Living without hope of change or living apart from the presence of God is a never ending nightmare. Truly, it can be likened to death row where the phrase “Dead Man Walking” rings true.
This kind of depression is clinical; prayer and meditation on God’s Word are the only tools from whence deliverance comes. All else is a bandaid covering a deep and festering sore. Medicine, therapy, and exercise can contain this potential life destroyer but only God can heal a broken heart.
There is a solution to depression and it is found in developing a relationship with Jesus Christ. “For there is one Mediator between God and man, the man Jesus Christ.” If you’re suffering from depression imitate the writer of Psalm 88 and cry out to God for salvation.
“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved” (Psalm 62:1)
Stress has been linked to strokes, heart failure, and other diseases. Stress can become overwhelming when you make too many life changes simultaneously.
One major contibutor to stress is worry and the anxiety that comes with it. Worry comes from the fear of uncertainty. The Psalmist gives his solution for keeping stress in balance.
Because of his relationship with God, he refuses to allow anything to stress him out. He avoids sickness and disease that stem from stress by trust. Trusting God because throughout his life God has proven to be trustworthy, as a deliverer from trouble.
Clinicians promote the value of spirituality in healing. They attest to the fact that spiritual people heal faster and live more balanced lives. Like the Psalmist, they too trust in God. They too refuse to worry and fret about the cares of life; God is their salvation, their deliverer.