DEPRESSION is like a warm bed on a cold, winter’s day; the longer you stay in it, the harder it is to get out. You can’t treat depression like a storm cloud, where you just wait for it to pass by. Depression feeds on passivity and inactivity. Defeating depression requires a three-prong attack. You have to Physically get your body moving, to increase blood flow and release endorphins. You have to identify, and process through, your emotional pain, usually requiring you to verbalize (share) your burdens with another human being. And lastly, you have to pray against the enemy, who uses depression to try and steal your joy. As Jeremy Camp says, “If you want victory, you have to run to the battle” (Psalm 34:17-18).
Psalms 34:17-18 ESV: When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.