cannot let him win. The devil is a liar, God says so.. so it must be true. Read our Instruction Manual…( Bible:) God loves you abundantly… love Him back!

    3. I know the feeling of depression I have suffered from it for years you must push yourself to be around people or friends to get outside to go for a walk most of all to open the Bible and read God’s word there is so many people in the Bible like David or Elijah they were scared and suffered from depression and oppression but when you call in the name of Jesus he is there he will never leave you or for sake you there are healing rooms that you can get prayer which really worked for me in every state just google healing rooms

    4. I am praying for you in Jesus mighty name I rebuke depression I say it has to leave you in the mighty name of Jesus. There are healing rooms or healing ministries that should be around you just Google it please do not give up there are answers start praising him put on some Christian music it does help God’s word works

      1. Thank you for your prayers. My depression has got much worse. I sleep all day to avoid the pain. I can’t shower or function in any way.

        1. Heidi, I understand your pain and the heaviness on your spirit. Call aloud in the Name of JESUS, over and over if you need to. The Word of God in Acts 4.12 says……. “There is salvation in no other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” There is power, deliverance and salvation in the Name of Jesus. The bible says, “Whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord SHALL be saved.” Ask him to fill you with the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of the Living God….. and he will. (if you havent already). When the Spirit of God takes residency in you, you have GOD ALMIGHTY living IN you.
          Now who has MORE power? GOD IN YOU. The spirit of depression or that spirit of heaviness deceives you into thinking he has complete power over you. But he doesnt, he only oppresses you to make you feel it, laying heavy on your spirit. The only power the enemy has over you is a LIE. He wants you to believe the lie and render you powerless.
          Fear, depression, worry, despair, oppression, anxiety, heaviness and hopelessness are all tied together. God doesnt want you living in fear and depression and doubt. His will for you is to boldly and courageously believe Him. If you are a Christian his Word says……
          He HAS (PAST TENSE) DELIVERED US FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS and has translated us into the Kingdom of his Son. Colossians 1.13. Yes, he already did it……….he has delivered us from the POWER of darkness. You HAVE BEEN delivered through the redemption in Jesus Christ. Done deal. Problem is we keep begging him, crying and pleading for years on end, but his word says he has already delivered us from its power. Maybe thats why so many dont get an answer? Because we do not believe that we HAVE BEEN delivered.
          He also said, in 2 Timothy 1.7, I have not given you a spirit of fear, but i have given you a SPIRIT OF POWER, a Spirit of Love, and a Spirit of a SOUND MIND. Again, see the Past Tense. You ALREADY have power, by His Spirit.
          Now who is stronger? The Spirit of God is much much stronger.
          Acknowledge, stand firm, KNOW who dwells in you…… the SPIRIT OF POWER.
          Remember the scripture,,,,Behold I give you POWER over ALLLLLLLL the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Command aloud that lying, depressive, heavy spirit to leave you now in the Name of Jesus. Say I have a SPIRIT OF POWER in the Name of Jesus. Stand on it, say it with all your heart until it fills your heart. The Word of God is called the Sword of the Spirit. Its a very, very sharp sword and the weapon God has given you to slay the evil one. And dont just repeat it, BELIEVE the Word of God with all your heart. Dont back off. I dont care if the heaviness feels like the weight of a truck. Say to yourself, Oh well, I still believe Gods Word, and I DO have the SPIRIT OF POWER over ALL the power of the enemy. Because the enemy will surely test you to see if you really believe. I would say, have at it devil, the Word of God trumps you no matter how I feel, and I KNOW I have a Spirit of Power over you.
          If you let the Word of God REIGN in your thoughts, the Holy Spirit WILL manifest in power. Jesus said, the Words I speak to you are Spirit and they are LIFE. It happened to me when the enemy persisted against me. I began to quote 2 Timothy 1.7 over and over with all my heart three times. The third time I quoted it,,,that God has given me a Spirit of Power, the words coming out of my mouth actually turned into the Holy Spirit. I could feel power coming out of my mouth. They werent just words anymore. The Holy Spirit showed up, and the enemy fled as fast as lightning. I was in complete awe. Gods Word is so powerful and he wants you to believe what he says, and use it to destroy the evil one.

    1. Butch, I pray to Jesus Christ you are released from the grip of the enemy and the spirit of heaviness is taken from you. Surrender to Him and he will heal you. God bless you.

    2. The thing about depression is that no one can help you but yourself.
      I know because I was once there. You absolutely have to force yourself to get up, use your voice to worship the Lord, read the Bible, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, taking every thought captive, and recognizing whether it is building up or tearing down, build up your spirit man by praying in the spirit and resist the devil he must flee. You are in a battle and you’re not going to win by laying down to the enemy…. you must fight!!!! I’m free today because I did it and you can too!

    3. Butch, you don’t need a miracle, you need to obey the Word, the Bible. It says you are to Submit yourself to God, (allow Jesus to be the Lord and Master of your Life. Surrender your control). Then…you can resist the devil and he must flee (run away as if in terror) from you, Butch

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