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How To Beat Depression

How can i beat depression? Over the years i have had a ton of tragedies....I have battled being a single parent for years....always had very bad boyfriends and bad things happen to me. Can't handle life anymore.How do i overcome this battle once and for all?

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 ---stay_coffman on 7/20/13
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Hi, Your battle is going to be one of the hardest because first you have to allow the word of God to penetrate your heart, thoughts and your life.

That takes dedication. It won't be easy because you have to battle satan for your peace of mind,

He won't be happy if you chose to follow Christ, but ALL things are possible when you allow the word of God to dictate your future.

lean not on your own understanding but in ALL thy WAYS... ACKNOWLEDGE him and he... WILL... Direct your Paths...

You will not need a more reliable scripture than this one, lean it, understand it and believe it!
---Carla on 10/29/13

On the basis of what you're saying, it's a good thing you were NOT raised by your biological mother, Lidia. You were spared a lot of abuse and neglect.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/28/13

Hello, Bro.Cluny, just get' around to see your response, ah, yes, there are and were some very painfull, things I had(really hurt) she let me stay with her one time ( not too,long) my real mother
but, what really hurt - She refuse to feed me.. she told me, " all my food is for my other children" you can not be here long.. it hurt. I was onlygiven scraps to eat and I had to sleep on the floor .. behind the kitchen and so, no contact much either with the outside or other kids.. clean and work.
My twin however got alot of love and attention. No we do not look a like, I was born 1st "ugly, scranny looking..
She was very plump, beautifull..
That how it went.
---Lidia4796 on 10/28/13

\\Long time struggle deep inside me

re:biological mother - angry,why didn't she keep me?\\

Lidia, I know neither your story nor your biological mother's. (And there's a possibility you may not know her story, either.)

But there's a big chance that she was totally unable to provide for you as you deserved and needed, or felt like she could not do so.

Have you thought of that?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/28/13

God bless you Shira4368, bro.Elder enjoy your posts( with all respect) miss not see Grandma, wonder how she doing? Shira4368, you are very close to my heart, too!

We live in a strange time. People are hurt,afraid,etc..

had a rough life,some my fault,some not. We have to learn from our mistakes that where God is the great healer of the human heart,mind,soul,etc.

Got be gratefull,we can not even breathe except He permit.

He humbles the proud, all
"what we thought we were" turns it to give Him glory.

We are nothing with out God! I love Him. I am gratefull he still good to me. No matter how it looks, emotions or what people say .. he work on me. Amen.
---Lidia4796 on 9/8/13

How do i overcome this battle once and for all?
---stay_coffman on 7/20/13
1: Find God's purpose for the single person:
1 Cor 7:32 He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit:

A unique ministry is afforded the single person

2: Start an individual exercise program. Not a weight loss program, but a strength and conditioning program

3:Join with others who are involved in a strength and conditioning program. ( not a weight loss program)

4: Join a community of similar interest

5: very important: Join a community of diversed interest
---francis on 9/6/13

"I don't have to. God tells me a lot that you won't find in the Bible!"
Then what you are saying and hearing is extrabiblical comments. That is comments and "voices" apart from the Word of God.
How do you know that the things you are being told is not from Satan?
Any direction from God always lines up with the Scripture. Anything else is demonic and satanic.
---Elder on 9/4/13

Catherine, God tells us everything He wants us to know in His Word. I will go out on a limb like I do many times and say God does not tell you anything other than what is in His Word. oh let me say God does call people into certain ministries and we must seek His face to know His will for our life.
---shira4368 on 9/3/13

everyone goes thru things that cause depression. the thing is we should not stay there. I have been thru some trials and valleys but then I am on top of the mountain. Joy does come in the morning.
---shira4368 on 9/3/13

How can i beat depression? Over the years i have had a ton of tragedies....I have battled being a single parent for years....always had very bad boyfriends and bad things happen to me. Can't handle life anymore.How do i overcome this battle once and for all?

