God’s plan for you is not only that you be strong and be full of peace but that you have joy and full assurance that He will never leave you nor forsake you. Satan is after your joy. He does not want you to have joy because he knows that the joy of the Lord is your strength.
The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.” Psalms 119:130
No matter what you are going through in your life right now God wants you to be joyful. Satan is the one who is trying to depress you, and discourage you. He wants you to isolate yourself from people who speak the truth. He wants you to be weak which is the opposite of having joy. He wants you to be vulnerable to temptation. He basically wants to keep you in the dark.
It’s amazing how we equate darkness with depression. We describe a room as dark and depressing. Satan wants not only to consume your mind with darkness but also your surroundings.
If Satan has harassed you with depression, hopelessness, anxiety, fear, etc., then that’s a sure sign that you have given him way more access to your mind than you’ve given to God. You have to deliberately feed your mind with more truth than you’ve ever done before because the “the entrance of God’s word brings light”. And when the light goes on in your mind you will begin to see that Satan is a liar. He’s the one telling you that it’s hopeless. He’s the one filling your mind with guilt, condemnation, self-pity over what’s been done to you. The more light you receive the stronger and stronger and stronger you become and you are able to defeat the lies in your mind.