I am not a doctor, but I have a prescription for you:
If you are battling depression, turn on worship music every day. Lift your hands in worship or quietly bask in the peace that flows from His presence. For the very brave of heart, join with David and dance before the Lord! Set aside 5-10 minutes daily and spend it listening to the hymns and songs of faith.
Some sicknesses of the soul, require more than one healing medication, so also try this: open your Bible and read a passage of Scripture. The words of the Psalmist will roll over your soul and demonstrate their healing power.
Making the simple decision to read your Bible every day is one of the most strategic choices toward joy that you will ever make. The Bible is infinitely more powerful than any other human answer for emotional ailments.
We don’t primarily read the Bible for information but for transformation! What your mind is unable to understand, your spirit will absorb!
My prayer for you today is that you will declare with the prophet, Jeremiah, “Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart!”
The third healing balm for a depressed soul is to spend time praying for someone else. Keep a prayer journal and write down other people’s requests. When you pray for someone else, the blessings will come rebounding back upon your life.
List three more things for which you are grateful! Don’t forget to share them through Twitter or on Facebook followed by, “#beatdepression!”
I declare that when I read the Bible it heals the broken places in me and that depression will flee. Joy comes into my life by the power of the Bible.
“Lord Jesus, I love You so much. I thank You for the Bible. Thank You that the Bible does a miracle in me. Thank You for the abundant life that is laid out for me in the Bible. Thank You that Your words bring joy to my life. Amen.”
See author, Carol McClouds personal testimony of being delivered from depression: