No matter what we are going through, Jesus walks through it with us.

Depression can take on all different types of forms. It is not only the ones who outwardly express their pain, it could be the happiest of people. The truth is, Jesus knows us more than anyone and wants to hear from us.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. - Philippians 4:8 | NIV

Depression can hold us captive, or at least make us feel that way. The lack of motivation and energy to do just about anything keeps us from fulfilling our purpose in Christ. Now in the scripture above we can all agree that thinking of good things can help our moods and perspectives throughout the day. The hard part isn't agreeing on what this scripture can do for us, it’s about how we can get to that point? How can we start thinking that way? Start small. 

Every victory is worth celebrating. Both small and big, we rejoice. If you’re feeling like you're carrying a heavy burden remember that you don't have to carry it alone. Jesus loves you and will lighten this load with you.

Honest about Depression | Part 5 | Weeds in My Garden (Mental Health)


God, I trust you and know you are working all things out. Even when it doesn't feel like you're working, I trust you. Even when I don't see a change, I trust you. I pray for hope and joy to wash over me Lord and for the enemy to stop holding me captive. Set me free. In Jesus name.

Supporting Scripture

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 
Psalms 34:18 | NIV

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 | NIV

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
Revelation 21:4 | NIV

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28 | NIV

Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.
Psalms 27:10 | NIV

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 | NIV

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Psalms 23:4 | NIV

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33 | NIV

Bible Plans

Consider going deeper by committing to one of the Bible Reading Plans below.
(7-Day Plan) Depression - Life.Church
(8-Day Plan) Armed Against Depression - Jenita Pace and Captain Karl J. Watje
(7-Day Plan) Finding God In Your Depression - American Bible Society

Additional Resources

Books | Learning To Walk In The Dark, By Barbara Brown Taylor 
Books | My Name Is Hope, By John Mark Comer

Music | Refiner - Maverick City Music (feat. Chandler Moore)
Music | Weeds In My Garden Playlist resource from Mountain Worship