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http://makse.com/?kremel=chat-dating-advice&2ca=bb I was depressed for years, but didn’t recognize it as such. When I did start facing reality, I then had to battle through the lies I began to hear.
- If I struggle with depression, then I must be doing something wrong.
- Depression is sinful; I must have an idol in my life which I cling to more than God.
- If I am depressed, I must not be experiencing God enough…or He must not be enough for me.
- Good Christians are not depressed. I should not be depressed.
While I certainly had and have many areas of sin in my life, I slowly began to realize that my depression was not a direct result of something I was doing wrong. It was not a spiritual depression. I was walking in dependence on God with a regular, deep diet of His Word, and experiencing the ministry of the Spirit in my moments.
opzioni binarie con leva finanziaria 400 My depression was real but it was not my fault. It is most definitely affected by many moves, many childbirths, and my family history of chemical depression.
After making several appointments — then canceling them when I chickened out — I finally sought help and accepted my reality. I got on medication and felt better within days.
It’s been over a year since I took that first blue and white pill, and this past winter I weaned off the meds after the one year mark. God used the medicine to get me back on my feet and allow me the emotional and physical energy to strive for a healthy place.
Psalm 143 has been a great comfort to me throughout my journey. In this Psalm King David speaks of a great darkness of soul. The record of his journey gave me great hope that I was not alone…
For the enemy has pursued my soul. He has crushed my life to the ground. He has made me sit in darkness like those long dead. Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled. — Psalm 143:3-4 ESV
David also provided a great example of how to cling to God — my refuge, hope, and deliverer!
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. … Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord! I have fled to you for refuge! For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life! In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble! — Psalm 143:8-9, 11 ESV
I’m not here to suggest all of you with dark days should go take a pill; I am here to tell you that you are not alone and that you need not be afraid of seeking help. Depression doesn’t mean that you’ve sinned. It doesn’t need to be something you are ashamed of, and it can eventually be something God will use in your life to minister to other ladies who are stuck in the same dark pit.
Do you struggle with depression? Have you bought in to the lies of depression? I’d love to chat with you in the comments.
For more information on this sensitive subject see our Beyond Weariness (On Depression in Women) Page. You can find the link here.