As someone who has been through severe depression, I know how hard the battle is to see past those negative thoughts the devil tries to feed us as truth. There was a point where walking through a dark tunnel seemed like all life had in store for me. But really, I had unpacked my bags there and decided that’s where I was meant to be. Besides, walking through the tunnel to see if there really was a light at the end seemed like too much work. I was content with just dying in that darkness. But when I gave my life to Christ, He showed me that I didn’t have to stay there. In fact, I could not stay there! So, I packed the important stuff and started my journey through the tunnel with Jesus Christ as my flashlight.
Negative thoughts were something that I had to constantly fight off as I started to overcome my depression. Romans 12:2 (NLT) says “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect”. I still struggle every now and then, but now I have a toolbox of scriptures I can counter my negative thoughts with. So even when I feel a little depressed or sad, I still know the truth God has told me about my situation and can work to dismiss the lies the devil wants to make me believe.
Do you have any thoughts that you’re trying to overcome? Or scriptures that help you in difficult times? Do you have anything you want to hear me talk about in the future? Share them down in the comments!