Turning Depression to Desperation into a Life Back on Track

First things first, I have been thinking of the difference between these two words – depression and desperation. I know that there’s a difference between them, even when some people think they have the same meaning. So I googled what others say about their difference and I found this link – What is the difference between depression and desperation?.

Here are the answers I gathered that I agreed with:

Answers Depressed Desperate
By Malini Rajendra When you’re depressed, you lack in energy and thus you’re fatigued, resulting in some physical ailments like digestive problems, body ache, loss of appetite etc!




But when you’re desperate, you’re loaded with energy to accomplish the task or get the work done. Also you’re prepared to go to any extent, by taking all sorts of risks (which is dangerous too)!



By Vikas Kanukollu  


When you are hit by depression, you shut yourself out from the rest of the world and try to act normal even when you are imploding mentally.


When you are desperate, you make sure that the world knows you are feeling depressed.
By Rex Fernando  


Depression is an emotional situation where you really don’t want to do anything. You’ll really physically feel HEAVY, and you’d rather continue to lie in bed rather than DO anything.



Desperation is an emotional situation where you really want to do something. Anything. You’re on tenterhooks to DO something.


By Chirag Arora I can’t do this. This is not for me. I will never succeed in this. I should leave this.



I can do this. I have to do this at any cost. I will surely succeed if I try this. I should keep trying. I will breathe peacefully only after I succeed.


Going back to the question, How to turn depression to desperation into a life back on track?

  1. Have faith – Firstly, always believe even there’s no reason to believe. This one is easy to say but it is difficult to establish. It might also sound stupid but it helps depression and having faith is also an act of desperation. Faith is a substance that needs development, it’s not something you can have right away because people always doubt. I started developing faith and letting it grow by practicing on my words which send signals and message to my brain, I always think of lovely things and it really does help.  Imagine the things you desire to happen in your life and you’ll expand your self-awareness and see your potentials; I have learned this from the book of Stephen Covey “7 habits of highly effective people” and I also have learned this from different people in the Bible and on how they grow their faith even when they have big burdens. I love reading books; I also write down stuff because my comprehension can be brittle sometimes and another hobby I love is collecting wisdom and knowledge. According to Stephen Covey, every human has four endowments: self-awareness, conscience, independent will, and creative imagination. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8
  2. I suggest a look on to hygiene –  There are many small ways on helping oneself up but I’ll suggest hygiene because i find this one more doable. Study says that poor hygiene can be a sign of self neglect, this can be true because we sometimes get tired of trying for life and to live. However, a small step on looking into your hygiene should be a mindset of achieving it for yourself and not for others. If you please others, disappointment comes and leads to sadness and leads to extreme isolation. Truth be told, all people have a judgemental attitude because of ignorance but some are understanding because they try to learn everyday. A look into hygiene should be intentional, this is a small step of faith on helping yourself up and a mindset of saying “I love myself”. I wouldn’t force you to do it since I understand the struggle, I have been there. However, I’m gonna be that loving friend to say “Try, because it feels good”. Whenever I clean myself up, I always feel comfortable and good. If you struggle with your personal hygiene, I am here to encourage you that you are not alone and just look into her story: Story of Grace Nonemaker.
  3. I highly suggest Fasting – This is probably my most important suggestion. This one is also a big step of faith. Depression is a state that comes from within us because of our environment, mindset, feelings, insecurities, lack of contentment, fading love, failures, and more. All humans have been depressed but others got stuck and others move forward. Now, I suggest fasting because depression sends bad messages to our whole system until it makes us blind then we fall deeper into the unknown until it will be too difficult to break the chains of being slave to depression. According to Matt Mattson, Chief of Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging (2014), Fasting does good things to the brain and physical health. Fasting helps reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in organ systems throughout the body. I have put more sources regarding fasting below the references and it is worth checking. I do Christian Fasting – science usually explains fasting as some kind of a dieting method which is not bad but true fasting is also about the mindset and mental health and I believe in order to do that is to have no.1 which is faith. So when I fast, I pray. When I fast, I live a servant lifestyle which is explain in Isaiah 58. Fasting is also my way out to depression and a form of desperation to make important decisions and good choices. Fasting does many good things for my whole being until I realise how to get my life back on track.

To shorten all pointers, turning depression to desperation into a life back on track is to practice on growing your faith by believing on your desires and imagination and to see your potential; To break the chains of being a slave to depression, try to start small with looking onto your hygiene because it is a way of saying “I love myself” and it is more doable. Lastly, a way out of depression is to be desperate on saving oneself by fasting – fasting is a matter faith and to focus deep within and to humble oneself. With faith, small steps of moving forward, an act of fasting to develop focus and think clearly – all of these will result to peace and hope. I testify.


7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Why Fasting Bolsters Brain Power?
Fasting: A Path to Mental and Physical Transcendence
Holy Bible


Some people have thought of ending their own lives: have you ever had this thought?

