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

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 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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