“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
“Rise up and walk” Acts 3:6
“As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.” John 6:57
- Remember and write down 10 things you are thankful for (one night I did this, the next day a friend needed encouragement) Pastor Max Lucado teaches ABC’s of thankfulness, your can go all the way to Z, and start over if you need!
- Refresh Yourself: take a shower, do the laundry, use a different cologne, take a walk outside, read all four Gospels
- Pray for others who might be having depressive thoughts, too, whether you know the people or not, in family, neighborhood, school, work, church, as so: Father, I life up anyone around me starting to be depressed. Right now, Lord I plead Your blood over them, for protection, Your light to shine, wisdom, hope, clear thinking, kindness from a friend or neighbor, help in Jesus name!
- Check validty of depressive thoughts “that’s not even true!” I countered once lol. Yes, you’ll get through this, the sun will come up tomorrow!
Once waiting for worship to start I counted 10 things I was grateful for. Then I was filled with thankfulness and joy, worshipping with all my heart.