253. On the Edge of a Great Chasm

ChasmThere was a scene from many years ago when I was so anxious and the tension in my body so great that it felt as if I had two hernias in my groin that were ready to explode.

In meditation, after completing a long run outside, I found myself standing on the edge of a great chasm. The left-hand side was my world; the other side was God’s world. I was surrounded by turmoil where I stood alone and longed for the peace I sensed was on the other side. However, the distance between the two was too great to reach by any means of my own. I realized the only way to get across was to jump into the bottomless chasm and hope God would catch me.

I stood looking across for a long time, debating within myself whether to make the jump or not. If He didn’t catch me, my life was lost. I could hear His invitation to jump – over and over again He encouraged me to jump. He said I could trust Him.  Finally, I jumped and went down, down, down in the endless space, wondering if this was the end of me. After what seemed like a drop of miles and miles, I felt His great hands catch me and gently bring me safely to the other side. I experienced great peace and fell asleep in the chair I was sitting in.

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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