Submit to God.
Resist Satan.
Satan will flee you.
---Jed on 9/3/13

Elder: You beat me to that request that Catherine produce Scripture references for her "quotes from God."
---Trish on 9/3/13

I don't have to. God tells me a lot that you won't find in the Bible!
---catherine on 9/3/13

how can anyone say lidia is not joyful. all her post is so humbling and sweet. I can tell she is joyful in spite of her problems and childhood. singing makes her happy. I wish I could hear her sing. singing makes her joyful. I have never met her but I know her.
---shira4368 on 9/3/13

"I a going to quote God on this one:"
Since you are "quoting God on this one" please give us your Scripture references.
---Elder on 9/3/13

I too suffer from depression for many years. I often wonder why God has me look at life in such a mundane way. I want so much to see the beauty and happiness the everyone talks about but for some reason it escapes me. don't get me wrong I do have happiness in my life beautiful children and grandchildren but for the most part I spend my time alone in a sad lonely place.
---cathy on 9/3/13

I a going to quote God on this one: "A trouble life produces a trouble mind"! Clean-up your life as best you can. Again quoting God: Try get something out of it. Do the best you can with what is left. All advice I have received from my God.
---catherine on 9/3/13

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stay_coffman: Please surrender your troubles unto the Lord Jesus Christ Matt.11:28. Apostle Paul was passing through a lot of pain & trials but with the Lord Jesus with Him, he could say "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Phil.4:13.
---Adetunji on 9/2/13

We suffer so that we can comfort others. Where there is much suffering there is a special ministry available to the one trusted with the suffering.
God does not leave us comfortless. Seek the Lord first and all things good will be added unto you..(Matt 6:33).
Depression can come from bad choices, wrong food, health and a lack of certain minerals in your body. Check with a medical doctor.
Most of all seek God's will and study His written word.
---Elder on 9/2/13

Long time struggle deep inside me

re:biological mother - angry,why didn't she keep me?

Deep wounds! Emotions
Nobody told me the.truth Kids blame them selves always!

Now,I try to think

how GOOD the Lord been to me & saved me (out of alot of messes! )

gospel songs are good to pick you up!

Truth,be known.Songs "look where he brought me from!" Come out of hard times misery & " He's the God of a 2nd Chance!"
---Lidia4796 on 9/1/13

There is a book out call "Gods' Promises". It shows you all the promises in the word of God and they are gifts to the world. And they all work by FAITH. and the faith to work them is a gift from God to. There is over 7000 promises in the bible, The book called "Gods Promise" show you all those promise. Learn those promises. Good seed to sow.
---Bryan on 9/1/13

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Hello! Grandma, love goes out to you,honey( that in Christian way) smile! I been so,happy playing those blood songs! You know my late step dad was fromLouisiana, his family was singers! It all rubbed off! Thankyou so,very much.I prayed hard been fasting for the prayRoom we are family, Family that prays ha! ha! stay together! Love of Jesus!
---lidia4796 on 7/24/13

Lidia: Every post I see from you exudes joy in the Lord. You are an example to all of us here. I pray you continue to grow and heal. The Lord is so good to all of us. Thank you for posting.
---Grandma on 7/24/13

Hello! My girl, my friend Mary . How
Good hear from you! Wow! I am so happy know you are alive and well! I am so happy! Thankyou hugs..lots of respect, my friend. Lol lidia 4796
---lidia4796 on 7/23/13

God bless you lidia, you show such courage and grace! :) Keep up the faith, love and hugs, Mary :)
---Mary on 7/23/13

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Hello,Stay I am facing a deadly disease(s) but, I count it, all a part of life, and facing it alone ib the physical sense/ but spiritually, I am happy I am NOT alone. The lies Satan plants( and we all sometimes let it feed more misery) you have an advocate before God, I have not given up, I am at a critical stage, yet because of Jesus Christ I hold on living in a city where nearly everyone has nearly given up & Detroit has still a remnant who care & we are in prayer & fasting... You may need to find like some suggest, but I say get a hooby liberate your self from the monotomy.. find something you & your child can share! It may help you ,keeping you focus , I will pray for you. Love of Jesus! Lidia4796
---lidia4796 on 7/23/13

What is one good thing about your kid. Praise God for that thing until you lose your voice from screaming, hurt your legs from jumping. When depression hits again and it will repeat again and again. Then you will see another blessing you did not know you had and repeat. It is called worship.
---Scott1 on 7/23/13

Stop looking at boyfriends to make you happy. Stop focusing on your tragedies. Life for most people sucks. If we focus on the negative things, we can't see God's blessings.

