21 Day Scripture Writing Plan for Depression








21 Day Scripture Writing Plan for Depression

Writing down Scriptures by hand is important because God commanded the Israelite kings to write down His word with their hands even though they could have had a scribe do it for them. (Deuteronomy 17:18-19)

Writing Scriptures with your hand is also beneficial because it allows you to reflect on them more which enables their message to seep into mind and spirit. 

Therefore, create time each day to hand write one of the following anti-depression Bible verses in a notebook that you have dedicated for this purpose.

For optimum results write down the Scripture 3 times, read it out aloud and spend a few minutes meditating on it.



DAY 1 
Isaiah 61:2-3 Jesus came To comfort all persons who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion and give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness so that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord.





DAY 2 
John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation but be of good cheer because I have overcome the world. 
(These things I have spoken to you so that in Me Jesus you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation but be of good cheer because Jesus has overcome the world.)



DAY 3 
Psalm 37:24 Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down because the Lord God upholds him with His hand. 
(Though I fall, I shall not be utterly cast down because the Lord God upholds me with His hand.)



DAY 4 
Psalm 145:14 The Lord God upholds all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down.



DAY 5 
Psalm 145:18-19 The Lord God is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those people who fear Him. He will also hear their cry and save them. 
(The Lord God is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those people who fear Him. He will also hear my cry and save me.)



DAY 6 
Isaiah 51:3 The Lord God will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places.  He will make her wilderness to be like Eden and her desert to be like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in it together with thanksgiving and the voice of melody. 
(The Lord God will comfort (insert your name). He will comfort all my waste places. He will make my wilderness to be like Eden and my desert to be like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in it together with thanksgiving and the voice of melody.)



DAY 7 
Psalm 42:8 The Lord God will command His lovingkindess in the daytime and in the night His song shall be with me.



DAY 8 
Exodus 15:2 The Lord God is my strength and song and He has become my salvation. He is my God and I will praise Him.



DAY 9 
Psalm 32:7 You Lord God are my hiding place. You shall preserve me from trouble. You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.



DAY 10 
Psalm 41:4 I said, “Lord God be merciful to me and heal my soul.”

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DAY 11 
Psalm 41:10 O Lord God be merciful to me and raise me up.



DAY 12 
Psalm 143:8 Cause me to hear your lovingkindness in the morning for in You do I trust. Cause me to know the way I should walk for I lift up my soul to You.



DAY 13 
Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with Your generous Spirit.



DAY 14 
1 Samuel 2:1 My heart rejoices in the Lord and my horn is exalted in the Lord.



DAY 15 
Acts 2:28 You will make me full of joy in your presence.



DAY 16 
Jonah 2:6 You have brought my life up from the pit, O Lord, my God.



DAY 17 
Jeremiah 15:16 Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart.



DAY 18 
1 Samuel 2:1 I smile at my enemies because I rejoice in Your salvation.



DAY 19 
Jonah 2:2 I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction and He answered me.



DAY 20 
Jonah 2:7 When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord and my prayer went up to You.



DAY 21 
Psalm 91:2 I will say of the Lord God, “He is my refuge and my fortress, My God in Him I will trust.”



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When Ezra and the Israelites were travelling from Babylon to Jerusalem, they needed God’s protection and so they prayed for Ezra said, I was ashamed to ask the king for an escort of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy on the road because we had told the king that “The hand of our God is upon all those who seek Him for good but His power and His wrath are against all those who forsake Him.” (Ezra 8:22)

Therefore, seek the Lord in prayer before you set off on your journey. 

As you do so, ensure that you use Bible verses since The sword of the spirit is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:17)

Bible verses prayers that you can say as you prepare for your journey include:
Father God I acknowledge You in the name of Jesus and ask You to instruct me and teach me in the way I should go. (Psalm  32:8)

If you need God’s provision for your journey, you can say the following prayer:
Father God I ask You in the name of Jesus to supply all my needs for this journey according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)

If you need God’s protection on your journey, you can say the following prayer:
Father God, I ask You in the name of Jesus to protect me as I travel on this journey for You are my refuge and my fortress and My God and in Whom I trust. Deliver me from the tricks and traps of the enemy and from dangerous diseases. Father God cover me with Your feathers and let me take refuge under your wings and I shall not be afraid of the night terrors or of the perils that operate during the day or of the dangers that lurk in the darkness. I shall also not fear the destructions that destroy in day light because they shall not come near me for You are with me. (Adapted Psalm 91:2-7)


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The Caleb Difference

Sometimes the main hindrance to solving a problem is not so much the external gigantic problem but our internal grasshopper mentality problem.

We can see this from the Israelites when God promised to give them a land flowing with milk and honey because they are the ones who initially stopped themselves from going to possess their Promised Land.

The Bible tells us that 10 of the Israelite spies who had been sent to the Promised Land brought back the following report:
"The Promised Land Truly flows with milk and honey ... Nevertheless the people are strong and the cities are fortified and ... we saw giants and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight and also in their own sight." (Numbers 13:27-33)

These 10 spies saw themselves as grasshoppers in their own mind. By so doing, they defeated themselves mentally and they were thus unable to muster enough courage to face and fight the giants dwelling in their Promised Land.

