FRUITS OF LIFE Daily Devotional by Pastor Kingsley Oyakhilome.
Wednesday, 17th March 2021.
Topic: Overcoming the spell of depression.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 30:6
And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.
One of the weapons the devil uses to attack the hearts and minds of people, particularly children of God, is depression.
Depression is a chronic state of despair, discouragement, hopelessness and helplessness.
Depression is not of God, it is an evil force in the hands of the devil which he uses to destroy many lives. You will not be a victim in Jesus name.
The evil spirit of depression is a close associate of the spirit of death, actually they work together.
Depression will tell you, you are no good, it will tell you that you are a failure, it will convince you that you have no reason to live anymore. Depression will tell you to give up and even in many cases to take your life. You will never be a victim in Jesus name.
The spirit of depression works through some channels. Firstly, it works through certain events of life like failure, joblessness, health condition, betrayal, attack and even frustration. Secondly, it could be by the spoken word. People say things to you that attempt to kill your spirit, to break you, to make you feel less human and a failure in life.
No matter the situation, don't give in to depression. Truth is that if you give in to depression you can lose your joy, happiness, focus and even your life. You will not be a victim in Jesus name.
It takes strength, I mean supernatural energy to fight and overcome depression each time it rear up it's ugly head against you.
Our anchor scripture today is about David who was caught in a situation of distress and discouragement. He was faced with depression because of the event that happened to him and his followers. Their enemies came and took their families and properties away. They equally burnt down their residence. His followers were so discouraged that they thought of stoning him.
But, the Bible says that David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. And God gave him Victory.
Depression drains energy both spiritual and physical. It takes strength to overcome depression. David showed us how to draw strength to beat depression. It is in the Lord our God.
The word of God is food for strength against depression. When you meditate on the word God will give you the right perspective of life and the things around you, He will impact you with strength to shake yourself from the dust of depression and keep moving to your destination by His word. Make a decision not to give in to depression and the word of God will give you strength to win the battle. This is the reason why you must feed on God's word everyday in other to grow in strength and stamina for Victory over discouragement and depression.
Thought for the day: the word of God is food for strength against depression.
Prayer: Father, b loly the power of the Holy Spirit, I release myself from any form of discouragement and depression now in Jesus name.
Confession: I am walking in victory over the forces of discouragement and depression. Hallelujah!
Prophet's blessing: Today I break any form of depression and discouragement off your life forever in Jesus mighty name.
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Please share this message with your loved ones and friends. The Lord bless you.
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