It’s really hush hush when it comes to believers talking about depression and anxiety! I think it’s time to set it straight and let the secret out. Why is it time? It’s time because the devil operates in secrets, lies, and hush hush conversations. We spend most of our lives building images that are falsely represented by our ability to cover up what is truly going on internally. We smile, we laugh, and we brag in the public’s eye. We brag that we are blessed! Indeed we are; but if someone went home with us or could take a microscope and glanced deeper behind the mask, we would find many that we talk with, worship with, and even minister with are dealing with something that is so real.
Being once a victim; but now a victor, I want to set the record straight to those who are dealing with the realities of depression and anxiety! It is a trick of the enemy and as long as you keep it a hidden secret between the devil and yourself he has the upperhand. James 5:16 says, Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. Beloved, if you are drowning, and overtaken do not sit and think the devil is going to give up on his attack. He is not! He is doing his job and he knows how to do it well. Our job is to believe in God’s word, confess it out loud, pray with others, and watch God work! I love Romans 8. In this chapter, we’re reminded that if God be for us, nothing can be against us. We are more than conquerors. Do not let the enemy lie to you! Christ has already won this battle. John 16:33 says, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” At all times, guard your heart and your mind by who you surround yourself with! Find you a prayer partner! Find you someone that will pour life into you! Lastly, take refuge in the Word of God! Remind God of His Word. Isaiah 55:11 tells us this, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me void.
Thank you Father that you have exposed the enemy! The spirits of the depression and anxiety must depart your people. They are old tricks of the enemy and you have given us power and victory over them both. Lord, I stand in the gap for my family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors that may be secretly dealing with these evils. No more shall depression rest in our minds. Heal every organ that has been affected by this demon. I call everything into complete order, the mind, the body, and the soul. Thank you that we can return to the place in which you intended for us to be, perfect peace. You are a healer and a deliver and I trust that you hear this prayer today! In Jesus Name! Amen.
Counting it All Joy,