19. The Spiritual: A Poem from June 23, 2006

I wrote this poem about one week after I reached the most horrific stage of depression – a 1 and was terrified that I was heading into a pit so deep that I would never get out. I am absolutely amazed that I have come so far

from this terrible, terrible time.

 Tell Me It’s All Right

Lord Jesus, put Your arms around me

And tell me it’s all right.

Save me out of this terrible depression

For Yourself.

Give me the direction for my life,

And I will follow it.

Remove from me the need for any medication

And be the only One I need for healing.

Let me be a testimony to Your mercy and power

Telling the story that You and only You are sufficient.

Fill me with Your Holy Spirit,

So I can serve You and Your creation.

Lord Jesus, let my one question always be,

“How may I serve You here?”

And this has come true as I write this now, except that I am still on maintenance medication because my situational depression turned into clinical depression, and I yet have an imbalance of brain chemicals that could pitch me into depression without notice. I still pray that one day I will be without medication, as the poem asks, but that may not happen, and I am OK with where I am right now.


About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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One Response to 19. The Spiritual: A Poem from June 23, 2006

  1. Jack Harrold says:

    I’ve known Patrick for the past several years. During this time I’ve been a witness to his miraculous recovery. He is truly an example of God’s awesome power to help overcome depression.

    May God be with you and/or anyone that you know of that is currently struggling with depression.

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