167. August 21, 2006

I had just returned from a family reunion in Fargo, North Dakota, and was in such a deep depression that I could only cry out to the Lord, and He led me to Psalm 73.

23 Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.

I penned these words in my journal:

“Lord God, You are the main character in the play; all the rest of us are the supporting cast. You are the bright shining star. All else in the world – people, places, things, circumstances, events – is the shadowland. Be Thou my one true love, my Lord, my keeper.” And I was comforted.


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 167. August 21, 2006

  1. Robert Farquhar says:

    Awesome account.

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