With the Christmas Carols, we can sing our way out of depression. This Advent season don’t allow yourself to be overcome by depression and anxiety.
This hymn dates back to at least the 16th Century:
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay;
Remember Christ, our Saviour,
Was born on Christmas day,
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy,
According to Merriam Webster, “rest” used, as a verb means “to free from anxiety or disturbance.” The definition of “dismay” is “to cause to lose courage or resolution (as because of alarm or fear).”
Satan goal is to “to kill, and to steal and to destroy” by tormenting men with “mental disorders” even to the place where they lose the will to live. Christ came into the world that “we might have life and life more abundantly.”—John 10:10
The Incarnation of Christ bodes tidings of comfort and joy. The Holy Spirit is our Comforter in times of life’s struggles and challenges; he brings joy as opposed to sorrow.
Students scorn me for suggesting one can overcome “chemical imbalances” by singing.
Well, there is something else required; you must sing from your heart (will), not simply from you mind or emotions. Simply believe!
Resolve to have peace of mind!