No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm – I will come to you – John 14:18 (NLT)

First things first, I would highly suggest for all of you to bookmark this post or save the link because this post consists activities; The activities suggested are meant to be put to heart and the activities might take days or if you live a busy life, it may take weeks to finish. This post has been in my draft for days; It honestly took me days to gather resources I want to share which are the treasures of my heart ever since, I did make an effort for this one because that’s how much I care for you even if I don’t know you.

Recently, there has been a lot of news regarding the youtube video of Logan Paul regarding what he did on “Aokigahara Forest” also known as the suicide forest. Many people got mad of Logan and bashed him on Twitter because he literally included a dead man in his video; Also, the body wasn’t completely censored, and it still disturbed many people. I personally did not watch it because I was afraid, I literally have not watched any horror films for two years and I always scroll to ignore horror trailers ads in Facebook and Youtube with an increasing panic in my heart because videos these days play automatically XD. I easily get nightmares, okay? I wouldn’t want to die being chased by a demon in my dream.

So here’s the deal for me, while people focused on Logan, my heart felt sympathy and remembered the dead man who killed himself in the forest. That’s why I decided to make this blog post. I want to give an encouragement to people who have lost all hope because I simply care. I want to give you these things I have, but before I share these things to all you, take a little break and do this one activity to open you heart and mind to anything,  to relax and forget the world, . It is hard to share something when a person’s heart is full of worries and doubts. So please go to the quiet place project and relax and even pray for seconds to open your heart. Click -> The Quiet Place Project

Now, I appreciated that you cooperated. At least, my heart is assured that you are ready to receive these things since your mind and heart is open to the possibilities.

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What can the God give you when you’re feeling hopeless and helpless?

13 “If only you would prepare your heart
    and lift up your hands to him in prayer!
14 Get rid of your sins,
    and leave all iniquity behind you.
15 Then your face will brighten with innocence.
    You will be strong and free of fear.
16 You will forget your misery;
    it will be like water flowing away.
17 Your life will be brighter than the noonday.
    Even darkness will be as bright as morning.
18 Having hope will give you courage.
    You will be protected and will rest in safety.
19 You will lie down unafraid,
    and many will look to you for help.

Job 11:13-19

These will be the list of the following Bible verses, scriptures, and stories to encourage you and give you hope.


Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Unseen Hope

24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

God loves you. He saves.

16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave[a] his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. – John 3:16-17

God heals

He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. – Psalm 147:3

God Sustains

Cast your burden on the LordAnd He shall sustain youHe shall never permit the righteous to be moved – Psalm 55:22

God delivers you from your troubles

18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

God is a hiding place

For you are my hiding placeyou protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.” Psalm 32:7-9

God cares for you

casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

God can give a new spirit

I will give you a new heart and put a new spiritwithin you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. – Ezekiel 36:26

The word of God is light

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. -Psalm 119:105



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What I learnt about good and bad relationships?

There are many types of relationships: familial, romantic or intimate, professional, and friendly or brotherly. I learned that any good relationship is important to our lives and bad relationships dries up our lives and cut our lives short. In this post, I would emphasise the pros of having a good relationship more, than the cons of having a bad relationship. Now, why is a good relationship important?

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Living A Joyful Life

We all have heard the statement “Pursuit of Happiness”, “YOLO”, or “Just be happy”. I see these statements everywhere and I have nothing against them. However, I see life differently and my matter of language with happiness is different. In my understanding, Happiness is fleeting, short-lived, and just for a moment; Happiness is precious and I completely agree with that. Still, this post is not to talk about happiness but the goal of this is to introduce a new principle for everybody who hasn’t pursue this word: JOY. Joy is somehow an infinite feeling and a state of feeling bliss in whatever circumstance; joy is an established spirit within. I would like to share some guides step by step to help you gain a joyful spirit. 🙂

Step 1: Stop, rest, and endure – I remember the words from the book of John Green “The fault in our stars” which says that “Pain demands to be felt” and it is indeed felt and it hurts. Now, the opposite of happiness is sadness and just like the way i see it and understand it. Sadness is also fleeting and short-lived. Sadness doesn’t last as well.  When you stop, rest, endure there will be realisations. You’ll realise that the pain felt is a lesson to help and mold you as you grow in this big world. I hope you will now see it that way. So in the future you would be complete and whole.

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.  James 1:2-4

Recommended movies: Pursuit of happyness, Star Wars, Facing the giants, Three Idiots, The Secret life of Walter Mitty, and Little Miss Sunshine

Step 2: Learn – Learning doesn’t stop, I always say this to all people I meet and when given the chance to encourage people about learning. Achieving joy requires learning and the thinking of continuous desire for learning. Learning is an investment and can take you many places and put you in high places. However, learning how to be on top can result to being entitled, arrogant, and boastful. Learning formal education is good but learning about manners, life, character and values will result to humility and I believe humility is attractive.

Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidance – Proverbs 1:5

People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore correction will go astray. – Proverbs 10:17

Recommended movies: Dead poets society, The Social Network, Switched at Birth (TV Series), Good Doctor (TV Series), Case for Christ

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