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Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, Who is the help of my [sad] countenance, and my God.” Psalm 43:5 AMP

Another way you can recognise the spirit of depression is knocking at your door or  your soul is cast down is when you refuse to share when you know you are hurting. Most of the time you hear people say: “no I don’t want to talk.” It is a sign that you are harbouring bitterness or hurt in you.  It’s always good to share your pain or hurt with God first or with a friend and also the person you are angry with. Also, what you’re feeling that maybe stirring up the hurt, anger or bitterness in you, may not be true.

Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].” James 5:16 AMP

Also you don’t need to lie by saying nothing is wrong.

He who hides hatred is of lying lips, and he who utters slander is a [self-confident] fool. [Prov. 26:24-26.]” Proverbs 10:18 AMP

That’s why is good to share. It’s good to bear with one another burden by sharing.

Bear (endure, carry) one another’s burdens and troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it].” Galatians 6:2 AMP

Sharing will help you move forward but refusing to share holds you to your past or helps you dwell in your past.

I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, “ Philippians 3:13 AMP

Let’s pray together:

Heavenly Father I thank You for Your word. Help me by Your Spirit not to lie by refusing to share my hurt with You or someone that You’re directing me to in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen.