Everything is great. Your life seems to be on the right track than like a lurking monster you are broadsided by depression. Sounds of laughter are replaced with thoughts of suicide. Friends are replaced by loneliness. All you want to do is crawl up into a little ball and die; you struggle with reasons to live. Feelings like those around you would be better off without you fill your every thought. That is just where Satan wants you to be. He wants you to be defeated; he wants to stop you from achieving greatness.
John 10:10 – The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: (KJV) Depression is a tool used by Satan to stop you from completing your life’s purpose. What better way to throw someone off track than to turn off the lights. You must be destined for something great; otherwise, the devil would have no time for you. Think about it, why would he bother with you if you were not a threat to him. If you really were worthless, if no one really cared about you, if there was no reason to live, why would Satan torment you? You would be no danger to him. He would just let you go on your uneventful way. But none of that is true. You are worthwhile. You are loved. You have a purpose in life. And what a great one it must be to have Satan trying to torment you into defeat. Stand up to him, call on the name of Jesus. Fight the darkness with light. He cannot put out the light of God no matter how hard he tries. You are strong, you are worthy of happiness, you are destined for greatness.
Do not think you are weak for falling into the snare of depression. Do not think that God thinks less of you. He loves you and is standing beside you just as He did for Elijah, David, and Job. They were great men of God. They all had seen first-hand the miracles of God, and yet they fell victim to depression. Why? Because Satan wanted to stop them and the best way to do so was to prey on their human emotions. Can you defeat the demons? Yes! Can you do it alone? No! Call out to God ask Him to send the Holy Spirit to guide you back into the light. Pray to be surrounded by positive people. Pray as if your life depended on it. God has chosen you for life. John 10:10 – I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.(KJV)
Your life has meaning. God never would have created you if it wasn’t true. In your darkest hour God is there for you just like he was there for Elijah, David and Job. You are loved beyond words. Pray for the darkness of depression to be touched by the hand of God. He is mightier than any enemy and is longing to guide you into the life He planned for you.