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Day 10 – Depression’s Hold

1Kings 19:3 – “Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba…and he left his servant there.”
 
Depression can be a hard thing to deal with. Slight depression, we can deal pretty well with. Even the slight depression can get out of hand and turn into a deep depression. We can learn a few factors from Elijah’s life. One, certain things trigger it. You’re going about your business and out of nowhere it hits you. A song or a place can cause it to hit you. Two, It can happen to anyone. Even Elijah the great prophet wrestled with it. No matter your level of spirituality, it can it you. Three, Isolation makes it worse. Scripture says that Elijah did what you should never do. He ran and “left his servant.” I’m not saying we don’t need to be alone at times, but depression is not the time to be alone. That’s the time you need to force yourself to be around others. Having done all three, Elijah allowed depression to get a hold of his life. Once depression gets that kind of hold, you need the power of God to break it. You see how the great Depression came into Elijah’s life as read on. To the point that he wanted to die. Dear saint, you don’t have to fight it alone. Enlist a few people to pray. Don’t worry about what others might think, or how it might look. If you want to defeat it, you must express it. Don’t allow it to get a hold of your life! Fight it until God breaks it! You’re gonna make it.

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