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.