MOUNTAIN TOP FIRE DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR AUGUST 26, 2022 (HOW TO OVERCOME DEPRESSION II)
TOPIC : HOW TO OVERCOME DEPRESSION (II)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 26, 2 Chronicles 27, 2 Chronicles 28, 2 Corinthians 1:1-11, Psalm 103:1-12
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 (KJV)
13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or iI send pestilence among my people;
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
MEMORY VERSE: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Pray about everything, worry about nothing!
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
THE BALM OF GILEAD WILL VISIT YOU TODAY AND TURN YOUR SORROW TO GREAT JOY, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
Yesterday, we learnt that the will of God is that His children should be glad and rejoice always. It is therefore your choice and an act of disobedience when you allow sadness to occupy your heart. Jesus admonished us not to give room for anxiety and worries on how our needs will be met. He identified this as the major source of sadness in many people’s lives (Matthew 6:20-30).
In the name of getting anxious and worried about how some believers will pay their house rents, children’s school fees, mortgage, and take care of other monetary needs, they have developed high blood pressure, cardiac problems and some stroke. Some people have even died in the process. Jesus called this needless pain and advised us to avoid it. If God could supply the needs of birds that have no farm and clothe, the grass of the field, He would supply our needs because we are of more value to Him than the birds of the air and the grass of the field.
Jesus went on to ask, “Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?” Worrying has never and will never add anything good to man. It will only subtract his health and snuff out his life. Avoid worrying!
Rather than worry yourself sick and fall into depression, I advise you to accept the invitation of Jesus. He said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and l will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for l am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).
Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” Worry, anxiety and depression lead to slow and untimely death. Take your burden or challenge to Jesus, our Burden bearer. He cares. The Lord still gives beauty for ashes and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Turn to Him in faith!
- I bind and cast out the spirit of worry and anxiety, in the name of Jesus.
- I am not hopeless and l am not helpless. God is my Sufficiency, in the name of Jesus.
- The agenda of darkness to make me sad, be aborted now, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, arise and give me beauty for ashes, in the name of Jesus.
- My Father, give me the garment of praise in place of the spirit of heaviness, in the name of Jesus.
- I cast all my burdens upon Jesus Christ, in the name of Jesus.
- I plug my life into the socket of favour and unalloyed joy, in the name of Jesus.