What does Bible teach about “depression”?

We all need to hear truth, and many times tough love and truth gets people offended and upset.  Yet I ask you all read the following with a humble and open spirit if you suffer from “depression” and want to heal and find joy in your life.

Sadly, many people are only content if they are miserable and complaining, so for you people, this message may not help.depression

For everyone else who genuinely want to find peace and joy in your lives, we believe this article will help you.  It may be tough to read, yet we ask you to persist and apply it’s teachings.

Happiness is something you design and happiness is a choice. It depends on what you decide to place faith in, think about, focus on and habitually dwell on.

Depression is also a choice, usually chosen by people who demand everything in life and are never happy with anything they have. They want more and more and more! They want a different life, a different career, a different partner, a different house, different friends, more money, more fame, better relationships, more success, more personal attention, etc. It’s called COVETING and COVETING contributes to an ungrateful and depressed spirit!

There is nothing wrong in making plans and goals for a more better future, yet throughout the journey, don’t grumble and complain, be happy and grateful for what you currently have and be excited in the journey for better things.

Many people are trying to blame “Chemical imbalance” for their misery, however, that is a false medicalised term they give people who covet and are ungrateful, so the pharmaceutical companies can drug people to make a profit.  There is no such thing as a “Chemical Imbalance”, that is a lie that began in Satan and spread by unrighteous people, source: PubMed, Note where it says, “The present findings add to a growing literature highlighting the unhelpful and potentially iatrogenic effects of attributing depressive symptoms to a chemical imbalance”, so in other words, their findings suggest that it is unhelpful when someone contributes depressive thinking and symptoms to a “chemical imbalance”.

This other credible and reliable PubMed source, even though focusing on ADHD, credibly reveals the “chemical imbalance” theory as an unfounded lie!

I encourage you to also watch this video which explains about the “depression” and “chemical imbalance” scam and lie, made up by drug companies in an attempt to make huge profits.

If someone wants to truly be happy, they have to develop an intimate and personal relationship with Father Yahweh, place complete faith and surrender in Him, and be obedient to His Commandments.  There is no other way to find sincere happiness.  It’s not found in drugs, alcohol, gambling, fame, or money or extravagant materialism, even many famous actors and singers have fame, or money or extravagant materialism, yet are miserable and many have even turned to alcohol and drugs to help make themselves feel better and some have even committed suicide.  So fame, or money or extravagant materialism is NOT the answer!

Many people are suffering emotionally because they are in a toxic relationship with someone, someone who doesn’t genuinely fulfill their “love language”, someone who is self-centered and selfish, so at home, they are not getting the life, psychological and emotional support they need and deserve.  They feel overwhelmed without that support they feel all alone and lonely, they don’t feel loved and appreciated, and this can lead to depressive thinking, because we all need righteous love and support.

We all need to rid ourselves of people who are draining us with unrighteous, selfish toxic energies and we need to put our faith in the Father in heaven, obey His Commandments and find beautiful and righteous people in our lives who are always there for us in time of support.  We need to have righteous visions and goals with righteous people in our future, not unrighteous people, as being with immoral and unrighteous selfish people will contribute to us feeling low, sad and depressed.

Bible teaches that Happy are they who have a faith filled vision and goals, and who keep the Law and Commandments of Yahweh, Proverbs 29:18 KJV “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”

So for example, those who claim to be depressed you will always find are associating with the wrong people, and people who break Yahweh’s Commandments.

Abraham Lincoln once said: “A person is about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” He went on to say: “If a person doesn’t have the right outlook on life, you and another 100 like you, won’t make them happy.”

Whenever you are experiencing a personal problem, struggle or challenge, have a solution focused mind-set and mentality, seek solutions, don’t dwell on the problem, struggle or challenge too long.

Coveting is a major cause for depression. Those of you that need an excuse and justification for your COVETING, STOP IT, REPENT and take FULL responsibility for it!  There is NO SUCH thing as depression that you can blame for your ungrateful and coveting spirits.

REPENT and begin to be grateful for what you already have been blessed with.  That’s why Bible says: “DO NOT COVET”.  It’s a Commandment for a reason!

You will find every single time when someone claims to be depressed that they are unhappy with their current life! They wish they were someone else, or lived in a different and better place, and were better off, had better relationships with others etc.  That’s called COVETING and that’s why they feel unhappy, because they are ungrateful for what they have and always wants more of something.  Next time someone says they are “depressed”, ask them “What are you thinking about right now and focusing on?”

If you suffer depression, know this, you are a human being who covets and ungrateful for what you already have!  That’s why you are unhappy, not because of something out of your control called “mental illness” or “chemical imbalance” and NO amount of drugs will help in the long term.

If someone rang you today and told you you have just won $1,000,000. I wonder if you would still claim to be depressed? Think about it!

