272. The Lord is My Shepherd

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”  – Psalm 23:4

Major depression is the valley of the shadow of death; or rather I should say it is worse than death. Just ask anyone who has had this deep, deep depression, and they will tell you they longed for death to end the pain. It was that way with me. Only when I experienced that Jesus was with me in the pain, did I let go of the fear I would never get better.  It still took four years before I exited from the black box of acute pain and suffering, but after the first year, I took hope that His rod and staff comforted me. God is good – all the time.

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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