Here is my testimony. I fight depression. I have for as long as I can remember. I have come a long, long way with the help of Jesus. The definition of depression found on the merriam-webster.com website is a state of feeling sad: dejection: a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies.
God instructed me to write this book while I am studying and researching my own life long struggle. I have recently learned that when you have an area that you need help in, you spend time reading all you can about it and researching it. I have always had to fight for a sound mind. I finally came to the conclusion that the main cause of my depression was that I was being selfish and only thinking of myself, my situation, and my problems. So, I purposely began focusing on other things besides myself, but I still had episodes of severe depression that I could not seem to control. I really tried to fight it, but after a time, things would begin to feel hopeless again and I would be right back down to where I was before.
~2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (NIV) puts it like this, “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-control.”~ Hmmm. How about that? So, I now know from the Word of God that I am a woman of power! I am not timid! I am not fearful! I do have self-control and I do have a sound mind! That’s a good scripture to start praying and declaring every day.