Hey there! Welcome if you are new & welcome if you’ve been here previously. Some of you may know this, while others may not. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I thought this would be a great time to share my journey through depression. I will occasionally share this story and of course do not want to overwhelm you with one part of my life. God really took me from the valley and created a whole new person.
*If depression or mental health topics are hard for you to read, just stick around until the end of the next paragraph 🙂
God sees where you are and absolutely adores you. You may not see a way out of the journey you are on, but He does. He sent His one and only son, Jesus to die for all of our sins. He doesn’t want you to suffer. His arms are wide open to you because He loves you oh so much. He has called you by your name ❤
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me life down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.Psalm 23 NIV
A Recent Revelation
2022 –> 3.5 years of knowing God, joyful, life giving, so many wonderful friends
2017 –> suicidal, depressed, anxious, sad, self harm, no friends
He turns graves into gardens. It is amazing to see what He’s done in the past 3.5 years. I am finally stand-in ton my two feet only because of His grace. I am in a season of listening to what He is calling me to. Most recently, He has been waking me up early and putting the desire of reading His Word (aka the Bible) first thing before I do anything else.
How this has happened…
I could go on and on about how this has happened, but to put it plainly it resulted from people who spoke life into me and God moments.
Back in 2017 I was not following God. I thought my life was practically over even though I had just graduated from high school. I was in a season of life that was filled with feeling super lonely and worthless. I refused to take any medication that could help the depression and what I was experiencing.
In 2018, I was still experiencing depression, but it wasn’t as bad as 2017. My friend asked if I wanted to go to church and I said yes. That yes ultimately changed the trajectory of the rest of my life. God met me at that church service by showing me a memory from when I was younger and in the hospital (I had no memory of what I went through). I was hooked and wanted to learn more about this whole christianity thing. I started attending church regularly.
In 2019, God placed Godly women into my life and found the church I call home still to this day. 2019 was the year that the depression and everything else that I was experiencing went away. At first, I didn’t realize the depression had gone away. But it did and I no longer had any thoughts, anxiety, sadness,
Since I have been connected to an amazing community through church, I have grown tremendously. My heart is so full and I am so thankful to where God has placed me. I am working on trusting that His plan is better than mine. In reality, it is. I am so excited to continue sharing what He places on my heart.
In a challenging season??
If you find yourself in a challenging season, lean into Him. He will help you through His Word. His Word is the truth and what we all need to be hearing daily. In His Word, you will find that He sent His one and only son to die for your sins. He loves you so much. This world can be very overwhelming and confusing. When we seek Him, He will help us in every way that we need.
Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.Psalm 28:6-7 NIV
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