Depression is not a choice.

Too many suffer in silence.

In a war with myself.

I have a black dog.

It won’t leave me alone.

I’m tired of fighting myself.

Trying my best to live.

A lifelong battle with myself.

Will I ever make it?

Its OK to not feel OK

I am not my anxiety.

Mental issues have no color.

I will be OK someday.

Life is tough, I’m tougher.

A day at a time.

Recovery is not always straightforward.

With support I get stronger.

Your story is not over.

Fix my eyes on God.

I’m starting to make progress.

My soul longs after God.

The Bible records raw emotion.

Not all of the experiences of Bible heroes are joyful or instant. Psalm chapters 42 and 43 are the honest expressions of a man of faith, despairing and depressed. His despair did not make him any less loved by God or a man of faith.

His circumstances did not change.

He did.

APPLICATION: Many people facing depression are ashamed or afraid to ask for help. Others shrug off their symptoms and end up suffering in silence. Contrary to some misconceptions, depression is neither inevitable nor is it a character flaw. People with depression often get these ideas because of the feeling of guilt caused by the illness. Depression is a real health problem for which help is available. But you must be aware of it and know how to ask for help. Find help here…

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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 27 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 38 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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