A Christian perspective on SAD (seasonal affective disorder)
December is the national awareness month for the condition of SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. People affected with this disorder often experience some level of depression, mainly due to the shortened days. Since this can be a very serious topic, here is the Christian perspective on how to alleviate any and all symptoms of SAD. Simply this: read as many Psalms out loud throughout the day as necessary These are pure moments of praise and worship for our God. This writer has employed these tactics for many years whenever depressed feelings were coming on the scene. Here is a link to a great video you could play as well: Praise is what I do!
Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: and call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
This is a good time to then make your prayer and supplication to the Lord and let Him know how you are feeling. Remind the most High that He promised to deliver you in the day of trouble and then glorify Him. Then there is:
O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet. He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah. God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.
If you are currently on a doctor prescribed medication, do not stop taking it but add this remedy along with it. Reading the Psalms out loud and even shouting them out or singing them to the Lord your God can work absolute wonders for your soul. After all, when you read Psalm 47…even God goes up with shouting and a trumpet. He probably dances too!
So when feelings of being blue come over you…remember….SING! SHOUT! and DANCE ALL ABOUT!