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

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 48. The Horror of Depression and an Antidote

  1. Robert Farquhar says:

    Hear this message. God’s word is reassuring!

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