DEPRESSION

depression’s footprints, whose are they?

Today I want to encourage you if you are struggling with depression. Depression is no respecter of age, gender, race, education, income, or beliefs. There is much confusion surrounding the subject of depression, medication being one of them. While medication can clear our “foggy” minds and is necessary sometimes for some, it is seldom the total answer to long-term improvement. We need to work on those issues that have contributed to our illness, not just treat the symptoms like trying to cover a major wound with a flimsy band-aid.

Besides own footprints are usually all over our depression.

footprints

footprints

 

I never experienced a period of depression myself where there wasn’t something I needed to address, somewhere I needed to change. I’ve learned to never sugar coat my own struggles.I try not to put the responsibility for my mood on someone else or some circumstance. While they may contribute, it’s still up to me to do the hard work of getting better.

Depression does not have to defeat us. God was faithful to me during those dark days, doing what only He could do, but He also required me to do what only I could do.

 

What God can't do.

What God can’t do.

You are not alone in your darkness. God is with you, shining a light for you to climb out of your pit. You just need to put one foot in front of the other.

light along our path

light along our path

 

God bless and I hope you have a good day.