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

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 151. God Has Not Left You on Your Own

  1. Robert Farquhar says:

    Great post @ Christmas! Our Lord Emanuel!

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