Being Victorious in Depression and Anxiety {Guest Post}

Being Victorious in Depression and Anxiety {Guest Post}

Hi there! I hope you’re having a beautiful day. This past week, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how I want to blog, which explains why I didn’t share as many posts as I was planning on recently. I have so many ideas for the future, though, and I can’t wait to write about them! For this week’s guest post, Ariana from Ariana’s Archives shares with us how she makes it through seasons of depression and anxiety. I really enjoyed reading her tips and encouragement, and I know you will, too!

Being Victorious in Depression and Anxiety

Hello, everyone! I am Ariana Evans from Ariana’s Archives. Maggie asked me to guest post and when I got her email I was so excited. Today I wanted to talk to you about emotional pain.

Emotional pain such as depression, worry, and anxiety can overtake you, (and for anxious people that probably worries them, why I may know that? I am like that sometimes). 🙂 It’s a circle that you can’t seem to never get out of, it seems never ending.

You may have depression. Depression is where you seem to be in the dark, in your mind, and some things come from it, such as:

  • Over-eating
  • Lack of Sleep
  • Being Bored with Things You Used to Love

Now, today, on the market there are a lot of drugs to help you with depression. But, I don’t want those. I can control my emotions, and I don’t want to depend on a drug to do it for me. I am beautifully and wonderfully made, (Psalm 139:14), He has plans for me, (Jeremiah 29:11), I can do anything through Him, (Philippians 4:13), He is King of the world, (1 Tim. 6:15), He cares about little me, (Deut. 31:8). If I have the Lord of Lords on my side and I struggle with depression, you can bet I can get over it, (Phil. 3:14), and I don’t need drugs to do it.

The world’s way of fixing things covers it up, it doesn’t truly fix it. God’s way fixes it through and through.

We know the world’s way, but what exactly is God’s way?

When I get depressed, I pray, journal, listen to fun music that makes me happy, and wait for it to go away.

Let’s go over those one by one! Shall we?

I pray.

God can fix anything, including my depression/anxiety, (both of which I have frequently), and sometimes you can just feel it going away. Sometimes it takes longer and is more of a fight, it depends, but you? You can get through this.

I journal…a lot.

Why? I love to tell my journal about my day, it’s calming. When I get ready for bed and I’m so tired I’m crazy or when I’m sad I can journal and it can settle me down into the whole “ready for bed” mood. The Bible says to not go to bed in your anger. In Ephesians 4:26-27 it says, “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.” When you are angry you let things in that you don’t want to be in you, and I don’t want to do that, so I try and calm down, get happy/relaxed before I go to bed. 😀

I listen to fun music.

I might play TobyMac’s “Everything” and “I Just Need U” (because I do), and some other fun stuff that gets me going, especially for a workout, such as Zayde Wolf’s “King,” or “Top of the World,” I also have another great load of songs by them, but I won’t tell you all of their songs that I love. In fact, side note: working out is really good for your brain and can help you get through pain mentally and physically. It can loosen up some tight muscles and things release when you get your heart rate up and all that other jazz and it can really help you “release” and regain your happiness and fulfillment.

I also wait for it to go away.

While I am journaling, praying, listen to Christian music/workout music, I just let it happen.

Don’t be mad at yourself for not being able to snap your fingers and it go away.

  1. It gets easier
  2. If you do that, then you are back in that circle of evil depression and thus doing nothing good with your problem

Getting rid of anxiety can be hard, but it’s worth it. Live free from your anxiety! Life’s better that way.

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” ~Charles Spurgeon

He was right.

I wouldn’t say otherwise, I wouldn’t recommend anyone to. Truly be yourself. I bet you’re happy, fun, maybe you’re a planner, maybe a free spirit, go with the wind type of girl, but either way: anxiety keeps you from your true self no matter who that is.

God created you to be you,
not a prototype of your darkest fears.

It doesn’t just go away, that’s truth, but it can. I still battle things like this all the time, but I’m getting there because I’m trying. I’ve made progress, and day by day, I will continue to.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day! Live to be you. ❤

30 thoughts on “Being Victorious in Depression and Anxiety {Guest Post}

    1. You did a great job, Ariana! I don’t know anyone with depression but there are times that I do think about how I would be able to help or support someone with depression because I don’t have depression and I worry about how I can help with something I have never had. I also wonder/worry about what I would do if I ever got depression. I know some people with anxiety problems but I don’t know if that counts as depression. My dad is a paster and in February he did a sermon on depression/anxiety. I heard this song on KXOJ called “God Only Knows” by for King and Country and I love it. Right now it is my favorite song ever! I hope you have a great day! You’re awesome!

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      1. Thank you so much!! ❤ That means a lot. Depression is serious and needs to be dealt with, unfortunately, a lot of people have it for various reasons. 🙂 I will pray for the people you know with depression/anxiety! That's super cool your Dad is a pastor. 😀 And by the way, I love that song, and King for Country as a whole. 🙂 "Joy" by them is always awesome, I would check it out. You're awesome, too!! Have a wonderful day and thanks again.

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      2. I have seen things on Pinterest where people really say what depression/anxiety is like. Thanks you for praying for my friends. One of them just has a hard being/staying modivated to do stuff like cleaning the house, and I learned that even though that is a small thing for people with depression/anxiety it can be hard to do. I will definitely look up that song “Joy”.

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      3. I listened to the song and I do remember hearing it on the radio. My mom and I were listening to it once and at the end where it was going “I got that joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart.” the girl on the radio went “Where?” after he “joy”. My mom and I started laughing because it was funny. I love the song.

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  1. Great post by Ariana!
    I journal a lot too. I am an overly anxious and overthinking kind of person. And my voice level rises very quickly. Journalling and listen to music, praying…all this helps. You should help yourself and let God guide you.
    Great job! (Both of you!)

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