I really used to believe that depression was a myth. It was just people being melodramatic with their emotions and that it really didn’t exist. I mean I used to watch the news, see the videos, the quotes and read the stories and roll my eyes. These people just want to tag themselves with some label to seek attention. I mean depression? How’s that even a thing.
Then I almost went down that path and realized oh my….This thing is REAL!!! I mean I still stand by my old mindset that depression isn’t a mental condition or it isn’t related to psychiatry…. it’s demonic! I mean one thing our generation needs, is the realization that there is a spiritual realm.. it’s very real, so everything we see now is just a manifestation of the things happening in the spiritual realm. It is why scripture says our warfare isn’t against flesh and blood but a spiritual one (Ephesians 6:12). I would definitely be addressing this again as the Spirit leads. It’s one of our generation’s problems, we don’t walk in the consciousness that, that realm exists. Don’t be fooled, it very much does exist!
For me, I needed to go through everything I have to understand that. I needed to have tasted what that felt like and felt what others have felt because I was really walking through life thinking what I see is just as it is. Depression is demonic, purely demonic! It’s a result or manifestation of having fellowship with the devil. It means he found an opening and He started talking to you, gaining control over your emotions, over your mind, countering what God has told you, planting seeds of untruth.
“Before the devil speaks to you, tell him first what God says concerning you! Serve him the receipt of your liberty in Christ”
Depression is a state of hopelessness. Where you feel inadequate and have no hope for the future. You feel alone, you feel guilty, you feel unloved, you feel unredeemable, you feel like you are not enough… the level of depression depends on how long you retain the voice of the devil in your head. The more you listen to him and fellowship with him, the further down the road you go. The more you stay silent about it, the gloomier it gets. I used to hear people wanting to take their lives or actually taking their lives because they were depressed and wonder what was wrong with them? I mean how foolish could you be? The real question is how foolish was I? The enemy comes to steal, to kill and destroy (John 10:10) when scripture said that, He meant it just as it is, the enemy will do anything to set you off course and prevent you from achieving purpose. If that means having you take your life, trust me he won’t hold back.
Depression is real because the enemy is real but God is real too and still GREATER!! I would definitely be talking on this topic again as the Holy Spirit prompts! Today I just want to share with you the testimony of a sister in Christ. Her bravery to share her testimony is blew me away, her boldness and willingness to be naked & unashamed encouraged me to go through with this testimony section. Precious went through depression but now she’s standing here, stronger, better, joyful because God came through for her! She spoke out! She found strength through the grace and power of God. You can watch her depression story below and you could also check out her testimony as told on episode four of depression & suicide by Voice in the wilderness here .
“My trials have made me precious Ruth, my troubles have only strengthened me. I’ll never stop reflecting God’s glory. I’ll never stop showing you guys that the power of God is real. I’ll continue to be a living testimony. I’m continue to shine through Him guys” – PRECIOUS RUTH (2016)