It all comes down to WILLFUL COVETING! No wonder Yahweh commanded us, “DO NOT COVET!!!”.  And stop blaming things and others for your misery, take full responsibility for your thinking and what you focus on!happy

I was depressed for 33 years and didn’t know why! But then I learned that I was seeking my whole life for meaning and purpose and I didn’t have Yahshua Messiah in my life!  And then I began a personal relationship with Yahshua Messiah and my Father Yahweh, and my depression that I had was no longer a part of my life!  I now rejoice each day loving the Messiah and knowing He is coming back for me, John 14:1-3.

Many people are depressed cause they don’t have assurance in the future, they have no hope or faith in Father Yahweh for the future, and they do not have an intimate, sincere and close personal relationship with Yahweh. And having assurance in salvation through Yahshua Messiah takes away depression, and gives us hope which is a very important ingredient for peace.

Yahshua can heal and take away depression, Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

However, all people will suffer from low moods at times, that is normal.  It becomes a problem however, when it becomes your full time career to be depressed all the time.  You need to change your thought process, your focus and what you deeply dwell on.  Think and focus on helping others, that too will help bring joy and peace into your life, not focus on yourself all the time and expecting others to always jump to your demands and to always help you, how about you offer to help them also.

Depression can be relieved by patiently meditating on Yahweh’s Word and expecting Him to act. It’s in the Bible, Psalm 42:6, TLB. “Yet I am standing here depressed and gloomy, but I will meditate upon Your kindness…”

Also, anger can lead to sin, and sin leads to depression, Ephesians 4:28, “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry”.  When we are angry at something or someone, we tend to say hurtful things, and this affects us in the end, and leads to feelings of anxiety, sadness, guilt, shame and eventually depressive thoughts.

Prayer is a key to handling depression. It’s in the Bible, I Samuel 1:10, NIV. “In bitterness of soul Hannah wept much and prayed to Yahweh.”

It is useful to count your blessings. It’s written in the Bible, Psalm 107:8-9, “Oh, that these men would praise Yahweh for His loving kindness, and for all of His wonderful deeds! For He satisfies the thirsty soul and fills the hungry soul with good.”

Praise can chase away depression. It’s in the Bible, Psalm 34:1-3, TLB. “I will praise Yahweh no matter what happens, I will constantly speak of His glories and grace. I will boast of all His kindness to me. Let all who are discouraged take heart. Let us praise Yahweh together, and exalt His name.”

Faith music can help dispel depression. It’s in the Bible, Psalm 33:1-3, TLB. “Let all the joys well up in praise to Yahweh, for it is right to praise Him. Play joyous melodies of praise upon the lyre and on the harp. Compose new songs of praise to Him, accompanied skillfully on the harp; sing joyfully.”

Feeling depressed and discouraged doesn’t need to last forever. It’s in the Bible, Psalm 30:5, TLB. “Weeping may go on all night, but in the morning there is joy.”

Keeping Yahweh’s law can help bring peace to one who is depressed, in other words, those who COVET and are ungrateful, it’s in the Bible, Psalms 119:165, NIV. “Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.”  proverbs_29_18

When a person stops being selfish, only thinking of themselves, start to think about others, being there for others to support them, start keeping the Sabbath holy, and the commandments out of love for Yahweh, HAPPY is this person, and their lives will fill with joy and gladness, because they are no longer just thinking about themselves, they now deny themselves, Matthew 16:24, live for the Messiah, and live for others.

And also, when we refuse to love and forgive even our enemies that leads to depression!  Many suffer depression because they are people who refuse to keep Yahweh’s Law, and they also refuse to love and forgive others and be kind to them, instead they gossip badly about others, seeing the worse in others, tearing others down etc.

Have mercy, forgiveness and love even for those who attack you, this brings joy and takes away depression!  Proverbs 14:21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

If you hate, dislike or despise someone, or have refused to make peace with someone and refuse to forgive them, that brings depression! But if you let go of bitterness for others you may have, forgive and love, this brings joy, peace and gladness, and takes away depression. Those who cannot or refuses to love or forgive breaks and burns the bridge over which they themselves must pass, and this will lead to depression.  And if someone refuses to forgive you, pray for them, this will bring peace to you.

Have you noticed in these last days, many say the Law and Commandments are gone and abolished?  Well that brings depression, when someone willfully breaks Yahweh’s Law and Commandments! But remember, HAPPY IS the person who keeps the LAW, Proverbs 29:18 KJV, and keeps the commandments out of love – John 14:15

If you are feeling depressed, ask yourself this question…Do I hate someone? Do I have an unsolved problem with someone? Am I bitter towards anyone at all, or are they bitter towards me? Have I refused to make peace with someone? And am I refusing to keep Yahweh’s Law, Commandments and the Sabbath commandment etc? Do I refuse to believe Yahweh can heal my depression?  Am I selfish, only thinking about myself and demanding everyone helps me whenever I ask for it?