However, not all the Israelite spies were like these 10 with a grasshopper mentality. Caleb had a different spirit in him (Numbers 14:24) because he said, "We are well able to conquer the Promised Land." (Numbers 13:30)

Caleb had also gone to the Promised Land as one of the spies and he had also seen that the people were strong and that their cities were fortified and that there were also giants in there.

So what was the difference between Caleb and the other 10 men with whom he had gone to spy out the Promised Land?

The difference was that Caleb had a giant mentality and he followed God "wholeheartedly". (Numbers 14:24) 


Therefore if you want to face and conquer gigantic problems, you have to follow God 100% because following Him halfheartedly will not do it.

To follow God wholeheartedly, you have to try your very best to do as His Word says. You also have to believe His Word and the promises He gives us 100% even if they seem impossible because of your current situation and limitations.

Understand also that this assessment of Caleb following God "wholeheartedly" was not a human assessment. This was the word that God Himself used.

Therefore know that it is not so much what people see you doing on the outside like going to Church or praying on street corners. (Matthew 6:5) What really matters is what God sees in your heart.  

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To develop the Caleb attitude that enabled him to think and say they could conquer the Promised Land even though 10 of the other spies they had gone together with thought it was impossible, you have to begin thinking like a winner because the Bible tells us that "As a person thinks in their heart, so are they". (Proverbs 23:7)

This means that if you think in your heart that you are a grasshopper, you become a grasshopper. You may still have the form of a man or woman on the outside, but on the inside you are a grasshopper who is unable to take on the challenge of fighting a giant.

This grasshopper mentality is very different from the Caleb mentality because if he could think and say that they could conquer the Promised Land, chances are that he did not see himself as a grasshopper.

Therefore know that you have to be very careful about what you think of yourself.
If you find yourself thinking demeaning thoughts about yourself you have to change them and think thoughts that are in alignment with what God says about you. These thoughts that you should think about yourself include: 
I am God's masterpiece created in Christ to do good works which God prepared for me. (Ephesians 2:10)

I am more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ who loves me. (Romans 8:37)

I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)

I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)

I am a light for the world. (Matthew 5:14)

I am complete in God. (Colossians 2:10)

In addition to thinking these positive thoughts from the Bible, you also have to speak them out over yourself so that you can believe them since Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God. (Romans 10:17)

Therefore use Bible verses as your Christian meditations and Christian affirmations so that you can develop a giant mentality.


The Caleb difference that made him have a giant mentality rather than a grasshopper mentality is also seen in David when he faced the challenge of fighting a giant named Goliath.

We see this when King Saul told him, "You are not able to fight Goliath because you are just a youth and he has been a fighter from his youth." (1 Samuel 17:33)

However, since David had a giant mentality for he replied and told the King, "I have killed both lion and bear and this Philistine will be like one of them." (1 Samuel 17:36)

Therefore cultivate your giant mentality by speaking positive confession about yourself that are in alignment with what the Word of God says about you because Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God. (Romans 10:17)  

Another great thing we can learn from David is that his confidence in his ability to fight Goliath the giant was combined with having confidence in God's ability to help him for he said, "The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." (1 Samuel 17:37) 

Therefore emulate David and strengthen your giant mentality by combining faith in your own capabilities to deal with the challenge you are facing with faith in God's ability to help you deal with it effectively and assistance in doing for you what you cannot do for yourself. 

We see God's help in action because when David Took a stone, slung it and struck Goliath on his forehead, the stone sank into Goliath's forehead and he fell on his face. (1 Samuel 17:49) The fact that David's stone sank into Goliath's head even though he was wearing a bronze helmet (1 Samuel 17:5) tells us that the Lord's Arm (Numbers 11:23) was involved in directing and powering the stone that David threw.

Another thing we can learn from David that can help us have a winning giant mentality is to recall our past victories like he did when he said, "The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." (1 Samuel 17:37)

Therefore, when you are facing a gigantic problem, remind yourself of all the other gigantic problems you have faced in your past and say and believe that, "The Lord who delivered me from those problems last year, He will deliver me from these problems today".

If these are the first gigantic problems you are facing, say and believe that, "The Lord who delivered David from the lion and bear and Goliath, He will deliver me from these gigantic problems today" because He is still the same God that we are serving today.

Saying with your mouth as you believe in your heart that the God who helped you or David yesterday is still able to help you today will therefore enable you to face today and all your tomorrows with confidence because you know that the combination of God + You is able to take on any challenges that life may bring.

This saying and believing in God's ability + Your ability will also stop you from demeaning yourself when you are facing gigantic problems because if the Israelites had said and believed that "The Lord who delivered us from the hand of Pharaoh and his army, He will deliver us from the hand of these giants in our Promised Land" chances are they would not have seen themselves as grasshoppers facing giants and refused to fight for their Promised Land. (Numbers 14)

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