Friday, June 13, 2014

Even in Dark Places

Depression is real. 

Depression can swallow a person whole and when it finally spits them out - they aren't the same.

Being sad is just a part of life. An emotion we all deal with - but when sadness turns to darkness - it's extremely hard to get out. No one choses to be depressed, it like a tunnel you start to walk down and before you know it the light behind you is very dim. The longer you are in the dark - the more adjusted your eyes get too - and then it doesn't seem so bad, silence becomes your friend, and that cold feeling you once had - you've now acclimated to. 

Depression is lonely, but then there comes a point where being alone makes sense. You tell yourself that no one else should have to suffer through your misery - no one else should have to be burdened with your pain. You convince yourself that where you are, is best for everyone. 

Depression is exhausting. Depression sucks the very life out of you. Everything is hard, it all takes so much effort. Getting up, getting dressed, eating, going somewhere - even talking becomes a chore. It's if the world has become so heavy, and you just don't have the strength to even try. 


The bible reminds us time and time again that you are never too far from Jesus. That He is as close as the mention of His name. That even in the dark places He is there. Even at your weakest He is strong. And no matter how different you feel - the transforming power of Jesus - can help you. 

Yes, you may still battle hard days, but you are never alone. 

Even if I am afraid and think to myself, 
“There is no doubt that the darkness will swallow me, 
the light around me will soon be turned to night,” 
You can see in the dark, for it is not dark to Your eyes.
 For You the night is just as bright as the day.
 Darkness and light are the same to Your eyes.
Psalm 139:11-12

*If you feel this way, there are professional people to help you. Your pastor, your doctor, or even a friend. Asking for help is not easy (no one wants to admit they have a kryptonite) - but let me tell you friend - it is worth it! Getting help doesn't make you weak - getting help makes you strong! 

*If I can pray for you - please let me know! It is my privilege to hold you up in prayer!