If your reading this you probably have felt suffocated, trapped, stuck and crushed by DEPRESSION. The battle can be exhaustive and leave you without motivation to fight. Am I right?
I have found myself in this state of mind more times than I can count. As of recent though, my perspective started to SHIFT and I started feeling like I could really get to the other side of this. In prayer late one night I was crying out to God, literally, I prayed more tears than words-thankful He can read my heart. The Spirit of God told me two things I want to pass along to you.
First He told me that depression does NOT have to be a part of my life daily. Now I had already known this, but sometimes when God reiterates something it’s like hearing it for the first time. I heard it and I responded “you’re right”. I could feel light coming into my dark space. I was agreeing with Holy Spirit instead of the voice of the enemy in my head.
Second He told me that we (believers) are not without HOPE! God does not take pleasure in ya feeling hopeless. Another light seeped into my dark place. It dawned on me that I had been losing my hope. You ever feel like things aren’t going to change? Well that feeling must surrender to God’s word. God promised us in His word that whoever he sets free is FREE INDEED!!
Depression is not your final destination. Point. Blank. Period. The doors of your prison cell are open wide. Even if you don’t feel free, you know by faith that you are. God wants you free. God wants you whole. God has given you victory over depression! Believe it. I hope you feel the light of God shining in your dark place.
Next steps? Time to talk it out (don’t cringe). The last thing I wanted to do was talk to people about my struggles with Depression so I know you may be feeling the same. Trust me when I tell you that opening up to a trusted friend, a minister, a therapist, a family member. It will be hard but you can do it, you need to do it💯. Think on this: hidden wounds don’t get healed. Open up to God and then ask Him to give you courage to open up to someone who can help. You will be amazed who God will place in your path!
Pray this prayer with me:
God I believe in your hope, I believe in the light of your Spirit. Flood my heart and mind with Joy right now and push out the darkness trying to overtake me. I believe it’s your will for me to be free and stay free. By faith I declare this is not my final destination! Thank you for your Spirit and your power pulling me out and holding me close. You are my refuge, my strength and new song. Thank you for hearing my cry, healing my heart and restoring my joy, in Jesus name.
Elder Kay Starks
Scribe. Prophetess. Wife. Mother. Entrepreneur and Friend! I am completely in LOVE with God and using all the Gifts He has graciously given me, to serve the world.