“I am the LORD, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:27, New Living Translation (NLT).
Depression may explain wrong behavior, but it never excuses it. We live in a real world with real problems. How we deal with these problems is up to us. Sometimes we do things while in a state of depression and emotional pain, hoping to find sympathy, and we find none.
If you’re feeling depressed and anxious, do what you must do to get well. Take a day off, take a break, go and scream in the car if you have to, talk to a friend, receive treatment. Do what you must to feel like yourself again. Life can be hard, but you can handle it. With God’s help, you can make right choices.
The enemy will tell you there’s no way out, he will try to convince you that things will never get better, but that is when you must receive the truth of God’s word. He is God, and nothing is too hard for Him. He can help you change. You may not change overnight, but change can take place in your life.
What if the caterpillar became depressed because it wasn’t yet a butterfly? A caterpillar may be how you’ve started, but you are destined to be transformed into a beautiful butterfly. The work that God has started in you, He will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ’s return for you.
Prayer: Father God, only You know how to minister to the deeper parts of me. Thank You for speaking to my heart. I pray that You remove all fear, anxiety and depression from my life and fill me with Your love and grace. I trust You to complete the work You’ve started in me. Help me God to transform into all that You’ve called me to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Philippians 1:6)