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 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). 

According to the United States National Institute of Mental Health ( NIHM ) , "Depression ( major depressive disorder or clinical depression ) is a common but serious mood disorder that causes severe symptoms which can affect how you feel , think and handle daily activities , such as sleeping , eating or working . " To be diagnosed with depression , the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.

For one to be diagnosed, NIMH states that a person should exhibit one or more of the following symptoms : persistent feelings of sadness or anxiety , pessimism , irritability and restlessness, feelings of guilt and worthlessness, loss of interest in activities and suicide .
In 2014, the World Health Organisation ( WHO) ranked depression as the second leading cause of suicide among 15 to 29- year- olds . However, depression is no respecter of age , gender , race or status. The recent suicide rate has taken a toll with news of different individuals and celebrities, including Kate Spade and Avicii , opting for suicide as a way out of depression .
  March 19th 2017, Nigeria was hit with the news of the death of a medical doctor, Dr Allwell Orji. Unlike the deaths reported by the media in the past, the doctor 's death was a strange one. Suicide is a ungodly and a societal taboo not to be mentioned nor conceived, yet Dr Orji had done it after several attempts , according to his family and friends .
According to The Guardian , the doctor "who was being driven by his driver in a sports utility vehicle ( SUV) , was receiving a call when he suddenly asked his driver to park. The driver was quoted saying that the man asked him to stop, came out of the vehicle and jumped into the lagoon . "
Hiding behind a facade of happiness, Dr Orji was , until his death, an unassuming man with a large personality.

Depression has made individuals commit suicide like Dr Orji, some have lost their minds, have increased blood pressure etc. Depression is a blind folder that blinds us from the revelation of the Greatness of God and  from trusting in ability of the Almighty God but in ourselves to handle the challenges of life that we know we can do little or nothing about it.

 If you give Depression a room in your mind, very soon it  control your life to destruction and making life unpleasant for you.

 Depression is a severe despondency and rejection, a situation where a person fills the mind with negative thoughts of hurt and regret. This has led to the death of so many persons as it leads to sickness like high blood pressure, stroke and the likes. Depression makes us feel that we are not loved and alone in the situation that we are going through. So we allow the circumstances that surrounds us to control our lives and tend to focus our mind on the negative past, there by building our lives on the past and not on the future. You cannot be driving your car going forward and at the same time looking at the rear mirror instead of the wind screen in front of you. If you want to drive forward looking back it is an invitation to accident and disaster that may cost your life, this is what happened to Lots wife who turned into a pillar of salt.

 Depression is a joy stealer.

 Depression hinders our speed in fulfilling destiny, so why do we focus on past hurt by people and you want to move forward? Yes, it is true that we are faced with challenges that are bigger than us; that we can’t solve; that we need divine help. Jesus taught us to cast our cares on Him because he cares for us, you have done all you can like Peter but you have caught nothing, why not now you yield to Master Jesus so he can help you out. He will launch you into the deep and give you the bounty harvest that you so much desire, he is the one to solve the problems that make you feel depressed, which you can’t solve. The bible says Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God [Philip 4:6]. Surrender that Goliath to God; understand that your God is bigger than any challenge. He wants to help you out, but now you are telling Him you can help yourself. This is why your heart is filled with depression, the devil makes you see God can’t help you.

Believe and receive the love of God for you - This is the antidote to depression.

See also: Fear not, God is with you.

The Medication for Depression:

"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God" (Hebrews 12:2).

 Meditate on the word of God not worrying about the situation. Meditation gives you the revelation that God is bigger than your challenges. Meditation makes you know that God loves you dearly and He is always there for you. Meditation makes you know that God has great capacity above what you are going through today and will see you through making you a victor. He was there for the three Hebrew boys that were thrown into the fiery furnace of fire.

Depression is a killer of life and destiny.

 Focus on Jesus, allowing Him help you solve that academic, financial, business, relationship and whatever the challenge you are passing through that is stealing your joy. He cares and wants the best for you. The Joy of the Lord is your strength, so live joyfully.

 Don't believe in the report of men but only in God's report. God loves you dearly.

 You can begin a relationship now with the lord Jesus Christ by saying this prayer: Lord Jesus Christ I acknowledge that I am a sinner, I believe in your death and resurrection. I ask you to forgive me my sins, I reject the devil and all his works and l welcome the Holy Spirit into my life. I declare today I am born again and I am a child of God in Jesus name .Amen . If you just said that prayer I welcome you to God's family. Look for a Bible believing church where God's word is taught and fellowship there. If you made this decision please send an email to Thank you, we love and celebrate you. Follow us on Twitter @ Fulfill Purpose Blog Our Instagram page is markblessing_ Like our Facebook page @ Fulfill Purpose Blog Please drop your comments on the comment box. Thanks for Reading.


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