So, Elijah fled for his life; he went to Beersheba, a city of Judah, and left his servant there. Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day, and sat down under a broom bush and prayed that he might die.
"I've had enough," he told the Lord. "Take away my life. I've got to die sometimes, and it might as well be now."
But the Lord said to him, "What are you doing here Elijah.
He replied, "I have worked very hard for the Lord God of the heavens, but the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you and torn down your altars and killed your prophets, and only I am left, and now they are trying to kill me, too."
Insomnia or sleeping all the time
Inability to concentrate or make decisions
Loss of appetite or Inability to control overeating
A feeling of emptiness
Unconcern for normal enjoyments of life
Change of habits
Crying over inconsequential things
Outbursts of anger
Thinking about suicide
Inability to pray
On page 843 of the Life Recovery Bible, this note tells us, "Turning our life over to God includes giving him our pain and suffering. In our times of grief and shames, we can hope for the time when God will overcome the problems we face. God is strong enough to lift our burdens and loving enough to mend our broken heart."
and the list goes on. One of the hardest things to let go of is control. Allowing God to take control.
I love Goodrich's quote from that book, "If God never sleeps, why should both of us stay awake."
Another promise from God to cling to:
isaiah 43; 2-3 Live Recovery Bible
Are you teetering on the brink of depression? Is the darkness calling you away from worship? Has there been a time in your past when depression has been a part of your life?
Do you need to remember the solution?