I’ve had a number of people asking me how I overcame depression, what did I do personally without professional help and medication. This post is going to go into a bit more detail about how God set me free from negative emotions. It is through God I gathered strength to overcome this dark period in my life, there are times I feel low still – but things are much better.
DISCLAIMER: this blog post is not just aimed at Christians but there are SOME people who find encouragement through bible scriptures. Before everyone thinks that I am a ‘bible basher’; I am far from that. ALSO not to take away from God, I know I did overcome depression by myself, but if it wasn’t for my faith in Him and Him giving me strength, I believe I personally would still be struggling to overcome this obstacle.
We all tend to overthink, and it can be quite risky. You have to see it as the past has gone, we live in the now. We have the control to make a difference on what has been.
If you knew me a few months/years back, you’d know that I was quite an emotional person. I used to live with anxiety, fear and hopelessness like it was a way of life. I used to think nothing was going right, that I would never be genuinely happy at all. Obviously, I did have some happy times but it was the negative thoughts that overpowered the positive side of me. I came to my senses when I finally realised that negativity wasn’t getting me anywhere and wasn’t going to fix things in my life. It was so draining and I could see how it would affect me physically as well as mentally/emotionally.
I am a born again Christian and have been for the past 8 years, I can honestly say that my relationship with God has been a roller coaster, it hasn’t been perfect at all, and I tried and still do try my best to see what I can do to make things right within myself and to please God.
Did you know that it is possible to live without negative emotions? It actually is, and we can do this if we PRAY. God will remove all the doubt and hopelessness off of us if we ask Him to. I’m sure there are times where we have felt like we are alone and abandoned. But the truth is we aren’t. God is ALWAYS with us when we call upon Him. We don’t have to be controlled by our negative emotions. We can actually resist these negative emotions by praying and knowing the truth of what God’s word says about them.
No matter what problems I had in life, I always needed to remember that the Lord had overcome them for me and for you. What I needed to know is that when I was always worried and anxious it meant I wasn’t trusting God to take care of me. He’ll prove His faithfulness if I run to him. Being angry and bitter wouldn’t solve anything it just constantly ate me up inside, when a root of bitterness takes hold of your life, it consumes you and cuts off the blessings of God. There were times were I felt so hopeless, but I needed to realise that no matter how bad things appear to get in life, I should ALWAYS have hope in the Lord, because he will see me through it all.
Below are a few negative emotions that I dealt with and still do kind of deal with but with time I will overcome completely, also I’ve added scriptures that I would read and meditate on when I felt some kind of way.
FEELING NERVOUS – Spending time with God will free you from anxiety | Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Jesus Christ – Philippians 4:6-7
FEELING IRRITATED – Don’t let anger control you, it’s so draining | ‘Don’t sin by letting anger control you’ Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives foothold to the devil – Ephesians 4:26-27
FEELING DISAPPOINTED – It’s SO easy to focus on the negative and look for everything that is wrong with your life. You can and you will overcome this | For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength – Philippians 4:13
FEELING JEALOUS – When you set your eyes on someone else and what THEY have instead of the Lord and what HE has, that greedy spirit invites misery and disappointment into your life. | A sound heart us life to the body, but envy us rottenness to the bones – Proverbs 14:30
FEELING DEPRESSED – So many people live with depression and accept it without even noticing. God doesn’t want us to live with these feelings. He wants us to have the joy of the Lord rise in us and chase away the spirits of heaviness. God wants us to cry out to Him so He can lift us out of depression. | The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is close to those who have a broken heart and rescues those whose spirits are crushed – Psalm 34:17-18
FEELING SCARED – I always used to think I was alone when it came to depression and that nobody was there for me but when I realigned my focus towards God things got better | I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me – Psalm 16:8
Negative emotions reveal doubt. If we thoroughly trust God, what do we have to be anxious about?
May God continue to bless you xo
I am reaching out to those who do not want to suffer in silence anymore. If you would like to talk to me about depression, anxiety, or if you would like encouragement and motivation; please don’t hesitate to drop me an email: DearMella@hotmail.com
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remember to eliminate negativity and radiate positivity. As ‘rinsed’ out some may think the phrase is, it’s the truth positivity breeds happiness. 🌸💙