183. Life in Depression

What does one do when depression is unrelenting and ongoing, month after month, year after year? How does one live life in depression?

After a couple years of terrible suffering and a hope that I would be struck dead by a large truck swerving into my lane on the highway, I finally came to my senses. This was no way to live. I needed something else.

That something else was Jesus Christ. I knew He was already my Savior but didn’t realize He was also the One who could heal me. When that awakening came, I held onto Him, like a man whose body is halfway down a great pit clings to the only branch that keeps him from sliding to the bottom.

My evening prayer became: “Be Thou by me, even as a mother sits by the bedside of her ailing child through the long night. Only be Thou nearer to me, even in my very soul, and watch over the world of my dreams.” I still pray that before turning in for the night and feel great peace that He is right there with me.

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 183. Life in Depression

  1. Bill Day says:

    I’m not on Facebook but I give a thumbs-up “like” to this blog. I agree that we need Jesus as much as you depicted so graphically. Sometimes it takes dire situations for us to realize that truth.

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