Category Archives: depression

Ministering to Yourself, [Self-Encouragement]

The Psalms are a classical example of self encouragement. The writer sometimes fell in to some moments of depression and he would write encouraging words to uplift his spirit. Today these have become encouragement verses or scriptures for us to … Continue reading

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Out of a Far Country, [Younger Son]

“And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.”   Luke 15:13 When a man or woman gets to this point, we shake our head … Continue reading

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Bring Down Those Walls! [Victory]

“By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days.” Hebrews 11:30, NIV Factored into our walk as believers is the powerful presence of Jesus Christ.  The scriptures, which are our supreme directive, … Continue reading

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Please, Don’t Waste Your Sorrows

  “You have given me many troubles and bad times, but you will give me life again.      When I am almost dead,         you will keep me alive.” Psalm 71:20, NCV “He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows … Continue reading

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When Your Name is Changed, [Alterations]

“So Naomi and Ruth went on until they came to the town of Bethlehem. When they entered Bethlehem, all the people became very excited. The women of the town said, “Is this really Naomi?” Naomi answered the people, “Don’t call … Continue reading

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Release the Perfume! [Glory]

“Your love delights me, my treasure, my bride. Your love is better than wine, your perfume more fragrant than spices.” Song of Solomon 4:10 “When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster … Continue reading

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Especially Peter, [Dynamite]

“Now go and tell his disciples, and especially Peter, that he will go ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you.” Mark 16:7, CEV Poor Peter.  He despairs over his personal darkness, and … Continue reading

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