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

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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