Yahweh created people, Yahweh knew what He was talking about, He commanded we NOT COVET for a reason, because Yahweh knows it brings thoughts of being ungrateful and depressive thinking.

I suggest you listen to Yahweh and REPENT OF COVETING!

Try it and see, you will be astounded of the power of repentance of coveting, and the power of being giving and thoughtful towards others and not always just thinking of ourselves.

Retrain your thoughts, create a new habit of being grateful for everything in your life. Repent of coveting and you will see amazing results in your thoughts and will notice the constant depressive thoughts are gone.

Sure we all get depressive thoughts at times, it’s like the 4 seasons, we go through the bright and sunny summers and sometimes the rainy and gloomy winters. But once you repent of coveting, you will spend more time in the bright sunny summers. Develop an attitude of gratitude.

You are what you think and the Bible teaches that, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7)

If you keep having depressive thoughts and coveting, you will continue to be depressed. Change your thinking and repent of coveting and focus on being grateful for all the things you already have and you will be happier.

Change your lives, live for Father Yahweh, focus on Yahweh from morning to night, focus on how you can serve Yahweh, do this, and your depression will leave you.

“Commit your works to Yahweh, and your thoughts will be established.” (Proverbs 16:3)

The worse thing people try to do is get rid of their low moods which we all experience at times, and some even get professional help to do so. Seriously, do you think we could ever get rid of low moods permanently while there are wars, killings, child abuse etc, things in this evil world that affect us?  If a person is a descent person, they will normally be affected by certain things, so it’s normal to be in low moods at times, that makes us humans.

So it’s better to embrace and manage your low moods, and view it from a different perspective and ask yourself, why exactly are you having low moods?   We all need to accept, that it’s normal to have cycles or seasons of low moods.  But we are not to spend too much time in those low moods.

In conclusion, to rid yourselves of being depressed all the time, you must do the following:

1. Rid yourselves of toxic, negative and draining people, who always complain and gossip, and who are not obedient to the Father, and who are selfish and only care about themselves and demand your time for them only, and are not always thoughtful for your needs. Rid yourselves of immoral and unrighteous people who talk, walk and behave immorally and who encourage you to talk and walk unrighteously .

2. Respect your temple (your body) that the Father created.  Do not take drugs, never drink any alcohol at all as alcohol is a depressant, avoid junk food and processed foods as much as you can.  If you do eat junk food, e.g Pizza, processed foods, chocolate etc, never do it more than once per week.  Ideally, never do it at all.  And drink a good amount of water daily, and eat wholefoods, fruit, vegetables, eat fish weekly, and exercise regularly.  A healthy body contributes to a healthy mind and healthy thinking and that contributes to happiness.

3. Place faith and surrender in Father Yahweh, build an intimate relationship with Him, and start to obey His Commandments. 

(Note: If you are holding onto hate or bitterness for someone, release it and forgive that person, this will bring joy to you.  You don’t need to see that person again if they have truly hurt you, yet forgiving them is important.  And many children today are depressed because they hate their parents or are angry at them for some reason, however, to find true joy, a child should honour and respect their parents, and have a close and loving relationship with their parents.  Allow your parents to discipline you, as a disciplined person is happy in the long term. In the case of a parent being too evil or nasty to have a relationship with, a child should not feel hate towards that parent, they should pray for that parent and love them from a distant. And never gossip badly about others.)

If you are not obeying all the Torah and Commandments, then learn them, read them regularly, remember them and live them, as this will replace depression with joy.  The Creator designed us to be happy when we obey Him, and those who do not obey His Commandments are unhappy deep down and always will be.

4. Do not weep, grieve or mourn for too long that it gets a hold of your life, Bible says we should weep, grieve and mourn for 30 days, even after the death of someone, then move on(Deu 34:8).  Do not develop a victim-mindset and victim-mentality, where you commit self-pity, self-idolatry and start becoming obsessed with thoughts of feeling sorry for yourself, as this leads to depressive thinking.

5. Surround yourself with beautiful, righteous, moral and obedient people who will sincerely love and support you, and who always encourage you to live a righteous and moral life.

6. Serve others, be a cheerful giver, be generous and thoughtful towards others, be self-less and lovingly support to those in your life.  Be there for them, let them know that you value and love them.

7. Keep working on the above suggestions, and continue to condition, wire and program your mind for an attitude of gratitude and faith and hope.  Develop a new righteous habit of thinking and focus.

If you do these 7 things, you will go from being sad and depressed to joy and happiness and HOPE, and hope gives a person an uplifted and cheerful attitude.

May Yahweh bless you and your journey as you go from “depression” to joy in obedience to Father Yahweh and serving others in need.

Shalom,

Yeremyah