Strategies for Overcoming Depression from Psalm 143 Part 2


God's Plans forus are for Good, Peace and Hope

God’s Plans forus are for Good, Peace and Hope

Previously we looked at Psalm 143’s description of what we call in today’s lingo, “depression.” King David felt persecuted, crushed and dark. He said it felt like being overwhelmed. But then, He focused on God. He remembered the things God had done for him and for the people that had gone before him. He considered in nature the works of God’s hands. We pick up David’s line of  thought in verse 6.

I muse on His promises to his people to be for us and on our side. Then I spread my hands out, from an emotionally safe place and ask for help (Psalm 143:6.) I can receive the water of His good news on my dry and thirty soul. “I will cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me (Psalm 57:2).”

            God has given us, ever since Jesus released it, the authority to trample on the plans of the enemy without worry about repercussions. “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you (Luke 10:19, NKJV).” 

We have the power to loosen the life power of heaven with our words. The tool is our mouth. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…(Proverbs 18:21, NKJV).” We also have the ability to speak to our mountains of difficulty. “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says (Mark 11;23m NKJV).”  These two points allow us, with our mouths, to bind the powers of darkness and loosen the principles of heaven on earth. We call this binding and loosing.

The more we know scripture, the more we can use it in our prayers. Many people are familiar with Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” These principles are incorporated in this prayer.

“In the authority Jesus gave me, I bind and cancel the plans of the enemy in                                    ‘s life, and loosen the good plans that God has for this precious child of God to come forth and unfold, in Jesus’ name. We know that God’s plans are for good, peace, and hope.”

See also Strategies for Overcoming Depression from Psalm 143 Part 1

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