Everyone knows what it’s like to feel lonely, depressed and afraid. The pressure against our emotions can be overwhelming at times. Who hasn’t felt the waves of darkness try to take over their soul? I think we’ve all felt that at times. The devil wants to get you into a place of darkness and keep you there so you will lose hope and quit.
The truth is that Jesus has destroyed the works of the devil (1 John 3:18), but we lose sight of that at times. So what the enemy tries to do is paint a hopeless, dark picture of your life so you become discouraged, lonely and depressed. You may be in a place like that right now. Or perhaps you know someone that is in that place.
So how do we break free from that place of darkness? Psalm 119:30 says, “The entrance of His Word brings light.” As we flood the light of God’s Word into our heart, darkness, loneliness & depression flee!
David sure knew what it was like to go through these times of darkness:
The enemy pursues me; he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness
like those long dead. So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed. Psalm 143:3-4.
But notice, as this darkness sweeps over his soul and overwhelms him, he remembers the Word of God. Let’s look at how he breaks free from this depression & darkness:
In fact, here are seven simple steps out of loneliness, depression & fear based on Psalm 143:
Remember, it’s the entrance of His word that brings light. Darkness has to flee when you turn the light on. Never forget that God loves you; He’s with you; and He’s on your side. When you believe that, everything’s going to be alright!