Gwyneth Paltrow didn't understand why she felt so badly after the birth of her son Moses in 2008. "I expected to have another period of euphoria following his birth, much the way I had when my daughter was born two years earlier," she wrote. "Instead I was confronted with one of the darkest and most painfully debilitating chapters of my life. For about five months I had, what I can see in hindsight, as postnatal depression." Read More
If you have been feeling down or have battled a sense of helplessness, you may be depressed. It’s natural to feel down after something goes wrong, but if the feelings linger and nag at you for an extended time, you may need extra help to overcome it.
There are a variety of ways of dealing with depression. Some people may try increased exercise or some form of meditation. Some people immediately turn to anti-depressants to help them. They hope for a cure for depression, but in reality, medication only calms the symptoms, it does not deal with the cause.
Gwyneth Paltrow used communication to help her through her postnatal depression. She listened to the counsel of friends and talked openly about her feelings. This can really help with depression, but many times people do not have the strength to confide in people when they are feeling depressed. What can that person do?
If you need depression help, there is someone you can talk to who will listen to you and offer a positive solution. His name is Jesus Christ. Jesus already knows that you battle depression. He cares about you and is willing to help you take the next step forward. He created you and understands what led you to the despair that you are feeling.
If you want Jesus’ help with your depression, talk to Him. If you do not know what to say, why not pray this prayer?
"Dear Jesus, I am hurting today. I feel so depressed. I do not know how to overcome this sense of helplessness I am feeling. Please forgive me for the wrongs I have done and help me to experience Your love. Bring me out of my despair and help me to be joyful about living again. I ask You to become Lord and Savior of my life and to be my best friend. In Jesus’ name, Amen!”
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