Give Up

Day 5 of 31 days of Depression.

Just give up.

Give up perfectionism.

Give up holding on to your past.

Give up the guilt.

Give up the anger.

Give up pretending.

Give up running.

Give up fighting God.

Give it up.

If you are holding onto something you know you shouldn’t be, let it go.

Do today:

  • Memorize this scripture: So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
  • Pray: Lord, please help me let go and let you take care of my life; past, present, and future. I submit it to you and I am letting it go. In Jesus Name, Amen.


To purchase this song:Strong Enough

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.


  1. It’s amazing how often this is true when I am fighting the battle with depression. There is often something I have not totally given over to God. The saying, “Let go and let God” is true. Words of wisdom.

  2. needed this today battling a lot of things today one of them is myself … letting go is the hardest thing to do but it is the very best thing to do …. because he is strong enough and its okay I dont have the strength to do it ” because God is strong enough” thank you for posting ! I want to let go of anger hurt of the past my guilt and to stop running and to stop fighting God .. please God give me the strength to let go because I’m not strong enough YOU are !

  3. I love this series, Mel. So far everything has been real and practical. I can tell you get this topic and have been there. I really appreciate all the advice!

  4. I need to let go of the anger and pain that threw me into a tailspin with depression! I woke up this morning around 6 am in tears because of a terrible dream that my first husband was leaving again! (10 years ago after 17 years of marriage, he had an affair with a friend) it actually has been ten years to the week that he first left. I had three boys with this person. The pain has been insane, I became a full time working parent rather than a full time mom. I think I hav e forgiven him? But I have yet to deal with her. I fear I don’t know how to let go?

    • Kristin, that breaks my heart. You have lived every wife’s worst fear. I cannot imagine. Not trying to toot my own horn here at all but my book, How I Forgave My Molester has step-by-step instructions on working on forgiveness. If you want, I can mail you a signed copy for $7 – you’ll get it quick since we’re so close to each other. Just let me know. Forgiveness is hard. If it weren’t I don’t think Jesus would have told us to forgive 70×7 – you may have to choose to forgive every single day, maybe several times a day until your heart and mind truly let it go. And with God, all things are possible! Read:

  5. A friend posted this on her facebook wall today, “In the last 12 months, what’s 1 song that stopped you in your tracks? What impact did it have on you?”

    And I came back to your posts on depression to get this song and re-read this post.
    Give up.
    I am not strong enough to do this by myself and I wasn’t meant to be! I was made to have God HELP me! OH! Why has it taken so long to figure that out? To let God in..
    Not that I have let God in completely yet, but at least I am aware of the situation. Okay.
    Working on trust here. May be at it a while.

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