Ready to Win Your Battle
Against Christian Depression?
you are a Christian in search of healing for depression, I can
I've seen the therapists and psychiatrists. I've
filled the prescriptions, and felt their terrible side effects. And
I've felt the overwhelming shame of being a Christian battling with
I know what you are going through.
You are not the only child of God to feel as if the very center of your
being was under a vicious attack.
In fact, King David sang out to the Lord, "Day and night I
have only tears for
food, while my enemies continually taunt me, saying, 'Where is this God
'" (Psalm 42:3 NLT).
I can relate to David. I've heard my enemy Satan
whisper the same question in the depths of my darkest nights - Where is
your God now? In our online Bible class, Who's Controlling Your Thoughts,
I call those little whispers Lies
of Destruction- Sly thoughts planted in your mind by the
enemy that play on our deepest pains and our worst fears.
In the midst of the pain that you are going through, you've
probably heard the same whispers yourself.
Well, today, I am here to answer that question for you. - Your God is
right there with
Your Heavenly Father has made you a promise.
...For He, God Himself,
I will not in any way
nor give you up
nor leave you without
I will not, I
I will not in any degree
leave you helpless
nor forsake nor let you
down - relax My hold on you!
(AMP-punctuation altered for readability)
Regardless of how you feel right now, I want to reassure you that your
Father has in no way abandoned you. He is with you,
and has freely given you all of the weapons that you will need to win
battle that you are fighting right now.
This Christian Depression
Bible study is here to help you
discover the truth about Christian depression, and the only effective
way to truly arise victorious in this all-out battle for your life.
So what is the truth about Christian Depression?
- Depression is under the curse
laid out in Deuteronomy 28.
- Jesus went to the cross to free
you of that curse.
- That means that, if you are a Christian battling
depression, it has no right to you - That
a spiritual battle!
Depression is under the Curse
28, God spoke with the Israelites about the covenant that He was
creating with them.
God laid out the blessings that they would receive if they followed His
commandments, and the curses that would come upon them if the did not.
Part of the
curse was sickness and disease. It was promised
that they would be afflicted "with all the diseases of Egypt
that you (they) feared so much, and you (they) will have no
One of those diseases that were under this curse was
but the Lord will give you there a trembling heart,
eyes [from disappointment of hope],
fainting of mind, and languishing
Your life shall hang in doubt
day and night you shall be worried,
and have no assurance of your life.
the morning you shall say,
Would that it were evening!
and at evening
you shall say,
Would that it were morning!--
because of the anxiety and
dread of your [minds and] hearts...
-Deuteronomy 28:65-68 (AMP)
Doesn't that sound like a perfect description of depression?
Jesus has redeemed you from the curse.
We have established that depression is under the curse. But
that exempt you as a Christian from being afflicted with it?
Why are you not subject to the same curses that God laid out
for the Israelites?
But Christ has rescued us from
the curse pronounced by the law.
was hung on the cross,
He took upon himself the curse for our
- Galatians 3:13 (NLT)
Remember earlier when I said that God has given you all of the tools
that you will need to wage war on depression and win? That is
because He has given you Jesus!
Jesus redeemed you from the curse. That means that depression is
not something that God has
cooked up to make you more humble, or to teach you something.
And, even more, because of Jesus, depression has absolutely no right
Jesus purchased you
with His blood. Every part of you is holy
ground, including your mind. And it is time for you to
that mental territory for the Lord!
Christian Depression Truth
Christian depression is a spiritual battle.
So, we have ruled out the
idea that God is the one who has plagued you with depression.
But, if God is not putting this curse on you, then who is?
Your enemy, Satan.
The thief comes
only in order to steal and kill and
I came that they may have and enjoy
and have it in abundance
(to the full, till it
Jesus says that He has come so that you can have an abundant life.
Satan's goal is to steal that life away from you.
But, depression itself does not technically kill you.
So, why would Satan want you depressed?
Just because you are not dead does not mean that you are truly alive.
If you are battling with Christian depression, Satan is
attacking your life by robbing you of your joy.
... be not grieved and depressed,
for the joy of the Lord
is your strength and stronghold.
Satan knows that if he can
steal your joy,
he can steal your destiny.
If you don't wage a holy war on depression, whatever spiritual gifts
locked up inside of you will stay there forever. Your
children will be robbed of the childhood they were meant to have.
The people you are
destined to touch will remain un-helped. The ministry you
supposed to lead will never come to fruition...
exactly why Satan is fighting so hard to keep you bound by this mental
stronghold. But that's also why your Father in
Heaven has given you ALL the weapons you'll need to break free from it!
Where do you find these weapons? In His WORD!
know what it is to feel like you're losing the battle for you mind.
I faught for many years without victory for one reason - I was
trying to fight on my own.
But God showed me, through His Word, my battleplan for
That is the exact same battle plan that I lay out for you in
class on renewing your mind. It
takes you step by step through identifying the mental strongholds the
enemy is using to keep you in bondage, and then systematically taring
them down one-by-one.
If Satan can keep you in bondage to Christian Depression, he knows that
you are one less threat
to his kingdom. But He whom the Son sets free, is free INDEED!
I would love to personally take you on a special journey throgh God's
promises. A journey where you discover
God's gameplan for renewing your mind and freeing you from strongholds
like Christian depression, anxiety and fear. Then, finally,
you will be able to "let this mind be in you that was alwo in Christ
Depression Bible Study:
Waging War Against
- During your war on Christian depression, have you
ever wondered where God was? Why or why not?
- What does it mean to you to know that depression is
under the curse, and that you are redeemed from it?
- What does the scripture "the joy of the Lord is your
strength" (Nehemiah 8:10) mean to you?