156. Trust God

We need to trust God the most in those things we have least control over. Depression is such a thing.

When I didn’t know how I was going to make it through the next hour, much less the rest of the day and the week ahead, I recited over and over again Jeremiah 29:11.  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I trusted that God would fulfill this promise in my life, though everything I was experiencing with depression said the promise was a lie. A turning point in my life was when I looked back to the times in my life when God saved me physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – and realized I was as good as dead and did not have to please anyone or accomplish anything. It was such a freeing of my soul that I felt the shackles of depression and anxiety lifted from me.

As I trusted Him, I became stronger and more vibrant and started digging my way out of the pit of depression and emerging back into the blessing of tip-top mental health. It was a journey from darkness to light.

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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