The Cure for Depression

One of the biggest problems facing humanity is depression. When depression set in, inertia comes to play. Inertia is a period of lack of activity. Meaning that people facing depression lose interest in what they used to do enjoyably. Behind depression, there is a spirit of heaviness. How can you overcome the Spirit of heaviness?

Depression is a stealer of joy. The thief (the devil) comes to steal, kill and destroy. If you are not depressed, you cannot be oppressed. It’s a wicked strategy to first depress people to oppress them.

The cure for depression is praise. There are no frustrated praise warriors – there are frustrated prayer warriors.

There is divine visitation in praise. Abraham was giving God glory when God visited Sarah. I do not know what is believing in God for, probably you have waited for a long without any result. You’ve prayed and been to several mountains and yet there is nothing to show for it. It’s time to change your approach by adding praise to your efforts.

“He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,”  (Romans.4:20).

Hannah fretted and worried. She blamed God. She blamed her husband but nothing happened. But when she stopped weeping and changed her sad countenance to joy. The miraculous exploded. If you think that your weeping will move God, that is another lie from the pit of hell. God is only moved by your faith. When Jesus cried, nothing happened (there was no miracle). For all those who came to Jesus with a cry, the first thing He did was to comfort them. Then followed a miracle.

Praising God in the midst of a hopeless situation is a sign of strong faith. Paul and Silas demonstrated strong faith by recourse to praise in the prison and God showed up (See Acts.16:25-34).

Multiplication is a product of appreciation. Nothing dies in the hands of a praise warrior (whether business or career). Praise expands people. The reason many people are small in life is a lack of praise (See Jeremiah.30:19).

“Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.”

“Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.” – Psalm.67:5-6

I will leave you with this scripture:

Awake, awake, Zion, clothe yourself with strength! Put on your garments of splendor, Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again.

Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, Daughter Zion, now a captive.

For this is what the LORD says: “You were sold for nothing, and without money, you will be redeemed.Isaiah.52:1-3

Winning the War Against Worry

In this post, you will learn how to win the war against unproductive living which I called worry. How Can You Win the War Against Worry?

(1). By Engaging in Active Praise & Thanksgiving As a Lifestyle

Probably, you’ve sown seeds, you’ve paid tithes and offerings; prayed for the lost, and reached out to them, but you are yet to experience open rewards, it’s time to water your seed with praise and Thanksgiving.

The reason why most of your seeds have failed to yield returns is because of your complains. Nothing kills seeds faster than grumblings and murmurings. While complains complicate matters, murmuring messes up situation.

When you turn all your bitterness and hatred to praise and thanksgiving, the miraculous will flow more in your life. Praise brings about to increase, fosters multiplication, brings down God’s presence, and adds a seal of favor over your life.

If you are not depressed, you cannot be oppressed. The devil depresses people first before he oppressed them. Don’t be a victim.

Stop worries. At Shiloh, Hannah worried, fretted, and blamed her husband, blamed God, but nothing happened. But when she turned her bitterness into thanksgiving, God stepped into her affairs. You can’t move God by worries, but by faith. Faith is praised amid hopeless situations. When Paul and Silas recoursed to praise and thanksgiving in the prison, God stepped in. If you need divine intervention on any issue of concern, adds praise to your efforts. When you pray, you seek God but when you praise God, you see God. Praise is where God lives. “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel” – Psalm.22:3.

(2). By Discovering Your Assignment

The most unproductive activity on earth is worry – it steals time and joy. That’s why the Bible says, “Therefore do not worry, saying (worry is expressed by what you say), ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ – Mathew.6:31. God knows that you need all these things but He wants you to focus on your assignment (to God, your assignment is more important than your needs). If God could decorate the lilies which is a plant, He will decorate and add colors to your life. But even lilies have a purpose to fulfill. It was decorated so that it can attract insects. Everything that God created has a purpose, including you. Therefore, God wants you to discover and focus on your assignment and every other thing will run after you.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto youMathew.6:33.

No weeping is permitted beyond a night, your present situation is only temporary, don’t make a permanent decision in it. Whatever has a beginning will surely come to an end.

“For surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off” Proverbs.28:18.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” – Jeremiah.29:11.

“For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end, it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry” – Habakkuk.2:3.

There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

Available Books on Amazon:

It Begins With Faith: Your Journey to Greatness Begins with Faith;

Praise Warriors: Understanding the Wonders of A Praise Lifestyle;

Escape Economic Holocaust.

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It Begins With Faith: Your Journey to Greatness Begins With Faith;

Praise Warriors: Understanding the Wonders of A Praise Lifestyle;

Escape Economic Holocaust

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