Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Missed the mark It is a nice read but my low score applies to the information presented inside that many entries do not apply to depression. There are passages used as a spiritual pep talk it seems.
Good advice from the bible, especially if you don't live by Gods words, can cause your life more pain. I was expecting this title to address a person that does suffer from a chemical imbalance.
If you are depressed right now then this is the book for you. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Be the first to ask a question about Dealing with Depression Daily Devotions. Tap into the power of forgiveness. Does it seem like you're doing your best, only to have one crisis after another come upon you?
For that reason it missed the mark. Sometimes I feel like I'm a little depressed and reading this book was so good to make me question myself. I read one of the devotions every day even if I don't feel depressed. I would recommend it to anyone.
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Remember, God knows your frame and that you are just dust. Psalm is sweet. He remembers that we are dust.
The last thing I would say: Take hold of one or two specific promises. Write them on a piece of paper. Put them in your pocket to carry through the day, or in your purse, and take them out and read them to yourself, or memorize it and say it to yourself often.
Say it over and over again. Declare your allegiance to Jesus in and through specific promises, like these two that I thought of for you in closing:. The last one is Isaiah Find other recent and popular Ask Pastor John episodes. John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.
Bob also serves as director-at-large for Hume Lake Christian Camps and is a licensed family counselor in California. Overcome Anxiety and Depression. Give up the illusion of control.
Understand that both anxiety and depression stem from attempts to control either the future through worrying or the past by trying to change what has already happened. Realize that all such attempts are futile and a complete waste of your time and energy. Acknowledge that only God has the power to control the future and bring transformation out of what happened in the past. Let your emotions lead you to ask questions. Realize that negative emotions are meant to alert you to danger.
Rather than ignoring the anxiety and depression you feel, face your feelings and ask: Pray as often as you think about whatever is troubling you. Know that, unlike worry, prayer actually accomplishes something positive.
Read and meditate on Scripture often to saturate your mind with the right kinds of thoughts. Pray for the Holy Spirit to renew your mind every day. Be honest with yourself about what choices you may have made that have contributed to your anxiety or depression. Consider such potential causes as: Pray for the courage you need to face your problems instead of running from them.
Exercise discernment when considering medication.
Know that drugs can have serious side effects and that they never provide a magic cure. Pray for the wisdom to discern emotional distress from a true medical condition.
Consider what circumstances may be causing your feelings.