How I Overcame Depression – Jesus Culture’s Kim Walker Shares


The enemy comes and tries to fill your mind with lies, he wants you to believe the things that pull you down


Jesus Culture frontwoman, Kim Walker-Smith explains how she used worship as an act of spiritual warfare to help her through her intense battle with postpartum depression and the doubt that came after the loss of her father.

The longtime Jesus Culture frontwoman recently released a live EP with selections from her 2017 hit solo album, On My Side. The powerful album is laced with descriptions of the past four years of Walker-Smith’s life that she says were filled with trial after trial.

“I think one of the greatest tactics of the enemy is to make us think that we’re alone and isolated; and that no one could understand and that we’re the only ones who feel that way. That’s such a lie and I feel like that lie is exposed when we start talking about the things that we’re going through,” Walker-Smith told The Christian Post as she spoke openly about her struggles.

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“When we partner together and cling to each other to work through those things together, pray for each other … that’s how we come out of that isolation, defeat our enemy and pull out of those tough seasons.”

Walker-Smith just wrapped up performing on Chris Tomlin’s “Worship Night in America” tour where she said she witnessed the power of worship. The Oregon native explained how instrumental it was for her to continue declaring God’s goodness during her difficult battle with postpartum depression after her second child and her father’s death.

“The sacrifice of praise is when you choose to worship even when you don’t feel like it. Even when you may not be able to get your mind to a place that you fully believe, you’re still making a choice to worship Jesus and there’s so much power in that,” she explained.

“He shows up and pours out His presence over us and meets us where we are,” Walker-Smith continued. “God honors that sacrifice. Fire always falls on the sacrifice. You bring everything that you have to Jesus and you won’t be disappointed, you won’t be let down. You may not see everything you’re hoping for in that moment but it brings your heart closer to Him and keeps you connected through the journey, through the process.”

As one of the leading worship leaders for this generation, Walker-Smith gave insight into what happens in the spiritual realm when people engage in worship through hard times.

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“It’s powerful when you can declare who God is and sing out who He is in the middle of that storm. It’s warfare against the enemy,” she maintained. “The enemy comes and tries to fill your mind with lies, he wants you to believe the things that pull you down. But when you can speak that out and say, ‘No. This is who God is. This is what God does.’ even if you don’t believe it, it’s still powerful to speak it out and it’s warfare against your enemy. It’s the thing that chases him away and back to the pit.”

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