Thirty five years ago next month
after undergoing a traumatic,
I was left with a most unwelcome gift,
When I first experienced depression,
I didn't even know what it was.
Aches and pains, yes,
but deep down inside a sensation of utter
hopelessness and despair.
My life changed, for sure it did.
I could no longer handle the load of teaching school.
I ran the gambit of anything that would or possibly could help.
Moving out of town,
finding a church that taught the truth,
being often in God's word,
because of all of these,
with the Holy Spirit working in my heart,
I began to get better.
I started to feel normal again,
not cured completely,
and better was so very wonderful
after all of that suffering.
about this time of the year,
and continuing on until this day,
the depression returned.
I deal with it the same....
no medicine or doctors now,
only God's word and His promises,
trusting Him to sustain me until I see Him face to face.
My husband's patient endurance
and the numerous and beautiful times
"washes me with the word."
I saw this quote from Spurgeon today....
I seized it as a message from heaven.
"Oh that my divine Master would now come
and do what I want to do but cannot,
namely, make every child of God here leap for joy."
(for all believers surely suffer in some way)
I share my heart with you tonight.
Please know that I am most richly blessed.
This is the trial God has chosen for me to get me ready for heaven.
I will not suffer with depression
and I will be able to
leap for joy,
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