Have you ever seen the picture of a cat looking in mirror and seeing a lion?
I used to be that cat but for a while, I did not see the lion. That’s because I suffered from depression. No one chooses to be depressed. I did not want to be down in the dumps, but depression came so fast, I did not know what to do. Life can change in a minute. I thank God that I am totally healed. .
I am reminded of Romans 8:28: “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose.” And 2Corinthians 1:3-4: “Praise be to the God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receives for God.”
Those are encouraging words from God. We can believe that all things may not be for good but God has promised that it will work out for the good of those who love him. I trusted God’s word and looked to him for healing during my time of depression and guess what? He did heal me.
Today, God is using me as a trained speaker to encourage God’s children about his faithfulness, and to let them know that what he has done for me he can do the same to all who put their hope and trust in Him.
Let me encourage you. I gave myself a gift that I want to share with you and that is “I Refuse to Worry.” This is my personal reminder that I will not walk that road of depression again. Accept that gift from me—Refuse to Worry—and hold onto the word of God in Mathew 6:33-34: Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. And when worry starts to creep in, claim Psalm 46:1: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
May God richly bless you.