Good Morning Friends,
After my post the other day, I have decided that I will be writing a series on depression, anxiety, and things of this nature over the next several months. I will hopefully be starting to post this series in the fall, as it will take much research and prayer. There are so many out there struggling and I hope my story can be an encouragement to your heart that you are not alone. God is with you and I am there to help however I can.
I will also post articles and resources over the next several months that I hope will be a blessing to you. I just feel the Lord leading me in this way and I will be obedient to Him and write this series, praying that He uses it mightily for His glory.
Blessings in Jesus,
I am writing this morning on what God has placed on my heart. I love doing this because I hope that it will minister to someone and tell them that they are not alone in the fight. What am I talking about? I am talking about the major depression and anxiety that I suffer with each day. Yes, some days it is good and some days it is horrible, but my friends I have hope in the Lord Jesus Christ. Many days, He is the only person that keeps me going.
The struggle feels like this: Imagine that you are in the bottom of a pit. There is no rope, no ladder, no nothing to help you out. You are scratching and clawing on the sides, trying to get out but to no avail. This is what my depression feels like many days. It makes me wonder why do I even try? It makes you wonder if there will ever be a way out of it. Why doesn’t someone throw down a ladder to help you up?
Depression is not sin. It does not mean that you need to pray more or have more faith. Depression is a real condition that needs treated by professionals. I thank God for doctors and medication that have helped my depression. If you have depression, seek help and tell others, especially those who are closest to you.
Why do I write this? I hope nobody takes this and uses it against me because I feel I can minister to so many who are in this fight as well. You are not alone. God is with you and will sustain you, even in the darkest of days. I write this because I am willing to put myself on a limb just to help one other person. People have such a stigma about depression but it is very commonplace in our society today.
In closing, I must tell you hang in there. Better days are ahead. Place your trust in God and he will give you peace and joy, when you think it is not possible. I love you all and please feel free to reach out to me if you need help in this fight. I am here to help and support you!
Recent sermon preached from the pulpit of New Life Church of the Nazarene, Blossom, TX on April 8, 2018.