I thought maybe we could all add a personal note on how we all deal with those days, or weeks, when we just can't seem to get our heads above water...
As Christian women, we have a benefit that others don't... We have the Lord, the Holy Spirit comforting us and giving us strength during the times when Satan is attacking us. And I won't sugar coat it... That's where depression comes from... The enemy.
I won't go into a great length about my past, but I spent nearly 2 years of my life dealing with a severe depression from the ages of 18-20. I had gone through a break up with the guy I thought I was going to marry... Looking back, I can see how his sweet talking ways were just that... SWEET TALK... Talk is cheap... I was beginning to suffer from severe migraines and chronic fatigue syndrome...I had basically started sleeping during the day and staying up at night because of the medication I was taking. My whole physical system was out of whack... But, praise the Lord... He brought me through the whole ordeal. I hate thinking back on those several years... I detest them.
I know life is a journey and not all of it is roses and butterflies... But I can honestly say, that if I hadn't gone through that dark time in my life, I wouldn't be what I am today.
The Lord nudged me through it all and taught me so very much about my spiritual importance. Even though I didn't get the one I thought I was supposed to marry at the time, I learned that God always has something BETTER. ...He has grown me tremendously and keeps teaching me and guiding me each day.
So...can we each list something that helped/helps you get through the depressing times in your life? I know we all have something to share. : )