What worked for me: Get into a women's Bible study, and get some female social support. Find a Godly woman to mentor you, and teach you from God's Word. Meditate on God's Word. Get into volunteer work, even if it's only serving in your church on Sunday morning. Make a daily gratitude list, even if it's only to thank God for the sunshine. When I first started writing my lists, I could only thank Him for my children, and the nice weather. As time progressed, it grew to a list of over 40 things, every single day.
---Ms._G on 7/22/13

\\1: Finding men doesn't matter, finding women doesn't matter. God will place whoever in your life when and if He sees fit. He will take care of you.\\

Good point.

Until you're whole yourself, and get over this feeling you need someone, no relationship will work.

Remember Shel Silverstein's MISSING PIECE? It's a parable that applies to you.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/20/13

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stay, when you've had a bunch of depressing things happen, it's understandable that you will be depressed.

Don't be afraid to seek professional intervention, even counselling and medicine, if called for.

One thing that might help you get a handle on this. A classic definition of depression is rage turned inwards.

I repeat, don't be afraid to seek help. There IS light at the end of the tunnel.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/20/13

Remember a couple of things:

1: Finding men doesn't matter, finding women doesn't matter. God will place whoever in your life when and if He sees fit. He will take care of you.

2. Moods are not a God thing, they are a human thing. God is always loving and kind and graceful, etc... The point is that you have a present before you of God's personality. You decide whether to shelve it or to open it and recognize it.

3. You are where you want to be with God. If you want more fulfillment and joy from God, then you have to come closer to Him. You have to have more faith and let go of yourself.

4. Neither this place, nor this body, is your home.
---A_servant on 7/20/13

Stay....First thing you need to realize is that you are a child of God and that a man will never make you happy. The decisions that you make are what has been making your life so hard. You can beat depression by turning your life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Many of us have had tragic lives and have been single parents. As a woman who used to think that having a man in her life was the most important thing, I can tell you that God will be there for you ALWAYS. Give yourself time without a relationship and you will see that you can depend on God. Then God will bring in the right man for you. But, FIRST, you MUST give yourself 100% to Jesus.
---KarenD on 7/20/13

Please listen to Willie. I think he is right. I am single, but because I won't get into relationship in which I see red flags.

I dated someone last year thinking he was the one.
A dear Christian friend told me not to marry this guy because she knew he wasn't the one God placed into my life.
I listen and cried for days.

Not 3 months later, I started seeing the lies he told me, and his true self.

Had I not listened to the godly advice I would have been in a bad situation.
I am single, but better than in a bad emotional roller coaster.

Trust God and wait for His direction.
God just might want you for Himself for awhile before sharing you with someone else.
---Nikki on 7/20/13

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Stay, your battle is not against people, places, or things, "but against principalities, powers, the rulers of the darkness of this age, spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly" As Jesus said "In the world, [this sensually based system], you will have tribulation. "He also said "be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
"How do i overcome this battle once and for all?" Faith. That superimposed, steadfast, unwavering confidence in the Father, His word, and the principles that He has set forth, is the victory that overcomes the world. Embrace it. You can do all things through Christ which strengthens you.
---joseph on 7/20/13

This might work: Try the old saying "Brighten the corner where you are." There are always people around who try to drag others down - don't let them win! Scripture support: Proverbs 17:22, A merry heart doeth good like medicine.
---Geraldine on 7/20/13

I know someone who has gone through some number of men, trying to get married. I have persisted that she needs to make sure with God, about who she even considers. but

One thing I would say is pay attention to what is right for yourself . . . and be sharing with various Christian people who are proven good for you. If you can't tell the difference between someone who is real and right, and someone not, I would say don't have a boyfriend until you can tell the difference.

Trust God to make you able to do this.

God bless you (c: Bill

And, by the way . . . what are you looking for, in having boyfriend? Please talk with us about this.
---willie_c: on 7/20/13

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