Day 15 of 31 days of depression.
You want out of the pit of depression and you want it now.
So take it and claim it today. In baby steps.
For 5 mins, 10 mins, 1 hour, choose to be joyful and block out the oppressed feelings.
Turn on music that always makes you happy and have a little dance party.
Reminisce about a time when you were filled to the brim with joy.
Get out your bible and look up the word joy and read all the verses about joy. Joy is found over 150 times in the bible.
- Memorize this scripture: The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3
- Writing Prompt: Write down things that bring you joy. Make the list as long as you can. Do certain songs make you smile and dance? Certain movies crack you up and inspire you? Focus on those things. *If you would like a safe and free place to write, try this online journal at Penzu. It is password protected and you can even encrypt the journal if you need to. You can also use a fake name and junk email address for further protection. This way no one at home finds your personal diary entries.
- Pray: Lord, thank you for the joy you’ve promised me. Help me find it daily. Remind me to focus on who you say I am above all other voices. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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* What brings you instant joy in your life? Please share in the comments, your suggestion just might be exactly what someone else needs to hear.
The next 31 days we will be discussing depression and healthy ways to combat it but we’re going to get real too. Because for those of us who wind up in the pit often, we know platitudes and fluff pieces do nothing for us. My expertise is only based 0n my own very personal battles with depression and is no way, professional or medical advice. Your participation in this series is voluntary and Melinda Todd is not legally responsible for any choices or actions of participants. Participants release Melinda Todd and Trailing After God from responsibility and liability and continue at their own risk and discretion.