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Greatest Comebacks Pt. 8 | Depression
May 23, 2021

Greatest Comebacks Pt. 8 | Depression

May 23, 2021

Greatest Comebacks

Pt. 8 – Depression  

I get depressed when things don’t go the way I .

1 Kings18:39When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord – He is God! The Lord – He is God!”

1 Kings 19:2Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.” 

I get depressed when I forget the .

3Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there…

feeds depression.

I get depressed when I am – physically, mentally, or emotionally.

4…while he himself went a day’s journey into the desert.  He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said.

I get depressed when I myself to others. 

            “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”

I get depressed when I try to make it in my own .

1 Kings 19:5Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep.  All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” 6He looked around, and there by his head was a cake of bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water.  He ate and drank and then lay down again. 7The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.”

2 Cor. 12:9But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Acknowledge your and receive God’s !

In my depression, I miss .

1 Kings 19:8So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. 9There he went into a cave and spent the night.  

 

In my depression, I exaggerate the .

And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” 

 

Fight depression by getting in the

11The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”

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Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind.  After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.  12After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 

 

To overcome depression, .

13When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. 

 

To overcome depression, return to my .

Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 14 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty.  The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” 15The Lord said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram. 16Also, anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet…

To overcome depression, in .

…anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet…

Remember, I am .

17Jehu will put to death any who escape the sword of Hazael, and Elisha will put to death any who escape the sword of Jehu. 18Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and all whose mouths have not kissed him.”

If you are struggling with depression, email [email protected] and one of our pastors will reach out to you.

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