1. Know the symptoms
If you know what to look for it’s easier to:
- Catch it before you slip all the way in
- Call it out and deal with it
Feelings of guilt, hopelessness
Loss of interest in things you used to like
Fatigue/lack of energy
Sleeping and eating patterns change
Thoughts of suicide or attempts
Let someone know how you’re feeling. (Don’t know who to talk to, pray for God to bring someone in your path who can help you…he will) If you don’t know the cause that’s ok! If you don’t know how to fix it that’s okay too! Just talk about what you’re feeling and see if you can brainstorm practical ways to get back to an equilibrium! Whatever you do…don’t remain silent!
3. Don’t be afraid of therapy!
Even as a licensed therapist I have a therapist and it’s one of the best gifts I could ever give myself. Everyone needs a place they can release the tensions of everyday life especially when it gets overwhelming. Sometimes you just need that space with someone who desires to see you better without judgment or bias.
If you are feeling that you are slipping and don’t know how to pull yourself back I may have something for you! For one week only, if you are feeling depressed, I am offering 1 free consult and 1 free session to the 1st five people to sign up. There is no commitment
You can also look on Psychology Today and find a therapist or psychologist near you!
4. Abide in God’s love
John 15:10-11 NKJV
10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
When we rest in God’s love we become increasingly aware of his presence, which promotes peace, hope, strength, and joy! These are total opposites of torment, hopelessness, lethargy, weakness, sorrow, and despair that depression produces.
Have you ever been so enamored, so in love, so caught up in someone that they’re all you think, talk, sing about…all you crave and desire to be around? You get so wrapped up in them that nothing else matters. Everything can royally suck but they just make it better!? The feeling can be amazing but what happens when that person messes up or leaves…exactly! We need something more lasting…something that is unchanging! We can find that in the vine…Jesus Christ!
The same feelings I just mentioned is what happens when we abide in God’s love. I believe it takes practice and persistence to learn how to abide there but it is very possible!
You can start by:
- Reading his word and seeing what he says about his love for you.
- Connect with people that are on this Christian journey for real and allow their testimonies to draw you closer to God and free you from those things that are causing you pain.
- Pray…there really is power in prayer but our unbelief really holds things up sometimes. Believe in what you pray and watch things shift
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