I coped with depression by asking Jesus to help me.

My coping mechanism against depression was to run to Jesus.  I asked Him to help me.  I came to know Him as my Savior as a child in my Baptist church.  I thought if I worked at the church I would find Him there.  I did find Him there but I knew I needed something more.  Indeed, working at the church was demanding and I felt pressures at home so this did not help my depression.  I was searching for help.

The Lord sent me a group of people who led me to know Jesus in a way that I needed to know Him.  By praying with a small group at my church and reaching out to others not in my church, I became acquainted with the Person and work of the Holy Spirit.  This opened for me a new and closer relationship than I had ever had with Jesus.  I knew Jesus and loved Him but by the work of the Holy Spirit I grew closer to Jesus and to the Holy Spirit.

As I read books, prayed with people who also knew the Holy Spirit and spent time with Him and those who love Him, my relationship with my Lord grew.

The more I focused on my relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit the less I felt depressed.  Jesus gave me the healing I needed.  The Lord gave me the LOVE I needed.

I spent hours in talking and listening to Jesus (prayer).  I surrendered my life to my Lord Jesus.  I got out of myself.  I only wanted to live in my Lord’s Presence.  I wanted what Jesus wanted which is all LOVE, all Good.  In this atmosphere, I have sought to live for many years.  I rarely have depression now.  Occasionally it’s ugly head will come up because in this world the devil is the prince and he tries to destroy us.  But greater is He (Jesus) who is in me than he (the devil) who is in the world – so I claim this scripture.  I cast the devil out in the name of Jesus and I live in the arms of my dear Healer, Savior, Deliverer with perfect peace.

I pray this will happen for you!  In the name of the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  Amen and Amen!