The GRIZ Podcast

E-22: Dealing with Depression – Pt. 4 (Hangin’ on God’s Promises!)

 

In this episode, Jason …

  • Sips a delightful mixed-drink in the microphone!
  • Drops a big fat shout-out to the Dobber at The PornFree Radio Podcast!
  • Drops a preview of his upcoming interview with GAR (Dallas Bozeman)!
  • Talks about the depression/suicide of Linkin Park’s lead singer, Chester Bennington!
  • Drops 22 Powerful and Precious Promises from God to hang-on if/when you’re walking through the dark, scary, and painful valley of depression!

 

Deut. 31:8 … “It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

 

Is. 41:10 … “…fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

 

Ps. 40:1-3 … “I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.”

 

Deut. 33:27 … “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”

 

Ps. 34:17 … “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles.”

 

Ps. 3:3 … “But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”

 

2 Sam. 22:29 … “You, LORD, are my lamp; the LORD turns my darkness into light.”

 

Ps. 42:11 … “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”

 

Ps. 31:22, 24 … “In my alarm I said, “I am cut off from your sight!” Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help. …Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.”

 

Is. 40:31 … “…but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

 

Ps. 143:7-9 … “Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, for I hide myself in you.”

 

Jn. 16:33 … “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

 

Ps. 145:14 … “The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.”

 

2 Cor. 1:3-4 … “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”  

 

Ps. 147:3 … “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

 

1 Pt. 4:12-13 … “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.”

 

Ps. 34:18-19 … “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.”

 

1 Pt. 5:6-7 … “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

 

Ps. 9:9-10 … “The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” 

 

Prov. 3:5-6 … “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.”

 

Rom. 15:13 … “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

 

Rom. 8:38-39 … “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 

If your depression is so bad that you’re thinking suicidal thoughts, then today (TODAY!!!), you need to reach out to a trained and licensed Christian counselor or therapist. There’s no shame in that. Jason has been there, done that, and it’s helped him BIGTIME! Here’s a link to find one in your area.

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