Isaiah 61:2-3 (NKJV) To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
The best way to get beyond our pain is to get outside of it. I discovered this in my own journey through a particular dark time in my life. I decided to serve others even though I was in great emotional pain. This had a remarkable positive effect on my emotional state. Do you understand the value of serving others?
When we refocus our attention on the needs of others when we ourselves are in painful situations, it allows the burden of our circumstance to be removed from us. The more one focuses on their own problem the more likely you are to become depressed.
Isaiah understood a principle that is still valid today. If you find yourself depressed because of a circumstance in your life, take Isaiah’s advice-begin to praise the Lord in spite of the circumstances you see. Then you will see the spirit of heaviness begin to be lifted.
Point to ponder – Learn how to handle depression including God. Have an amazing day family!
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