124. The Lord is My Banner

Jehovah Nissi means “The Lord is my banner.” What a wonderful truth this is. Each day as I go out, I go out under the banner of my Lord.

As we are in battle with depression, loneliness, grief, bitterness, loss of a job or spouse, financial struggles, cancer, and so much more, we can choose to be under the banner of God, carried by Jesus Christ, the Commander of the Army of the Lord, encouraged on by the Holy Spirit, and directed by the Father.

This was a very important paradigm for me as I was reaching for stability and has become one of my most effective tools. I was not out there fighting depression on my own: the Lord was my banner. And He is my banner today as the depression that crippled me mentally and emotionally is today a black cloud far away in the sky. And tomorrow if that black cloud comes closer to me, I can win the battle against it with the Lord as my banner. What a wonderful truth!

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 124. The Lord is My Banner

  1. Bill Day says:

    Pat, thanks for sharing. Isn’t it wonderful when a name of God shifts from a conceptual category to an experiential awareness. You now know (spirit, soul, and body) God as your Banner. I believe this is where God wants to take us: to experience deeply who He really is. I suggest everyone read Ephesians 3:17-19 in The Amplified Bible, to confirm this statement. Bro Bill

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