Walking around under that heavy burden of depression and anxiety is paining many people. Even as a Christian depression can attack me and for some reason amongst Christians there is a lot of doubt that God can be any help for depressed.
The thing is that in order to experience the freedom we need to find out how God is working in this area. If we take a picture: What if you go to the doctor and you say you have problem with your knees. He examines you and tells you that the only way to heal this is to go through surgery. But you refuse… you instead tell the doctor to write a prescription and give you some pills! The doctor keep telling you that pills won’t work but you want it any way! The thing is you can eat how many pills you like….it will not help you! What will help you is the surgery!
It is about the same thing with us sometimes. We want it our way. We want someone to come and lay hands on my head and immediately you find yourself free from depression. (And as I have said before I know it sometimes happen like that, praise God!) But when the Bible is talking about a healthy mind it is talking about renewing our mind according to the word of God.
That is what has helped me and thousands of other Christians. There is a Bible verse that describes this quit well:
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
(Psalm 107:20 KJV)
The word is what God did send to the people to heal them from their destruction. The word is also what God has given to us to make us free!
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
(Joh 8:31-32 KJV)