228. The Antidote for Depression

King David was a man after God’s own heart. He also was a man who suffered from acute depression. Take a look at these verses from Psalm 31 that show the depths to which David descended.

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;
my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
my soul and body with grief.
10 My life is consumed by anguish
and my years by groaning;
my strength fails because of my affliction,[b]
and my bones grow weak.

David also knew the way out of depression. Those of us who are depressed should pay heed to his simple antidote.

But I trust in you, Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hands;

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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