TOPIC: Freedom From Depression I [Open Heaven for Teens 26 November 2022]
MEMORy verse : Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. Hebrews 1:9
Bible Reading verse: 1 Peter 1:5-9
- Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
- Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
- That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
- Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
- Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Peter 3:1-22, Ezekiel 36-37
HYMN: What A Friend We Have In Jesus
What a friend we have in Jesus,All our sins and griefs to bear;What a privilege to carryEv’rything to God in prayerOh! what peace we often forfeit,Oh! what needless pain we bearAll because we do not carryEverything to God in prayer.
Have we trials and temptations?Is there trouble anywhere?We should never be discouraged,Take it to the Lord in prayerCan we find a Friend so faithfulWho will all our sorrow share?Jesus knows our every weakness,Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy laden,Cumbered with a load of care?Precious Saviour still our refuge,Take it to the Lord in prayerDo thy friends despise, forsake thee?Take it to the Lord in prayerIn His arms He’ll take and shield thee,Thou wilt find a solace there.
MESSAGE OF THE DAY:
It’s clear that the rate at which people, especially young people, get depressed is a cause for concern. Even scarier is that it sometimes makes the person want to kill themselves. Let me tell you, my child, that suicide is not the answer to any problem. Instead, anyone who kills themselves will go to hell, where they will stay forever and never be able to change or get another chance. Also, eating too much food or snacks won’t help. Instead, the person will gain weight. You should also know that drinking can’t solve any problem. Instead, the person would make choices that would make things worse. When the alcohol wears off, the guy will be in a worse situation.
But the joy of the Holy Spirit is a sure way to get rid of depression. This joy comes from inside, and it doesn’t depend on what’s going on around you. To get this joy, you must accept Jesus as your Lord and personal Savior. Then, you must ask the Holy Spirit to take control of your heart and emotions, and you must tell Him everything that worries you. He will make your heart happy in no time.
Also, when God helps, He shows Himself in a way that people would call a miracle. Not only did the people win the battle they didn’t fight, but they also got a lot of spoils (2 Chronicles 20:25 ). In the name of Jesus, may God show Himself off through your life. Lastly, never forget to thank God when he helps you, just as Jehoshaphat and the people did in verse 28. They took instruments with them to the house of the Lord.
The surest antidote for depression is the joy of the Holy Spirit.
Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. CHECKOUT FOR MORE OPEN HEAVEN VERSION ON OUR WEBSITE.