Revive Church
The Depression Cycle
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    1221 S Center St, Arlington, TX 76010, USA
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Welcome to Revive Church!

Today we're introducing the first message in our new learning series Cycles. And, Pastor Stephan will be talking about the topic of depression cycles. Our theme passage of Scripture is Romans 12:1-2.

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Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)
1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Pattern:a combination of qualities, actions, tendencies or the like forming a consistent arrangement

Pattern = Action

Arrangement = Behavior

Pattern + Arrangement = Cycle

Cycles are broken by Boundaries
David's Depression

Psalm 6:6 (NIV)
6 I am worn out from my groaning.
All night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.


Psalm 13:1-4 (NIV)
1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 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?
3 Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
4 and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.


Psalm 42:3 (NIV)
3 My tears have been my food
day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”
Depression is both spiritual and physical

3 John 2 (NKJV)
2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
Breaking the Cycle of Depression

1) Humbleness gives hope.

1 Peter 5:6-10 (NIV)
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lionlooking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.


2) Remembrance gives reproduction

Psalm 42:3-5 (NIV)
3 My tears have been my food
day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”
4 These things I remember
as I pour out my soul:
how I used to go to the house of God
under the protection of the Mighty One[a]
with shouts of joy and praise
among the festive throng.
5 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.


3) Confession gives confidence

James 5:14-16 (NIV)
14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.