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November 11,2022


Have you seen it or experienced it? Oh yes, it is very real! But, know this, a good word can heal!

The last couple of years it’s been all around us so how do you recognize it, then help those with it to heal?

Depression can be from anxiety and so many other issues like:

  • Biological
  • Relational
  • Circumstantial
  • Spiritual attacks

Feelings and emotions are very real and need to be recognized and named. They help direct the healing. It is key to not act on emotions, but to work through them.

“…My soul continually remembers them and is bowed down within me.
But this I call to mind. Therefore I have hope.
It is because of the Lord’s loving kindness that we are not consumed. Because His
compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; Great and beyond measure is your faithfulness…”

2 Truths to remember when you are battling depression:

  1. Your emotions are actually valid… they are true but incomplete.
  2. Your situation feels hopeless… but it is not permanent.


Your situation feels hopeless, but with God there is always hope.

  • Pray that a good word will bring you hope. 
  • When you talk to someone that shares their feelings or even says they’re depressed embrace them.
  • Don’t judge them or make them believe it’s not Christian to have those feelings.
  • Help them find the help they need. Yes, things like diet, exercise, sharing with a friend, doing things they love to do will help, but also seeing a professional will too.

Caring for the Spirit and Soul is what Love N Grace’s teams of encouragers love to help with. Clients never pay for private sessions.

Call (231) 767-3403 to schedule a session of care.

A Prayer for Anyone Battling Depression

God, I’m feeling overwhelmed, numb, and discouraged. But I know that You are with me, even when life feels dark, confusing, and too much to bear. Today I cry out to You, asking for Your peace, Your joy, and Your love. Pull me out of this darkness, and help me feel more of Your presence. I trust You. You are good. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Credits to Life Church

Learn more about mental health and spirituality at https://finds.life.church/spirituality-and mental-health/