I’d like to introduce you to a friend of mine. His name is Depression. I didn’t like being around him, but he dropped in whenever he felt like it.
Over time, I began feeling like the little bird in this picture. I was barely keeping my balance and felt very alone even when I wasn’t. Depression made it difficult for me to see clearly; my eyes were closed.
But I didn’t give up. My belief in God gave me hope. I can see now that it is hope for the future that moved me onto the road to recovery. I also began following the advice of a friend who told me to just “take one day at a time.”
You might be amazed to learn how many people struggle with depression. It’s very likely that one day you’ll meet someone who is also going through a tough time. Because you‘ve “been there,” you’ll be able to encourage this person and give them hope for the future, too.
You are probably wondering why I called Depression my friend. It’s because being able to help someone through something you have gone through is a true blessing. God has given you the opportunity to be a part of His response to someone’s prayer.
Jesus said, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” So please take care and be kind when an opportunity to be a blessing to someone presents itself. And don’t forget to make your family and friends a priority in your life. You will not regret it.