48. The Horror of Depression and an Antidote

Although this passage from Isaiah 21 is not about depression, from my experience I immediately identify with it as such. Make sure to continue reading, for an antidote to this horror is found on the next page.

 3 At this my body is racked with pain,
   pangs seize me, like those of a woman in labor;
I am staggered by what I hear,
   I am bewildered by what I see.

4 My heart falters,
   fear makes me tremble;
the twilight I longed for
   has become a horror to me.

 If you are a believer in God, then this passage from Psalm 40 offers a promise that you can trust Him to deliver you from depression. But always remember, healing is a combination of body, soul, and spirit. Though God can deliver divine healing, He also is the one who created psychiatrists and psychotherapists, as well as made available the tools used by the body, soul, and spirit to master depression. Psalm 40 did not bring me immediate relief from depression, but a seed of hope was planted that bloomed later. I learned I could trust Him.

 1 I waited patiently for the LORD;
   he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
   out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
   and gave me a firm place to stand.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
   a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the LORD
   and put their trust in him.

About Patrick Day

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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One Response to 48. The Horror of Depression and an Antidote

  1. Robert Farquhar says:

    Hear this message. God’s word is reassuring!

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