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Drugs used for Depression
person in euphoria or cause a strong sleep (like Valium for example). The avoidance of dealing Medically speaking, depression is defined as According to doctors and medical researchers, with the root problems or just not thinking about being sad, worrying, or losing hope, feeling empty the drugs used in the treatment of depression and pessimistic, feelings of guilty, personally only work in 35% to 40% of patients, and SOLUTION! Depression is caused by problems feeling you have no worth or dignity, being under according to some studies, this number can be as that the person has to understand and correctly a mental stress or fatigue, an inability to function low as 30%, and almost all these drugs (Prozac, deal with. But many problems in your life are normally, or being irritable and unstable. Nothing Paxil, Zoloft, etc) have dangerous side effects simple situations which are not caused by errors suits you, and you simply cannot be happy with (suicide, violence, psychosis, bleeding, and brain in your character (for example like the problems life. It is being discouraged. Depression always Job had), but are just what God has decided in begins in the mind, and then if it is not treated successful in helping the depressed, 80% of divine providence you should bear. For example with success, it has a tendency to manifest itself these patients will have the same ailment in the Hannah in 1Sam 1:10-18, had a problem with not
with physical effects in the body which grow more near future. Even in cases when they appear to getting pregnant. She carried her problem to the serious with time, and finally it affects the soul. function, there is not much difference between Lord in prayer. David had a situation where the their effects and placebos (sugar pills given to Depression is a powerful weapon in the arsenal people he governed wanted to kill him, and 1Sa
patients who think it is real medicine). Depression of Satan to attack the soul of every human being, 30:6 says “David was greatly distressed… but
has its roots in the spiritual, and the remedies in other words, it is first and foremost a
David encouraged himself in the LORD.” The which make it hard for people to even think, or spiritual problem. Satan opposes God, and he
secret of getting out of depression and winning just make them extremely sleepy is not going to advises us to leave God, and to find another over the problems that caused it, is in our God, to solve any of their real problems, just cause more “better” road. But when we take this other road, pay careful attention to Him, and trust in Him. we get lost, and find ourselves in endless God gives you work to do in relation to your problems and conflicts, condemned and suffering The Peace of God
problems, and equally He gives you promises in for our own stupidity. Satan then returns to which you must trust and obey, and then be John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give
accuse God of having abandoned us in our time content with what God decides and gives as an unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let
of need, saying God does not exist, or if He does not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
exist, He doesn’t want us or care about us, or Steps for Winning over Depression
If we accept that depression is a spiritual Depression is simply the lack of realizing how
problem, then it will never be healed with drugs
An Intense Spiritual Relationship with God – If
much God really does love us. It is a spiritual
but only with the Word of God which is trusted
depression is caused from lack of communion state that affects everybody at some time, and and well applied to your life, because it is
and fellowship with God, then the solution is the depression is always a very short step away from actually a spiritual sickness, a problem of the
just opposite, to seek God intensely and to daily soul. Because of this, doctors cannot even study
live with God. Never allow a day God is not in the it well, neither can they understand it; much less center of everything in your life, where you Depression is when we pay attention to Satan, can they treat it. It is of the soul, not of the body. depend and confide in God, (we say, he “has faith Many of their suggestions will be almost exactly in God”), and God takes care of you (always if we convinced that God no longer loves us, or has what spiritual advice a good pastor would interest in us. But all of this ignores how God Psa 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he
functions. God leaves us in desperate situations depression to enter our lives is the lack of shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the because we have left God out of our lives, and spiritual interest and obedience. Truthfully, the God never really leaves us, but we always are the human solution to depression is simply to leave Psa 31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from
ones who do the leaving (of God). Desperation our problems and worries in the hands of the Lord before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the
and depression should call us back to the fact we (1Pet 5:7), and do not carry that burden
voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee. are leaving God out of our daily lives, and then ourselves. People with depression typically take 24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen
we should redouble our efforts to seek God, and drugs and alcohol, or if they go to doctors, the your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
doctors prescribe strong drugs that put that Psa 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but
the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
Heb 13:5 be content with such things as ye have:
living. 14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and
for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor
he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the forsake thee.
LORD. We should not lose hope in the help of God. Now we know that God loves us a lot (John
Prayer to God – Without asking help from God, we will
3:16), and that God cares for us 1Pet 5:7 (just as
never receive of His help. Prayer gives us spiritual He has promised us), but this is not without some strength and peace (quietness and tranquility). conditions. First, this security is only for those Psa 138:3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me,
who have their faith in Jesus Christ as their and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
personal Saviour. Moreover we must be walking Isa 30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of
and the child of God
in the Spirit and not in the flesh. We must seek Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in How to fight against depression
the will of God (through Bible study, meditation on quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and the Word, and attending a good church that By David Cox
explains the Scriptures). We must do our part. Within salvation, there is “peace” that is a type of [P15] v1 2008 www.davidcox.com.mx/tracts
rest and refraining from worrying about our This tract can be freely reproduced for non-profit use.
Service to Others – 2Co 8:4 Praying us … (to) take
problems, trusting that God will take care of you. upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. Take Control of our Thoughts. This is refusing
Part of the problem with depression is an to think in things that cause you to be depressed. introspection (always thinking about one’s own We should add that music has an especially self, and never seeing the needs of others). We should “lose ourselves” in service to God and to strong effect upon the soul, and worldly music,
the saints. God wants us to focus on service and like Rock, will in itself cause spiritual problems
being a blessing to others rather than constantly and depression. Hymns and spiritual songs, on
focusing on our own lives. God has commanded the other hand, give us peace and tranquility, us to do this, but many simply don’t see it as helping us to trust more in our God. Get out a hymnal and sing hymns when you are depressed. It is an excellent remedy. The Word of God – The best remedy comes
from saturating oneself in the Word of God.
Praises and Worship of God. Part of the
spiritual condition of depression is the feeling (just
Psa 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy
a feeling because it is not true) that God is not word hath quickened me.
interested in us. Make a notebook and write We should “rest” from worries and cares about everything you can think of that God does for you our daily lives and problems. We should do what every day in your daily devotions. Take it out and God commands us to do, and then leave them in read it when you are depressed and it will work better than any drug. To be reminded of God’s Psa 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he
profound love of us is what fights strongest shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by
against depression. A good church will help in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your this aspect by dedicating part of their services for requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace
Depression is probably one of the worst problems praises and thanksgiving, where the brethren will of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep
of mental health in our day. Scientists say that share God’s goodness towards us. Hearing this your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
everybody will at some time be affected by Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose
will reinforce also God’s love to you. Worship is depression directly or by someone close to them. mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in
reflecting on God’s good character towards us. Approximately 15% of the general population will thee.
Praise is publicly identifying God’s hand in your have a strong problem with depression needing life in an individual way. Never take lightly the
Hope. Psa 27:13
medicine and treatment, and 80% of these people I had fainted, unless I had believed importance of these elements in your spiritual
to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the life. They protect you from spiritual depression.
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