When you feel lonely and/or depressed, you are not alone in your struggle, and there is no reason to feel shame or fear talking about it. Being a Christian doesn't make you immune from feelings of hopelessness, depression and loneliness. As a result, whether you are struggling with depression; or you are feeling a deep sadness and completely empty inside, with a loss of interest in activities; or you are feeling lonely because of the loss of a loved one or lonely because you are a single parent, there is hope.
Those unhealthy, negative, and painful emotions that have hijacked your life and keep you in bondage do not have to be covered up, nor do you need to find excuses for them. They can be dealt with as you move to acknowledge them and understand them better.
The Bible has a lot to say about depression and loneliness to help us in our journey. This devotion book is meant to be a companion to help you pray, pause and ponder on the word of God, when you are at a loss for words, and you feel you are being swallowed up by this relentless black cloud. God defines us by our love for Him, our commitment and willingness to trust and obey Him, along with our attitude and honesty before Him. All these things reveal our true walk with Him. Therefore, even though we stumble, we sin, we fail Him over and over again, He does not define us by our failures. As you go through your illness, remember His love for you, and go to Him; donít hold anything back from Him.
This depression and loneliness prayer book offers personal tried-and-true guidelines to help you overcome these feelings. It outlines Christ-centred guidelines to help you out in overcoming through Godís strength. Plenty of prayers and verses of the Bible have been included for you to gain insight in your spiritual battle. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, who knows us better than we know ourselves, all things are possible.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21 )