Christian Bipolar Depression

Our greatest adversary the Devil wants us to sink into a pit of despair so that He can tempt us to relinquish hope. However, we will not give in to the emotional moods the dealer hands us in the turn of the cards. We don’t choose our bipolar depression. It chooses us. How we react is what matters most.

While people are diagnosed with major depressive disorder in our society, bipolar depression is much more severe. The two have some commonalities but also some big differences. According to bphope.com, bipolar depression has the following symptoms:

  • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed
  • May experience sleep disturbances, or oversleeping
  • Overeating or loss of appetite
  • Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
  • More attempts to take own life than with major depressive disorder
  • A profound loss of energy
  • Severe depression more likely to include psychotic symptoms
  • Onset of depression occurs at a younger age
  • More likely to have a co-occurring mental illness, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, or substance abuse
  • More likely to have a family history of mania
  • More episodes of depression than with unipolar depression
  • Use of antidepressants—without concurrent use of a mood-stabilizer—may cause hypomania or mania

The Christian has hope available when suffering any kind of pain, including emotional. Since Jesus is the one whom we may go to and lay our burdens down, He can lift us up. In biblical fact, there is spiritual medicine for us with whatever is ailing us at any given time. Getting in touch with the Master of hope we obtain:

Heaven’s

Opportunity with a

Promise of

Eternity.

Heaven is the ultimate goal of life but we don’t want to get there too soon. Enjoy the the passion of living for the moment. Live for today. I know you are depressed. What you’re being asked is to accept the reality “I’m depressed.” And, “What am I going to do about it?” You might be thinking you have no hope, and maybe you are to the point of despairing of living to the next day – taking the next breathe. There is a spiritual solution to coping with today. I hope I don’t sound too cliché because this is actually truth. Accepting Jesus, obeying the Gospel call, gives us hope for the empty void we feel we are wrestling within.

When you have the opportunity available, please take a close look at my book Christian with Bipolar Disorder along with a couple others I’ve written and published with Amazon Here.

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