Matters of the Mind

Depression is a serious and common mental health condition. It impacts one's thoughts, feelings, ability to perform daily activities and interactions with others. Symptoms of depression are experienced differently from person to person. Some symptoms of depression include: persistent sad, anxious or "empty" mood; irritability; feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and worthlessness; thoughts of death and suicide or suicidal attempts; changes in weight and appetite. Depression can cause disability and death, if left untreated. 

Mental illness is not a new disease. Mental illness is referenced in the Bible—which was written centuries ago! The Bible alludes to mental illness being a form of spiritual warfare and bondage. 

"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rules of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."

(Ephesians 6:12)

Living with depression and other conditions that impact the mind is a battle in one's mind. While the battle cannot be seen, wrestling is occurring. How then can one effectively fight an unseen battle with tangible weapons? He/she can't. Depression and suicide are forms of demonic spirits. Yes, Satan and demons are real. John 10:10 reminds us that the thief [Satan] comes to steal, to kill and to destroy; however, Christ came that we may have life and that we may have it more abundantly. Belief in Jesus as Lord and Savior avails to the us mighty spiritual weapons!

 

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of [spiritual] strong holds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ

(2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

 Through Christ, we have power to pull down every demonic stronghold in our lives and walk authoritatively in the peace, freedom and abundance He gave His life to give us. In all things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us (Romans 8:37)!

This, is why

He is at the forefront of my [he]alth and [he]aling.

Who or what is at the forefront of yours? 

"Come unto me all you that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest"

(Matthew 11:28)

 

Disclaimer: the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the author.  They are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a mental illness. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.