Depression is like gravity
Every second of every day
A pull towards unhappiness
A draining away of energy
You get tired of fighting it
One day it seems impossible to get out of bed
Colors leach out of the world
You feel unattached from life
Like a ghost haunting your own body
Thoughts feelings memories swirl around a theme of dissatisfaction
Hopelessness and despair flank you everywhere
Depression is like gravity you can leap up but it takes so much out of you
The above poem describes my battle against depression which began in 2005 as a result of divorce. As a single father I felt like a failed dad and a lousy Christian. Once I realized that I could not just ‘shake it off’, I tried counseling and medication. For some, that might be enough.
I eventually I turned to my faith. Forgiving my ex wife and myself made a huge difference. The joy of Lord is my strength. I became a God chaser. Intimacy with Jesus brings healing that goes deeper than any therapy or medication. Deep into your soul.
Today my heart is filled joy. I encourage others to find lasting peace with God. The trick is to find someone who has been through depression and come out the other side. Where there is Life, there is always Hope!