You simply cannot survive without hope. In Romans , Paul says:. Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. God is not merely the God of peace, the God of joy, the God of righteousness and the God of power. He is also the God of hope. So, when you are filled with joy and peace through believing faith , the result will be that you will overflow in hope.
By way of contrast, in Ephesians Paul offers a picture of those who do not have hope:. Ephesians Paul says that the lost are without three things: without Christ, without God, without hope. When you are without hope, you are without Christ and without God.
Hope is that integral to our salvation. In Colossians , speaking this time about the unfathomable mystery of the gospel, Paul writes about the believers:. To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery…which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians The whole of the gospel centers in this great and wonderful revelation that was kept secret from all the prophets and sages and great men of past generations. And the amazing part is that this mystery is now revealed to humble believers like you and me: that Christ is actually in us, and that Christ in us is our actual hope of glory.
The glory is in the future. The one who has Christ within has hope for that future—a glorious, radiant, confident expectation of eternal glory with Almighty God. In Hebrews —20, the writer emphasizes the tremendous basis that we have for our faith in Christ:. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Hebrews — Our hope is an anchor of the soul, steadfast and sure. A boat needs an anchor because it floats on the unstable, impermanent element of water. The anchor is passed from the boat, through the unstable element of water, into the stable element of rock.
Then it is stabilized and made secure. When you pass your anchor through the water time into the rock eternity , you can be secure. When you invest yourself in your relationship with Jesus, you are casting your anchor into that Rock of Ages. And all the storms and hurricanes that blow will never detach you from that Rock.
The way that we anchor into it is through hope. It is up to us to train our minds to hope. In my life, the difference was like night and day.
32 Powerful Prayers for Depression [Bible Verses + Quotes]
Deliverance will set you free to do your share. And for many of us if not most of us , the mind is the most vulnerable point. Take the helmet of salvation — the helmet of hope. Put it on. Cover your mind. Protect your thoughts; bring them under control and in line with the Word of God. And experience the glorious results. Derek Prince Ministries P. Box Charlotte, NC www. Hello and thank you so much for your post. I have been fighting depression for most of my life. I have had many psychiatrists, medications, therapy and yet…it is still with me!!
My eyes are open and I am awake. But, I am very grateful for the information about this spirit of heaviness!! I will pray and put on the whole armor of God.
Please say a little prayer for me. I truly need all the help I can get and I would be forever grateful!!
What It’s Like Inside a Depressed Person’s Head
Thank you and God bless!! I just said a prayer for you. For the last several weeks, I have been suffering from depression and I just found this website. It is such a blessing. I was doing many things to try to manage my stress, fears and doubts, things like meditation, affirmations and yoga, but none of them seemed to be working.
Once I found this website, I realized that the most important thing that I had been forgetting was to include God in my life. I hope that you, too, find your path to God and Jesus Christ and a better life. Natania I just found this article. It was a blessing to me and so was your comment. I am saying a prayer for you. I was sitting here asking myself why I keep falling into depression ruts.
But He gives us more and more grace. I have renewed hope today, and partly because I realize other Christians have struggled with depression— I am not alone. I pray you are blessed. Glory Praise Thanksgiving to God Almighty! It was the holy spirit that brought me to this page today and I am grateful. The spirit of heaviness has been taking over my mind and spirit and I felt so defenseless, even though I was praying and talking to GOD, my mind was filling with doubt that I was not loved, not worthy, no good, and that the enemy would continue to trample over me and my children, fear and anxiety started to take over.
The Devil is attacking me and I was finding the more I was praying and trying to fight the worst it got. I understand it was getting worst because I was trying to break free. I know it will not happen over night, but I understand more clearly, I need to Armour my mind and protect my spirit. Thank you for this..
God Bless and say a prayer for me all who may read this.. Thanks for the insight and inspirational words. Please pray for me.
Again, I thank you. This and some of your other articles were exactly what I needed to read. I was hospitalized a month ago and they were thinking of sending me back. I truly believe the Lord led me to your site tonight. Thank you for sharing your words. God bless you all. God bless you and everyone who contribute to make this site what it is.
Oscar — Thank you and God bless you. You will soon see the wonderful results. We love you.
A real blessing to read about how God can heal depression. In the name of jesus christ our saviour I hv commanded the evil spirit of depression to leave me and it works. I keep praying and meditating as I realize I need to to remain delivered.
Depression & Faith: My Spiritual Journey Through
Depression is an evil and frightening force which entered my mind at 17 yrs of age. It was mostly responsible for my failed marriage but I tke responsibility for the stress I put my x wife and 2 stepsons through. Steve — Wonderful! Keep putting the scriptures into you and speaking them out. Stay ahead of the curve on evil. Have an attitude of appreciation for all God can do and praise Him all the time. God can restore.
We are a people with no past, expecting a great future, and living one day at a time.