250. Hurricane

natalie-grant-hurricaneNatalie Grant, a Christian singer/songwriter, wrote a song that came out of her experience with depression following the birth of her third child.

The lyrics say that when the rain comes, “Call His name,” and “He’ll find you in the hurricane” To me, the rain is the onset of depression and the hurricane is full-blown depression.

I had not previously used the metaphor of  depression being like a hurricane, but that surely explains the experience. You’re not in control of what’s happening to you and are thrown about by hurricane-like winds that render you helpless and in constant turmoil. in my depression, I couldn’t even pray. All I could do was call out to Jesus, and He found me in the hurricane and held my hand until my healing finally came.

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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