151. God Has Not Left You on Your Own

Jesus says in John 16:33, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  And in Deuteronomy 31:6, God says through Moses, “for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

This is great news for those who trust in the Lord. You don’t have to worry that you don’t have enough, can’t measure up, or have no one to go to for help. He holds you in His hand and enjoys having you there.

God has not left you to your own resources, energies, or cleverness. This is a good thing if you find yourself unable to escape from the black box of depression and anxiety.  No matter what the world throws at you, Jesus is greater. He is greater than depression, greater than anxiety, greater than Satan, and greater than all the mistakes you have ever made in your life. Rest in Him. Since I came out of the black box of depression a few years ago, resting in Christ has kept me from going back in.

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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1 Response to 151. God Has Not Left You on Your Own

  1. Robert Farquhar says:

    Great post @ Christmas! Our Lord Emanuel!

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