DEPRESSION IS SOMETHING THAT IS STARTING TO BECOME A COMMON THING AMONGST PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY
CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS. CAN IT BE THAT IT MIGHT NOT BE A PHYSICAL ILLNESS BUT, A SPIRITUAL ONE?
There are a lot of opinions when it comes to depression and what people think the Bible has to say about it. Some believe it is all in the mind and that you control it, while others believe it might be sin or unforgiveness.
Out of my own experience I can say that I don’t think it is just one thing that causes depression but, rather a few things. The first time I started getting really depressed was during my teenage years, peer pressure certainly played a big role but, as well as the high expectation I placed on myself.
I convinced myself that I wasn’t good enough and either turned to other people’s opinion of me or what the “world” sees as good enough. Eventually it just spun out of control and I turned to the one thing that gave me pleasure and just fitted my feelings…heavy metal music.
Now, I know what you are thinking, I’m saying that because of a certain type of music I got depressed. Nope, that is not what I’m trying to say, what I’m saying is that the music actually made it worse for me. It kept me in my bubble of depression, it convinced me that it was normal to feel like this.
Eventually my mood just wanted dark things around me because colour was just too loud for my “spirit”. I started watching movies that were either a horror or something about death and sadness. Again, all of these things just added to my depression. I got involved with like-minded people and it just got even more worse. I will never forget the first time I saw an actual demon, I was so terrified! It made me want to hurt myself just to get away from that image.
Now, one thing I can absolutely 100% testify on, is the fact that music, movies, people and even books can open doors that aren’t even supposed to feature in your life! We are giving the devil so much authority in our lives that he starts to become comfortable.
Recently we had to help close family do some “house cleaning” and the one morning I was busy brushing my teeth when I heard in my spirit that whatever thing is in their house is really comfortable. That “thing” has been there for decades. A few nights later we were all busy praying and something just upsetted it. We went upstairs to where we thought it was and asked the Holy Spirit to guide us. At certain places in the room I felt like I wanted to vomit that is how evil that thing was.
The world made all of these things acceptable by saying, it is just a movie, or song or even a painting. Do you think the devil will show his true face to you to invite him into your home? No! He will come looking very attractive and inviting, slowly but surely you will give him more and more legal grounds in your home, family, finances and health.
And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be [a]transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. – Romans 12:2 [AMP]
There is a reason the Bible tells us to not be conformed to this world, demons feed off of our emotions and thoughts, if a spirit of depression decides to attack you, it will start to give you ideas to make your depression worse. Like listening to sad music or watching a horror movie, all of these things give it more authority in your life.
My husband and I did some house cleaning ourselves about a year ago and let me tell you, our lives changed! Our house feels so much calmer. We don’t struggle with depression anymore, once in a blue moon we get a bit down but, we fight back. We stopped listening to commercial music as well and even some Christian music (not all Christian music is right).
When we listen to commercial music now, our spirits literally feel dirty and annoyed, to me that just confirms the fact that the devil uses worldly things to get to us.
We prayed for someone that went through really bad depression and mood swings and sure enough a demon manifested, once the demon was out it was like we were talking to a completely different person!
Sin, unforgiveness and anything that has to do with this world can add to an attack or a demonic possession. It might only start with a thought but eventually it will start to need something to feed off and it will start to manifest in your life. We need to be vigilant about the things we allow into our homes and lives.
There are a few things that can help you get out of depression like; staying in the Word, listening and watching positive things, surrounding yourself with people that can help you when you fall. Praying every time you start to feel depressed, sometimes it’s just an attack other times it can be a demon that took hold of you.
There are so many things you can do to get rid of depression but, the one thing that will always work is God! Nothing is impossible for God, the only thing that limits God is our faith. When you turn to God wholeheartedly He will give you the strength and equip you (His Word) to fight the enemy.
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you [setting you on a firm foundation] and will protect and guard you from the evil one.
– 2 Thessalonians 3:3 [AMP]
Surrender all you have to Him and He will renew your mind, spirit and body. Cleansing you of all things that aren’t of Him. Depression isn’t something you are born with; no illness or disease is from God.
We know [for a fact] that we are of God, and the whole world [around us] lies in the power of the evil one [opposing God and His precepts]. – 1 John 5:19 [AMP]
If you struggle with depression please reach out to someone, don’t keep it to yourself, you can email us at [email protected] to talk to us or just need prayer. – PDM