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We can certainly overcome depression, but we must first understand it. The world is convinced that the only way to deal with this emotion is with medication or psychiatric help. There is nothing wrong with those options, but the roots of depression run much deeper than many people realize. Thankfully, God knew in advance depression would exist, and He provided a way out of it through His Word. Our feelings come from the thoughts we think; if we change the way we think, we can change how we feel. We do this by meditating on God’s Word, which has the power to renew and refocus our minds from old thought patterns that weigh us down to God’s way of thinking, which lifts us up. As free moral agents, we can choose for ourselves how to think; therefore, the decision to win over depressing thoughts is entirely up to us.