You see many people compare themselves to others. They look at the photos of “happy people” taking vacations, getting engaged, getting married, having children and appearing successful and they start to think “my life doesn’t look like this, what is wrong with me?” and as a result they fall into depression.
The first thing to do is to stop comparing yourself to others and focus on who you are in Christ Jesus. Focus on your identity in Christ. If you have no idea how to get an identity in Christ, here’s how you get a relationship with Jesus Christ.
If you are a Christian and you know all of this already then you need to start spending more time reading the bible, having daily prayer and meditating on verses for depression. Meditating on God’s word will certainly help you out of this slump.
God told Joshua this book of the law let it not depart from you, day and night and you will have success! Your successful defeat of depression depends on how much of God’s word you consume daily, meditating on it and praying!
Also, since we know that social media brings many people into a state of depression we should spend less time doing it. Start paying attention to how much time you are spending on the internet and on social media and cut back on that. Put that time into listening to God’s word, praying and meditating on the scriptures.
Here is another article that outlines the depression symptoms
Bible Verses About Depression
Psalm 32:10 (NLT) “Many sorrows come to the wicked, but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord.”
Psalm 42:5 (NLT) “Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God”
Psalm 147:3 (NLT) “He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.”
Psalm 37:23-24 (NLT) “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.”
Exodus 15:2 (NLT) “The Lord is my strength and my song; He has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him—my father’s God, and I will exalt him!”
Psalm 37:3-4 (NLT) “Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord,and he will give you your heart’s desires.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 (NLT) “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
Isaiah 41:10 (NLT) “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
Philippians 4:13 (NLT) “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
John 16:33 (NLT) “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT) “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
Psalm 40:1-3 (NLT) “I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord. ”