How to get rid of anxiety and depression
I have learned to bring it to God. I talk to God. Some people may think this is either crazy or a trite answer. But I hope they reconsider discounting the simplicity of it. I suffered from severe depression and needed a way to cope otherwise I would have self-destructed. Its a long story to describe but essentially I asked Him to heal me. God's word says, "When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy."- Psalm 94:19. And that word came true for me as I believed him. He has sent His life to me in so many ways over so many years in wonderful healing, life affirming, "love in abundance" supernatural deposits in my soul and mind!
How? He led me to do very simple things. First I needed to touched by His love. This happened when I started going to church and listening about God's love for the lonely and oppressed. I was lonely and oppressed so I started to hear a message of hope for my heart. I learned about God's love and grace and mercy and goodness and promises. I read the Bible and put some of those promises to memory. God reminded me of them by His Spirit speaking to my heart. I also sang to Him. In a very dark time, I spent so much time singing songs to God! He healed me in supernatural ways just because I was willing to be childlike and sing to Him! People can make fun of that all they want but I am not who I was before. I am new, just as He promised to make me! I can't explain what He did in those moments; but no one will ever be able to give another reason for the dramatic healing I experienced.
God put me in my right mind. Jesus promises to do it. But none of it is possible without the help of His Spirit. To manage anxiety and depression? Ask right now for God to send you His Spirit from Christ to heal you. Ask for Him to help you and fill you with the love and life of Jesus. It's a simple and a critical step to healing. And only humble childlike people will do it. God says, "Let the little children come to me and do not forbid them, for the kingdom of God is made up of such as these." He is specific to tell people, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of God." I didn't need money, personal holiness, good works, a successful life to receive healing that God has for me, I just need to say, "God I need you, please help me." I do this every day. He has been so faithful to rescue, bless, redeem, forgive, love, etc! If you want to read more about God's work in my life and what He promises to do in your life, please visit Into The Waters Blessings!