When we're depressed we need to remember the blessings of salvation

Defeating Depression with 42 Blessings of Salvation

You feeling depressed? Saddened by the various disappointments and trials of life? One of the chief ways to fight against the darkness that tries to choke our joy is by remembering the many blessing that God has given believers in salvation. Gratitude drives out darkness. It is hard to be depressed and thankful at the same time. So I have created a list of 42 blessings that we have received in salvation. These are not all the blessings, but they are a start. They succeeded in making me smile, and I hope they bring some joy to your heart as well. Each one includes a reference for you to look up in your Bibles. For your convenience, they are in consecutive order.

  1. Saved from sin (Matthew 1:21).
  2. Given the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3)
  3. Comforted (Matthew 5:4)
  4. Given the ability to produce good fruit (Matthew 7:15-20)
  5. Given Rest (Matthew 11:28)
  6. Life saved (Matthew 16:25)
  7. Became a child of God (John 1:12)
  8. Born again/born from above (John 3:5-8)
  9. Given eternal life (John 3:16)
  10. Saved from the wrath of God (John 3:36)
  11. Given living water (John 4:10)
  12. Became a worshiper of God (John 4:23)
  13. Set free from sin (John 8:31-36)
  14. Came to the Father (John 14:6)
  15. Abides in Christ (John 15:1-6)
  16. Received the righteousness of God (Romans 3:22)
  17. Justified (Romans 3:24)
  18. Given peace with God (Romans 5:1)
  19. Baptized (immersed) into Christ (Romans 6:3)
  20. Made a slave of righteousness (Romans 6:18)
  21. Released from the law/died to the law (Romans 7:6)
  22. Free from condemnation (Romans 8:1)
  23. Led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14)
  24. Heir of God (Romans 8:17)
  25. Start of being conformed to God (Romans 8:29)
  26. Grafted into Christ (Romans 11:17)
  27. Given spiritual gifts (Romans 12:6-8)
  28. Sanctified (1 Corinthians 1:2)
  29. Body became the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19)
  30. Made a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)
  31. Reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:18)
  32. Given the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
  33. Blessed with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3)
  34. Redeemed (Ephesians 1:7)
  35. Forgiven (Ephesians 1:7)
  36. Sealed with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13)
  37. Made alive in Christ (Ephesians 2:5)
  38. Raised with Christ (Ephesians 2:6)
  39. Seated with Christ (Ephesians 2:6)
  40. Created in Christ (Ephesians 2:10)
  41. Given peace (Ephesians 2:14)
  42. Given the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18)

~J. Chipchase

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