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Scriptures Against Depression


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web/)Depression is real, and if
you are ghting it you are not
alone. Depression seems to
have been the bane of many of
lifes great leaders. In the
Bible, Moses, Elijah, David, and Job all had to deal with it. In the secular world, Sir
Winston Churchill used to call depression his black dog, and Ernest Hemingway
referred to it as the artists reward.

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President Abraham Lincoln battled depression and suicide all his adult life. There
were times when for his own safety Lincoln would not allow himself to carry a
knife, for fear that he would hurt himself, or worse. Read about Lincoln turning to
the Bible to relieve his depression (//www.hopefaithprayer.com/lincoln-bible-
manage-depression/). Let the Scriptures help you just like they have helped so
many of us. Sometimes depression can be a purely spiritual thing, read this
Depression Is a Spirit It Must Be Fought with the Word of God
(//www.hopefaithprayer.com/depression-spirit-fought-word-god/).

Depression is the physical and emotional result of hopelessness the feeling of


hopelessness. We live in a world devoid of hope, and depression is the emotional
product of that reality. The only thing that will actually change ones life
suf ciently as to destroy the cause, mechanics, and effects of depression is Gods
hope and His word of hope. The answer is to get Gods hope back inside of you.

Hope will let you again see the future positive possibility of your life. Without
seeing it you will have no motivation or strength. The good Word of God, and the
good word of others to you, can change the outlook and condition or your heart.
Fight for Gods outlook with all you have. Fight it with the Word of God. (Also,
confess the scriptures on Hopelessness (../?page_id=1116).) Anyone who is
among the living has hope.

Gods hope encourages, motivates, and keeps you on the road to faith, peace, and
victory. And if you suffer from deep ongoing depression, seek out and get help.
And please read this Helping Others Is Gods Prescription for Depression
(//www.hopefaithprayer.com/hope/helping-others-gods-prescription-
depression/). Send me a comment, we love you and we want to help you. You are
important and you have value. You are not alone. With Gods help, you will climb
out of this hole.

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Anxiety in a mans heart weighs it down (depression), but a good word cheers
it up. Proverbs 12:25 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Prov%2012.25) Holman
Christian Standard Bible

These scriptures on depression will give you hope and will build your faith.
Confess and meditate on them to win the ght against depression. The key is not
losing Hope. Allow the hope of God to seep back into you. Remember, there is a
real Person (God) behind each and every one of these promises. He promised
them to you for a reason to help you.

Deuteronomy 31:8 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Deut%2031.8) The Lord


himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake
you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Deuteronomy 33:27 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Deut%2033.27) The eternal


God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

2 Samuel 22:17-22 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/2%20Sam%2022.17-22) He


sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters; (18) He delivered
me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too
strong for me. (19) They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord
was my stay. (20) He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me,
because he delighted in me. (21) The Lord rewarded me according to my
righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
(22) For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from
my God.

2 Samuel 22:29 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/2%20Sam%2022.29) You are my


lamp O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light.

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Ecclesiastes 9:4 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Eccles%209.4) Anyone who is


among the living has hope.

Psalms 9:9 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Ps%209.9) The Lord is a refuge for the


oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 27:14 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Ps%2027.14) Wait on the LORD: be


of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 31:22 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Ps%2031.22),24 (http://biblia.com


/bible/esv/Psalm%2031.24) You heard my cry for mercy when I called to you
for help Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

Psalm 34:18 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Ps%2034.18), 19 (http://biblia.com


/bible/esv/Psalm%2034.19) The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves
those who are crushed in spirit. (19) A righteous man may have many troubles,
but the Lord delivers him from them all.

Psalm 37:23-24 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Ps%2037.23-24) If the Lord


delights in a mans way, he makes his steps rm; though he stumbles, he will not
fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

Psalm 43:5 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Ps%2043.5) Why are you downcast, O


my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God.

Psalm 55:22 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Ps%2055.22) Cast your cares on the


Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.

Psalm 62:5 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Ps%2062.5) Find rest, O my soul, in

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God alone; my hope comes from him.

Psalm 126:5 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Ps%20126.5) Those who sow in tears


will reap with songs of joy.

