[COLOR=#0000b3]Just realize when you look into the mirror, you aren't really who you think you are. You are a spiritual being made by God. He is not capable of making mistakes. Internally and externally, you were created for a greater purpose than any physical or mental problem you may have. Spiritually, that purpose is sealed in a future perfection, for which, we are all the same. I am not disagreeing that you suffer from depression, we all do from some extent to another, some less and ,unfortunately, some more than others. I know this is a harsh example but, think about a person who has no limbs, how they must suffer at times. Have courage, as a true "born again" Christian, we must all realize that a greater reward awaits us and, that we all will be cured someday of all our imperfections.
Pray to God for help and be sure you get help from an appropriate Doctor if that is what you are led to do!
I would say I have more Anxiety then Depression but I still do have some.
I am 24 and fresh out of college as of December 2015. I just have anxiety and I do take medication for it however there are situations that I can not handle without needing it. Actually Anxiety can also lead to people being debilitated by it I know people who have it worse then I do. I know Depression and Anxiety are different but I see a lot of people who have both in tandem.How old are you Julie? What are you most anxious about ? Do you take medicine?
Yes,there is a difference between anxiety and depression. Anxiety can be actually one of the positive emotional responses that all humans have, It is the minds way of warnings of a over-stressful or even dangerous situation. Problems begin when and if you pay no heed to the warning or you DECIDE to continue. It is YOUR decision. There is a such of thing as Positive stress. For example going someplace that you have to hurry...like going to work on time. It tells us things like how the date or etc. is going is going. No reason to panic unless you want to or you have to (like in self-defense)
Non-Clinical Depression is when you see no hope in a situation. A person must be diligent in order to cope as to not talk themselves into depression. Believe it or not some people that are not diligent and actually talk them into depression to relieve themselves of all self responsibility or self accountability. This allows them to feel better, but not always, is a self-destructive behavior. This too is a conscious decision you make....I have to admit playing a sad song makes me feel not so alone in my troubles. But the song ends but you don't. This is called identification with others and we all need it.
I hope this helps. I hope I did not get too wordy.
Oh,.wow. Just out of college. That is enough to make anyone anxious and then depressed. Be strong I remember the days of just starting out. God bless you! What degree do you have?I am 24 and fresh out of college as of December 2015. I just have anxiety and I do take medication for it however there are situations that I can not handle without needing it. Actually Anxiety can also lead to people being debilitated by it I know people who have it worse then I do. I know Depression and Anxiety are different but I see a lot of people who have both in tandem.
Hi @Army Wife , I sure do, and have been diagnosed with the same. I don't take meds either as I tried, but didn't like not feeling like myself. LOL, now that's a funny statement since sometimes myself is depressed But I am doing pretty good without drugs/antidepressants, whatever.[COLOR=#5900b3]Does anyone here have depression?
I have depression, Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD.
I get depressed A LOT.
What do you do for your depression that doesn't have to do with medicine. [/COLOR]
Truly an awesome witness, thank you for sharing it.Army Wife, I FULLY Understand! Having served two tours in Vietnam myself, I know what horror is.Horror and mortal terror! Like you, I had great depression and could never hold a job! I looked to overcome this depression by being and staying angry at most everyone! It is what most of us who have had P.T.S.D. do,because of the constant pain in our mindset we are in.
No one understands me,everyone seems against me, etc...After finally at age 22 becoming a believer,Holy Spirit gave me 2 Tim to read,he did this because as a soldier, we can better then most understand this mindset. Only 4 chapters,but what power,and what wonderful truth! After studying this, Holy Spirit took me to my tongue, the book of James 3 Speaking slow,and hearing what I am saying myself about myself, so that we can understand how to speak to others!! ( Col 4:6)
Then to how Jesus choose to see us all, and how God himself keeps his peace with each of us!( Phil 4:7-9!!) We are a work in progress sis,we always will be!( Phil 1:6) But make no mistake!!! If you will follow what to do,rather then being in fear of what never to do,you will mature as i have! For it is the very spirit of fear which causes us depression to start with,I would make tons of excuses to myself as to why I was this way,but Jesus took away my excuses!
A soldier knows the difference between pride and boldness in the Lord! Boldness is spoken because of a finished work,pride looks to continue in a work! ( 1 Cor 1:30-31) Also Army Wife we all need support! Find a good loving Church who understands the very foundation of love!( Eph 3:17-19!!) We are not created to fail sis,but rather to overcome!!
Our mindset must change in order to overcome!( Rom 12:1-2) The question I had to answer myself, was am I going to do it?? Or continue as I am and stay where i am. STAY!!!! In the WORD DAILY!!!( not yelling at you sis,using large words to show importance!) A MUST!! I overcame,and if I can, anyone can!!!
Jesus is bigger then anything!!!( Luke 1:37!) No more do i use the words try or can't! Try never did anything! If I tossed you a coin to catch, you will either catch it,or not,there is no try! You of course understand why there is no try! As an Army Wife you already understand the need daily to overcome! All you need know is to act upon what you already know as i did! It takes time sis,it sure did not happen for me overnight,but with, and in Jesus our Lord,we can do all things through him who strengths us!
We either believe this and overcome,or doubt and do without.To me sis It became just that simple! My prayers and love in Christ Jesus are with you! It is not if you can,but rather when! That my dear sister becomes the mind of the OVERCOMER!!!!! THROUGH our most wonderful Lord Jesus!! ( Psalm 27:13!!!) God is good, because God is just that good sis, everyday and yes in every way,all he asks of us, is to believe!!( John 6:28-29!!)
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