Depression is a topic rarely touched upon in our culture until its often too late.
Depression is also a topic not often brought up in our church circles, however this
doesn’t mean that many are not struggling with this in one form or another.
I personally have struggled with post partum depression to one degree or another after each
of my children’s births.
Our God is aware of all that we go through and HE is the answer to our
Ecclesiastes 12, AMP is titled Remember God in Your Youth. Ecclesiastes 12:1-2 AMP
says, “Remember [thoughtfully] also your Creator in the days of your youth [for you are not
your own, but His], before the evil days come or the years draw near when you will say [of
physical pleasures], “I have no enjoyment and delight in them”; 2 before the sun and the light,
and the moon and the stars are darkened [by impaired vision], and the clouds [of depression]
return after the rain [of tears];
These particular versus connect the dots in a very real way.
To remember God in our youth it is best to be given HIS word at an early age →
Having a foundation in Christ will prepare us for the time when evil will strike our lives→
The clouds of depression will attempt to block out your identity and purpose in Christ
Isaiah 60:1 AMP says, “Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the
glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come, And the glory and brilliance of the
Lord has risen upon you.”
Depression only seeks to dim the light of God in our lives. By seeking the Word of God,
a spiritual companion, and professional medical guidance we are able to stand back on
the foundation the Lord has given us. If I could make it anymore simple, I urge you to
- Read the scriptures for yourself and teach them to your children
- Share your troubles with a trusted believer that can join you in prayer
- Seek professional medical guidance
- Remember that you are not alone. And that every test births a testimony