Fight Depression

This verse caught my attention.

At the evening sacrifice I arose from my depression. (Ezra 9:5a, AMPC)

I take that to mean that sitting and moping about how depressed you are will not move you to a healing. It is the getting up and doing something besides feeling sorry for your self that is part of the cure.

Then Ezra fell to the ground in confession and prayer. If ever we needed prayer, it is now.

I fell on my knees and spread out my hands to the Lord my God, saying, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to you, my God, for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads and our guilt has mounted to the heavens. (Ezra 9:5b-6, AMPC)

Well then folks… Now don’t yell that I don’t understand depression. I have been there, suffered and faced the consequences.

However, we don’t need to wallow in it do we? Get up, do the dishes, make your bed, get a life.

Yes get a life, even now quarantined in your home; note the things that need doing…do them!.

The simple act of moving will give energy to your body and help clear your mind. At the very least you will be thinking of something else besides yourself.

Prayer- Lord you promise to help us but surely we can’t expect you to put us on our feet and do our dishes; now can we? Amen.

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