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Are You Okay ? : 6 Signs That You Are Getting Depressed And Stressed

Warning Sign #1) Isolation from family and friends


“I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof” (Psalm 102:7).
There are times when isolation is good—to get away to hear from God, to rest from the
busyness of life, or to put distance between ourselves and negative people. However prolonged
isolation can make us more vulnerable to feeling sorry for ourselves. We need the comfort,
perspective, and encouragement from godly people to keep us moving forward in the faith.

Warning Sign#2) Inability to hear from God

“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” (Psalm 143:7).We can get depressed or stressed when we can’t get God to move quickly enough in our
behalf. Our impatience can drive us to not even bother to pray or seek answers from the Word
of God. Faith that is tested in the storms will result in God’s answers at just the precise time
when we need to hear from Him.

Warning Sign #3) Not able to get enough sleep

“My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest” (Psalm
Sleeplessness nights and/or exhaustion can rob us of the necessary rest to get through the day.
It’s imperative for us to find the best solution for rest in this season of life. It may mean going to
bed much earlier, turning off all media devices at least one hour before bedtime, and/or dealing
with worrisome thoughts instead of letting them fester throughout the night.

Warning Sign #4) Struggling with having energy to do what’s required

“My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes”
(Psalm 38:10).
Stress and depression can sap us spiritually, emotionally, and physically. We must learn to
discipline ourselves to eat healthy and exercise regularly when we are down. It might be a battle
every single time we make the right choice—however, the benefits eventually will be evident in
our ability to keep pushing forward.

Warning Sign #5) No motivation to stretch our faith

“So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed” (Psalm 143:4).
When stressed, we are compelled to choose the easiest paths possible because the harder
ones require more effort on our part. However, it’s the harder choices that many times stretch
our faith in ways we may never have known. Sometimes the Lord allows us to sense the
dependency of weakness in order to drive us towards growing up spiritually.

Warning Sign #6) Trouble controlling our thoughts

“How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my
heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?” (Psalm 13:2).If left unchecked, our thoughts can run faster than the speed of light. However we must first
recognize our stress or depression so our hearts can be open to change. We can modify and
train our thoughts to be in sync with God’s word. This takes time and practice to experience how
to attain the mind of Christ even when stressed.
Lifelong Struggles Require Lifelong Strategies
Life isn’t always happy and on the mountaintop of joy, but it isn’t always in the lowest

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10 Bible Verses To Uplift And Encourage You When Stressed

Whether it be a hard day at work, family trouble, health issues, heartache, depression, or a relationship that is causing stress in your life; there is always something in the Bible to look up to and lift us up when we are feeling down.
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It is in God’s Word that we can find encouraging verses to uplift us and give us hope when we are down. For anyone who is feeling the “weight of the world” on their shoulders, cast your care upon the One up above whose shoulders are big enough to carry the burden for you.

Below are 10 Bible verses that will bring the peace you are searching for:

1. “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” -Deuteronomy 31:8

2. “I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” -Psalm 16:8

3. “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee. In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can [mere] man do to me?” -Psalm 56:3-4

4. “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.” John 16.33

5. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:6-7

6. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” -John 14.27

7. “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” -Psalm 32:7-8

8. ‘I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure upon me of concern for all the churches.’ -2 Corinthians 11:27-28

9. “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.” -Psalm 34:17

10. “So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.” -Romans 8:6

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