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

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 167. August 21, 2006

  1. Robert Farquhar says:

    Awesome account.

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