Depression lies a lot. People who suffer from them tend to believe these lies that trigger negative emotions in them. They fight a battle inside their heads that pulls them in different directions.
1. Lies like “No one loves you” creeps in.
According to Christina, when you’re suffering from depression, you’d believe people who love you don’t really care. Now don’t trust this lie and instead declare this Bible verse when that lie starts to set in. God loves you.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 8:38-39
2. “You are not good at anything” is a huge lie.
Lies will keep whispering to you that no matter what you do, you’re going to fail. Fight off these lies by declaring that God is with you. It says in Isaiah 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.”
3. “You are weak” is another huge lie.
You are weak is another lie that will make someone suffering from depression feel sad, numb, and empty. It tells you that you are all on your own and you cannot do this. Fight off these lies by trusting God in His Word when He said in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.”
4. “You are a hopeless case” is also a lie.
It’s one of the worst lies depressed people believe. If you think about yourself in such a way, always remember that there is always hope because of God. And this is His promise to you in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
5. Lies like “This world would be a better place without you” will whisper to you.
If these lies whisper in your thoughts at night, remember who Created you. Psalm 139:13-14 reveals how God creates human beings. It said that “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
You are not an accident. You have a purpose in this world, and it is a better place because it has you in it!
Reference: The Recovery Village