Anxiety and Depression Scriptural Perspective

Depression, Low Self Esteem and lack of Confidence

What is:
  1. Depression: severe despondency and dejection, typically felt over a period of time and accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy. Synonyms: sorrow, tearfulness, despondency, hopelessness.
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  2. Self-Esteem: confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect. Synonym: self-respect, self-regard, faith in one’s self, self confidence, self- assurance

  3. Confidence: the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust.

  4. Anxiety: a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome


From scripture it is evident that anxiety is the root cause of depression: Proverbs 12:25 “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but an encouraging word makes it glad. (AMP)” “Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad” (KJV).

Understanding Anxiety Disorders
“Anxiety is the body’s natural response to danger, an automatic alarm that goes off when you feel threatened, under pressure, or are facing a stressful situation.
In moderation, anxiety isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, anxiety can help you stay alert and focused, spur you to action, and motivate you to solve problems. But when anxiety is constant or overwhelming, when it interferes with your relationships and activities, it stops being functional—that’s when you’ve crossed the line from normal, productive anxiety into the territory of anxiety disorders.”

Do your symptoms indicate a anxiety disorder?
If you identify with several of the following signs and symptoms, and they just won’t go away, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.
  1. Are you constantly tense, worried, or on edge?
  2. Does your anxiety interfere with your work, school, or family responsibilities?
  3. Are you...