Thursday, November 29, 2018

When You Are Depressed

Depression comes to most people sooner or later. Often depression comes to stay. It is an intruder who is never welcome. However, depression likes to force himself on people. Depression wants to take over the mind and emotions. So many resign to depression, seeing no way out.

There is something you can do about depression. Go to the closet. Look through your wardrobe. Find the garment of praise. "Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness" (Isaiah 61:3). Wear the garment of praise before God. Join with others who desire to praise the Lord. Depression brings heaviness, but praise brings God's manifest presence.

Put on the garment of praise everyday. Praise your way into God's presence. He is worthy of praise everyday and forever. Understand that God is present everywhere and all the time. However, putting on the garment of praise recognizes God's presence. Praise welcomes the Spirit of God where you live. Then, the spirit of heaviness has to go. He will not stay when you put on the garment of praise.

Put on the garment of praise as you listen to others singing praise to God. Gather with others who have on the garment of praise. Say to God, "In the midst of the assembly I will praise You" (Psalm 22:22). Someone has said, "It's amazing what praising can do." Put on the garment of praise and you will see.