Psalm 34:19 — Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all (ESV).
Believers have no good reason to ever be depressed. Now, please don’t misunderstand. Nobody is immune to depressing thoughts or circumstances. Trials and stresses show no favoritism, but believers should not allow adversity to reshape their identities.
Unfortunately, many people concede and allow their troubles to define them. They lose sight of what God has done for them through Christ, and as a result, their lives become marked by inferiority and defeat.
Your world may currently be a depressing place. Your afflictions might be numerous and severe, but the Lord is delivering you out of them all. And He doesn’t give just partial or temporary relief. You are free from the chains of depression now and forever!
Ask the Holy Spirit to give you a fresh revelation of His righteousness. When your focus is on what Jesus did for you, you won’t be depressed. You’ll be overwhelmed with joy. I encourage you to rejoice. Your deliverer has come!
Psalm 68:3 — But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God; yes, let them rejoice exceedingly (NKJV).
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