Psalm 143:7-8 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Ps%20143.7-8) Answer me quickly,


O Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who
go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I
have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you Ill lift up my
soul.

Psalm 147:3 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Ps%20147.3) He heals the


brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 145:14 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Ps%20145.14) The LORD upholds


all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.

Proverbs 12:25 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Prov%2012.25) Anxiety in a mans


heart weighs it down (depression), but a good word cheers it up.

Isaiah 26:3-4 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Isa%2026.3-4), Thou wilt keep him in


perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusts in Thee. Trust ye
in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength. (Perfect
means complete. If I keep my part of the promise by staying steadfastly focused
on the Lord Jesus Christ, He will keep His promise to give me His perfect peace.
See also Philippians 4:6-7 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Phil%204.6-7) below)

Isaiah 35:10 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Isa%2035.10) And the ransomed of


the Lord will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown
their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will ee
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away

Isaiah 40:31 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Isa%2040.31), But they that wait upon


the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 53:4 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Isa%2053.4) Surely he took up our


sicknesses and carried our sorrows.

Mark 9:23 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Mark%209.23) Everything is possible


for him who believes.

Romans 4:18-22 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Rom%204.18-22) Who against


hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations,
according to that which was spoken, so shall they seed be. (19) And being not
weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an
hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarahs womb: (20) He staggered
not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory
to God. (21) And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able
to perform. (22) And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

Romans 15:13 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Rom%2015.13) May the God of


hope ll you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may over ow
with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

II Corinthians 7:6-7 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/2%20Cor%207.6-7)


Nevertheless God, that comforts, those that are depressed, comforted us by the
coming of Titus; (7) And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith
he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning,
your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
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Philippians 4:6-7 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Phil%204.6-7) Be anxious for


nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your
requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all
comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

James 4:8 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/James%204.8) Come near to God and he


will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you
double-minded.

James 4:10 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/James%204.10) Humble yourselves


before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

2 Peter 2:9 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/2%20Pet%202.9) The Lord knows how


to rescue godly men from trials.

1 Peter 4:12 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/1%20Pet%204.12) Dear Friends, do


not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something
strange were happening to you.

1 Peter 4:13 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/1%20Pet%204.13) But rejoice that


you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his
glory is revealed

1 Peter 5:7 (http://biblia.com/bible/esv/1%20Pet%205.7) Cast all your anxiety


on him because he cares for you.

Read how Lincoln Turned to the Bible to Manage His Depression


(//www.hopefaithprayer.com/lincoln-bible-manage-depression/) and other
articles: Scriptures Against Hopelessness (//www.hopefaithprayer.com
/?page_id=1116) Scriptures Against Worry (../?page_id=616) New Testament
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Scriptures on Faith & Believing (../?page_id=2663) Do Gods Promises Cover


What You Want? (../?page_id=2580)

Related posts:

1. Scriptures Against Hopelessness (https://www.hopefaithprayer.com


/scriptures/against-hopelessness/)
2. Lincoln Turned to the Bible to Manage His Depression
(https://www.hopefaithprayer.com/lincoln-bible-manage-depression/)
3. Scriptures Against Suicide (https://www.hopefaithprayer.com/scriptures
/scriptures-against-suicide/)
4. Scriptures On Peace (https://www.hopefaithprayer.com/scriptures
/scriptures-on-peace/)

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Lily
The love you desire to feel from others must rst be felt within toward
yourself and prayer can help you .you are special and a gift from above . Never
forget that

Depression tries to steal your joy . We wont let it in Jesus name amen

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Rachel
Ive been depressed since I was a teen. Im now 34 and still feel lost,empty and

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anxious. Ive been out on medication which Im reluctant to take in case I


become dependant. I want to die,but just cant bring myself to take my own life.
Ive had a series of abusive relationships in which I ended up making big
mistakes I regret every second of each day. I sleep all day,cant eat or bath
unless I have to go to work. I am lonely too,and its not helping. I just need
peace with my poor choices and relationships I hopped in and out of trying to
ll the void. Ive never been loved the way I hope to and wonder if Ive soul ties
or under curses?
Prayers please.
Thanks

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