Sony’s Thoughts: Fighting Depression and Discouragement
“Sometimes when I’m weary, satan wars with my soul to get my mind off of the cross. Then I start fighting battles Christ has already won in a war satan’s already lost.”
It amazes me how many people are plagued by depression. We have so much to be thankful for, yet we quickly allow ourselves to be drawn down to the depths of despair which, in the words of Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables “is to turn one’s back on God.”
Thankfully, I do not often struggle with depression but I do know the feeling of being low and having to fight to get back into the spiritual place I need to be. Sometimes I feel like I spend a large portion of my life fighting that battle but thankfully I have the best Captain any war’s ever had and He has never lost! In fact, in Christ’s army, the only way to lose is to lay down your armor and not fight.
Regardless of why you are discouraged or depressed, I just want to encourage you to keep crying out to God. He loves you and He hears you. You are in a battle but, with God on your side, you will win this war!
(Song quoted at beginning: “He’d Have to Walk Through the Blood” written by Beverly and Kenny Sexton. Sung by the Freemans.)