294. Believing the Truth

Lies we tell ourselves, rooted in the past, can be devastating in the present. I know of a young boy whose father, always with a notepad, went to all his sporting events. What this father did was write down all the mistakes the boy made and posted them on his bedroom door at home. The boy became a man who believed the lie that he’d never be good enough. He went through three marriages, a long history of lost jobs, and bouts of depression before he finally saw a Christian psychotherapist.

Together they went back to visit the boyhood scenes of a father’s rejection and inserted the truth: “Jesus loves me, this I know; for the Bible tells me so.” Slowly, slowly, the man started to believe the truth instead of the lie, and his life changed 180 degrees.

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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One Response to 294. Believing the Truth

  1. Bob says:

    Been there – Done that. Thank God I now know where those feelings about me really originated.

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