By DIGC18 October 2020
When you are downcast, don’t remain there; fight depression and keep going.
SCRIPTURE: Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. Psalm 42:5
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When you are downcast, don’t remain there; fight depression and keep going.
Yesterday, we saw what depression did to Elijah. We saw how he was running away from what he was anointed to slay, all because of depression. Indeed, depression is a deadly enemy of destiny.
Now, apart from Elijah, Jeremiah also suffered depression. In Jeremiah 9:2, he said, Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
David was also depressed when Saul pursued him from one place to another. David, in Psalm 42:5, said, Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
So, there were times when David, the psalmist of Israel, was downcast but he did not remain there. He fought depression. The point is, when you are downcast, don’t remain there; fight depression and keep going.
Beloved, I see you defeating depression. I take authority over the spirit of depression in your life. I curse the spirit of depression and discouragement out of your life. Today is the end of that plague over your life forever in Jesus’ Name.
Remember this: when you are downcast, don’t remain there; fight depression and keep going.
- When you are downcast, refuse to be cast down. Fight depression off your life.
- Reject every negative thought that will fuel depression.
- Make the choice for joy always.
PRAYER: O Lord, I receive the grace to be optimistic always. I refuse to be depressed by the situations of life. Thank You for what You have done for me, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEADLY ENEMIES OF DESTINY (PART 2).
QUOTE: To rejoice is better than to be depressed. Joy is more profitable than sorrow. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Mark 8-10
AMAZING FACT: The male seahorse goes through pregnancy and gives birth to babies. They are the only animal on earth where the male carries the baby rather than the female. The male seahorse has a pouch on its stomach in which to carry babies—as many as 2,000 at a time.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: I decree the release of the garment of praise upon your life in this season in Jesus’ Name.