How to use the weapon of praise and worship to combat depression?
At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the LORD caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. 2 Chronicles 20:22 NLT
Issues about finances, relationships, family, health, etc can make you depressed, fearful and anxious about the future outcome. It is hard to think about praising God at that time because you are facing your issues.
As believers in Jesus Christ, we have to now put our faith in action by using praise and worship as a weapon to bring down the strongholds that are exalting themselves against the word of God. It takes faith to engross yourself into praising and worshiping God when you are scared, paralyzed from the issues, depressed and operating in fear.
The enemy uses fear as a weapon against the saints. Fear perforates and penetrates our faith. This is that anxious feeling the we experience during times of fear. We don’t praise because we feel good. We praise because it is a weapon. Fight back that enemy with your weapon of praise! Shouting as we praise is also a weapon to combat the enemy. The walls of Jericho collapsed in the battle of Jericho when Joshua shouted. Joshua 6:1-21
So, I encourage today to put on your favorite praise and worship song and blast it as loud as you can and invite God to come and commune with you through your issues. God promises you that those feelings of heaviness will have to flee and those walls will come down through your weapon of praise! Remember, to press into thinking about how good God has been to you and about your past victories. If God did it before he will do it again! God is always on his throne! Be encouraged, God is faithful!