3 Essentials to Overcome Depression

Grace
We must always come back to the grace of God. This is the truth. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. We enter into relationship with the living God through faith in what Jesus did for us on the cross and through his resurrection. We can truly love because God first loved us. There was nothing we did to receive his love and mercy and nothing we can do to nullify it except a blatant refusal to accept it.

If you are in Christ, you are a new creation, completely new! Your spirit is brand new and communicates with God who is Sprit through the Holy Spirit. Spirit connected with Spirit. The Father one with the Son, Christ in us and us in him. This is your identity. You are seated with Christ in heaven and Christ indwells you through the Holy Spirit.

When the Father sees you, he sees his Son because Jesus is the Son of God and like a seed that produces after its kind, Jesus produced many sons of God by dying as a seed and resurrecting on the third day. You are no longer a sinner. You are a son of God through the grace of God.

Renewal
The Apostle Paul reminded us not to be conformed to this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. Our spirit is born again, completely new, but our old ways of thinking still infect our thoughts. This is the war between living according to the flesh or according to the Spirit.

When we speak in heavenly languages, the Spirit is groaning within us, connecting with the Father in intimate relationship. It is through our spirit, in connection with the Holy Spirit, that we receive revelation from the Father of who he really is and who we are in Christ. We must think his thoughts which come from the Word of God.

Jesus is the Word, and when we meditate on the scriptures through faith, we are in perfect connection with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Spirit within us leads us into all truth in the Word to the glory of the Father. This process, which can take a lifetime, transforms us into the people God created us to be. The result is the overabundance of the fruit of the Spirit in our life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.

Faith
While our spirit is perfect and our mind is being renewed, there are many physical things that we long for in this life, such as healing in our body, financial provision and intimate relationships with others. This is the time to stand on the promises of God in scripture and put action to our faith. Faith without works is dead, so let us put our faith into practice and expect to see God's promises come to pass in our life.

Before the foundation of the world, God already prepared the good works for us to walk in. This includes our job and financial provision. God is our provider and healer. The finished work of the cross paid for everything we will ever need in this life and the next. No matter what you need, remember who your Father is. He created the heavens and the earth and he has already provided everything you need.

Now it is our time to engage our faith in him and take what he has provided. Jesus taught us not to be afraid, but only believe. He is faithful and true. Trust him in both tangible and intangible promises, and in the process of receiving from God, refuse to be discouraged. Whenever the temptation to doubt or faint comes, that is the most critical time to continue to believe him despite the circumstances. Do not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time, you will reap the harvest if you do not faint.

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