Did you know many people suffer from Depression? What is Depression? Here’s the definition below.
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. People with depressed mood can feel sad, anxious,, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, ashamed, or restless.
Depression comes in many forms such as Manic, Postpartum, Bipolar, Psychotic, Situational and Atypical. Most people don’t talk about their depression out of not wanting help or they don’t even realize that they are depressed.
I went to college right out of high school like most kids do. I fell into a major depression because I didn’t know how to cope and fit in. At the time, I didn’t know it was depression. I thought I was just really homesick but came to find out later on that it was a form of depression. Every day after class was over, I would go back to my dorm room and cry for 3-4 hours straight.
I would go and do school work but once that was done, I called my parents for two hours every night then went to bed. I did this every day for a semester. I barely ate anything except for a little bit of pasta, soup, and salad. I would walk every night around campus for an hour. I dropped down to 145 pounds when I started the school year at 195 pounds. I have type two diabetes and so you can imagine the damage I was doing to my body. I was almost like a walking zombie around campus.
It wasn’t until a friend who I didn’t even know that well, had reminded me that even in the darkest of nights…. God is still there. He left me with the verse of Zephaniah 3:17-20 which has become my life verse because of this experience.
I would recite this passage over and over again. I then took to just depending on God to get me through the hardest time in my life. He became my rock and my best friend. It didn’t matter at the time that I had a few friends but I am grateful that they stuck with me even when I didn’t really “see” them because I was so stuck in my depression.
It was like all the air was sucked out of the room or for a better image, more like I was out in the middle of a dark ocean with no light anywhere. Once my friend reminded me that God was still there in the midst of the darkness, it was like a lighthouse guiding me home or a life ring tossed out for me to grab a hold of.
So basically, if you or someone you love is struggling with depression…. please seek help. God doesn’t call for us to live in depression when He came to give us life more abundantly.
I challenge you to go and get help. Seek out the Lord, fall on your hands and knees. God is there even when you feel like it is all dark and quiet around you. He is just waiting for you to reach out and grab your father’s hand. He loves you so much.
I will be praying for you guys. I know what its like and I know it can be hard but just remember that God is the healer. He has a better plan for you than you know.
Your sister in Christ,
My name is Halita Wilson. I am hearing impaired and have been since I was 2 and half years old. I do not let my impairment stop me from living my life. I got saved when I was 6 1/2 years old. My family has moved around all my life due to my father being in the military for 17 years.
We have lived in Arizona, South Carolina, Florida, New York, Illinois, Maryland (Currently), Virginia.
I rededicated my life at 23 years old. I am a part time author, photographer. I also teach sign language on youtube. I run a ministry of my own which is The DROP which means Driven Right On Prayer ministry.
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