Help with depression involves a point where God begins to heal emotional pain in those who will trust Him. God can cure the wounds of our hearts. We’ve seen in previous articles that God loves us when nobody else will or can, that He gives us the comfort we need when we can’t find rest, and takes our hands to help us get through the day. He wants to also help us begin the healing process.
He heals the brokenhearted, and bandages their wounds. – Psalms 147:3, NET
I'll restore your health and heal your wounds," declares the LORD. – Jeremiah 30:17a, GW
Wounds do not have to be physical. Wounds can also be mental and emotional. When we are depressed, grieving, or broken-hearted because of death, divorce, breakups, separation by miles from loved ones, verbal abuse, financial loss, and other types of incidents which cause hurt in our hearts, we need a cure from God.
God prophesied the coming of Christ as the ultimate Healer of our sorrows. God promised that a Savior would one day come, and that He would help with our depression.
He certainly has taken upon himself our suffering and carried our sorrows, …He was wounded for our rebellious acts. He was crushed for our sins. He was punished so that we could have peace, and we received healing from his wounds. – Isaiah 53:4,5, GW
Jesus Christ would not only come to die for our sins and provide the opportunity for us to be reconciled to God, but also for us to be healed from our emotional pain and mental wounds.
When Jesus was on earth visiting a synagogue, He read another prophecy that was written about Him by Isaiah:
And the book of Isaiah the prophet was given to Him. And having unrolled the scroll, He found the place where it was written: "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed. – Luke 4:17,18, EMTV
Jesus confirmed that He came to cure our emotional pain and free us from oppressed minds. Those are part of the many benefits that accompany our trust in Jesus as the Savior.
But even if we are Christians, we need to pray, ask, and cry out to God for our healing. The psalmist was an example to us of going to God in prayer when we need help with depression.
Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. – Psalms 6:2, NIV
O Lord my God, I cried out to you and you healed me. – Psalms 30:2, NET
If you know the Savior, cry out to God today and let the healing process begin.
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