The Ultimate Way To Get Through Depression

The other day I was reflecting on the importance of being blessed by God and how God delivers his blessings to people. And while I was researching about it I remembered a Psalm that I knew long ago.

Psalm 1:1-3

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

There’s no doubt for me that the best way to find a cure for depression is being grateful for the things that we have in life. And that’s exactly what depression wants you to not feel. Depression wants you to see everything in your life darker, pointless and hopeless. Looking at your life and everything that surrounds it in this way, won’t let you ever be grateful for anything that happens to you.

Getting Through Depression

How Can I Become Grateful, When I Feel So Depressed?

When dealing with depression, anxiety, and any other mental illnesses we need to keep in mind that;
– There isn’t always a reason (or at least you cannot find it) to feel down
– It’s not for the sake to seek attention
– Nobody seems able to help you
– It’s not something to be embarrassed about or ashamed of
– You can’t just “get over it”
– Nobody seems to understand
– It’s not about being lazy
– Your emotions are too strong to bear them
– It’s not easy
But knowing and keeping this in mind doesn’t mean that we can’t find one little thing to feel grateful for. Whenever negative thoughts try to invade you can say to yourself “at least I’m giving my best”
This is the conscious mental effort you need to start doing to get through depression.

The Ultimate Way To Get Through Depression

Go back to the top and read the Psalm 1:1-3 once again. I want to share my insights on this one and tell you why I think is the ultimate way to get through depression.

Psalm 1: 1

With the first verse, we can easily understand that we become those we hang out with. God gives his blessing to those who are not wicked and don’t walk in the ways of the wicked. With this one we can refer to;

“Tell me who you walk with, and I’ll tell you who you are.”

― Esmeralda Santiago

Psalm 1:2

Jesus Christ resumes the Law of God in two; 1- You shall Love God among everything else and 2- you shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Reflecting on these laws day and night and learning to follow them in everything we do is a delight for the people who live in a righteous way. These are the people that God give his blessings in everything they do.

Psalm 1:3

Being blessed by God will set up prosperity and abundance. That our leaf shall not wither means that our deeds don’t get dry but instead are full of life and joy for others to comfort their souls when they see it.

Conclusion

The conclusion that I get is that by following God and the righteous way he wants for us, he will transform the environment of our soul into a healthy, happy and joyful environment.

Being grateful will become in us as our natural state no matter what we’re facing at the moment. There will not be any room for depression when we are blessed by God and we know that God is with us because we follow his commandments.

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