The bibles teaches that "anxiety in the heart of man causes depression" and it offers a solution that only faith can take hold of. Moreover one must do so with absolute determination. It is called the "garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness". It really works, though few really take hold of this cutting edge tool. The reason is that when you are depressed, you do not feel like praising anything or anyone. But those who believe in the Word of God, will learn to fight their stubborn minds and will be rewarded with wonderful relief and even joy in spite of circumstance.
Please contact me privately or comment below if you have issues with depression. I would be glad to get back to you and help you in any way I can, if just to pray that God will grant you strength to put on the garment of praise.
As a child I suffered from depression. I felt sorry for myself and would sometimes sit in a corner hoping somebody would rescue me. They never did. Later the challenges would grow from loneliness and guilt as a teenager to much greater issues of deep relationship pain and financial anxiety. I discovered relatively early on that my happiness was my decision. But nothing has helped me more, when facing the giants of what some might call the dark nights of the soul, than what is offered as a solution in this song.
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