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.

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6 thoughts on “Living Depression – November 2, 2011”

  1. Hi Sherline,

    I enjoyed reading this post. It was definitely on point. Depression can be a symptom of another illness, or it can be caused by a situation you find yourself in at a particular time. In that instant, it is called, “Situational Depression.” Then, there are those who become “Clinically Depressed.” Whatever the cause, as you said, “It is a terrible emotional sickness.” Your concern for Anna, speaks volumes about your character! She is in a very dark place right now. However, God’s word says, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” I will pray with you, that the light of the Lord will shine into her heart, soul and mind.

    I suffer from depression as a result of suffering from a chronically painful neurological syndrome, RSD. I was encouraged by the Scripture you added at the end of your post. I added this Scripture to an article I recently posted on my blog. This was my first visit to your blog, and I will visit again. You are doing an excellent job! God bless you!

    Paulette

    1. Thank you Paulette for sharing so much wisdom regarding the topic of Depression. I truly appreciate your prayers regarding Anna, I need all the prayer warrior help I can get. You shed light to situational depression (which I haven’t heard of before) and clinical depression that was really informative and I thank you for that. I will also pray for you too because it two or more are gathered in His name, He (The LORD) is in our midst so I will pray for you by proxy. Thank you for visiting my blog and stay blessed and comforted by the Lord in all that you do. :D

      1. You truly touched my heart, I say as I’m fighting back the tears. I really appreciate you touching and agreeing with me in prayer. That means so much to me. I know God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that I can even ask or think. I’m waiting on Him.

        Take care.

        Paulette

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