Be Kind to Yourself
Truths to Remember When You’re Depressed
Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Be kind to yourself. Don’t abuse or attack yourself with your words. Say what is true, helpful, encouraging, and good for building yourself up. Compliment yourself. Remember your strengths and abilities. And remind yourself daily that you are loved by God.
Philippians 4:8 (ESV)
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Fill your mind with truth and beauty. Read the Bible. Read a good novel. Listen to hopeful songs. I like to listen to Disciple and Fireflight’s songs on my really bad days. Jason Gray is also good for discouraging days.
James 5:13 (ESV)
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
If you’re hurting, pray. God is present, and he will help you. Another verse says to “Cast your cares on him, for he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). God cares about you.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
You are loved by God. Unconditionally, passionately, personally, and forever — God loves you. That’s why he died for you — so that he could set you free, have a relationship with you, and love you for eternity.
Love you. ❤ God bless.