I do not believe in coincidences, but believe firmly that everything that happens in our lives is either ordered or allowed by a personal Savior who loves us and wants what is best for us. In the last 4 years that I have suffered from severe depression and anxiety as the result of a traumatic experience, God has used it to give me compassion for people that I could not have gained any other way. Through this tragedy and hardship I have been drawn closer to Him and have been waiting (albeit not always patiently) for deliverance. I am taking anti-depressants and hormones to battle the anxiety. It seems as if the depression has come as a result of the medication for my anxiety. In the last few weeks God led me to your website and I was more than willing to do anything you said because I was at a point of desperation and near hopelessness. I immediately implemented the steps and haven't had a bad day since I started. That is the longest I have gone in a VERY LONG time. One thing I have learned through this experience is that God wants me not only to pay attention to my spiritual being, but He needs me to take good care of my physical being. I was not doing that! Now I am eating right and making exercise a priority, whereas before I was not because I didn't feel I had the time (mom of three young boys, wife, leader at my church, blah, blah, blah, they were all excuses). God tells us that our body is a temple and I was not treating it as such. You have shed light on that for me and I am ever so grateful. Although I do not want to go back and replay the last four years of my life, I wouldn't trade the lessons I have learned for all of the money in the world. But I would be lying if I said I wasn't excited to see what this next chapter in my life holds as I close the book on depression thanks to your ministry to me. I am indebted to God for leading me to your research, and keep in mind that your suffering was NOT in vain. Without it I would not be standing here writing this with a smile on my face, a song on my lips and peace in my spirit. Thank you so very much!
Meredith!! Thanks for sharing!! You made my night!! :) Blessings to you on your journey towards complete surrender and joy. He has risen!
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