Living Depression – November 2, 2011
I was at choir practice yesterday and a woman I have befriended was sharing with me about her daughter who is battling depression. Her husband passed away last year and her daughter took a nose dive and has shut down from really relating to other people and has locked herself up in her room. She sleeps most of the time in the day and reads books in her room all day. She doesn’t move from her room that much and has gained a lot of weight. When I saw her this year, I was disheartened by how changed she was.
Depression is a terrible emotional sickness that manifests itself in ways that eat at the core of a persons self-image. She has lost interest in things she once loved. She is lost and has no drive or motivation to do anything because she is suffering in silence. I called her last weekend to see how she was doing and she sounded very suprised to hear from me. She had shut herself up to such an extent where she no longer pursued relationships with people. Depression shouldn’t be a lifestyle. She is grieving in the only way she knows how and her mother is crying to God for her to get out of it.
She confessed to her mother that the weight she’s gained will make her live on a wheelchair and she has now moved into thinking that it will benefit her to be in a wheelchair because she can claim disability from the government. Do you see how the enemy has now crippled her way of thinking? She is setting herself up to remain in bondage. I will pray for her and I am sharing this story so that people can read this and pray with me too.
“You become what you think” and I don’t want her to become a cripple.
Pray that she overcomes her grief and I will continue to talk to her out of this rut. Her name is ANNA.
Thank you for reading.