This blog should be useful to everyone but especially important to those who are depressed, who keep dwelling on the awful things of their past and worrying about the terrible things that might happen in the future. STOP!
You can only live in the present. Keep telling yourself this over and over. The present is the only realm in which you can act and react, your only arena of reality. The past is clouded by
the colored filter you see it through; the future is a visionary world that most often does not happen as you see it.
Forget your past; leave your future in God’s hands; be satisfied with the present, no matter what that moment contains, because you know that whatever that moment has, it contains – in that instant – God’s eternal plan for you. You are safe in His hands and safe nowhere else.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Matthew 6:25
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you. Isaiah 41: 10 & 13
In the depths of my depression, I drank of these verses like a man dying of thirst. It was hard for me to stop regurgitating the past, but I finally did. It was hard for me not to worry about the future, but I finally did. God took me by the hand and led me through the black box of depression.