Has Depression Robbed You of Your Purpose in Life?

Have you been suffering from depression, isolating yourself from others? Matthew shares today the struggles that he has been going through. God says are trials are only for a season, just a little while. When you are going through depression or any chronic disease, it may seem forever. God is patiently waiting for you to take your eyes off yourself and focus on Him. Please share Matthew’s story with someone that you want to help today! Thank you

Recently I have been in a rut with depression and haven’t been able to shake it. The loneliness that you feel inside is debilitating and hinders us from any productive walk with God and family and friends. I remember back in the day, when I was addicted to all kinds of drugs and alcohol, I would yell at God. That was how I prayed because I didn’t have a relationship with him. I would say things like, ” Why am I here, God”? Is this all that I am Good for?” I would constantly say that other people had all these material things and that their life was going great, but I was dealt a crappy hand!!!! Do you notice anything wrong with what was just written? Did you see all of the “I’s” that were there? Not once did I say, “God, what can I do for you? How can I help someone else today by showing your love? The biggest problem with depression is only looking at ourselves ALL the time.

First, we need to unlock our heart’s doors so God can come in and set up a table for His Holy Spirit. We need to place all of our problems, worries, struggles, and fears at His feet, cleaning our plate, so to speak, then ask God how we can help others. When we go out and help others, we are doing what Jesus did and what God is asking us all to do, and that is to LOVE THY NEIGHBOR! After we have done this and gone out to help others, we can literally feel the Holy Spirit lifting us up. We have broken the devil’s chain that binds us to our dungeon at home. This gets us out of ourselves to have that great walk with God. I challenge you today to get off the couch and or bed and set out to do one single solitary act today. Pray and ask God for the strength to rise up and leave that place of darkness. That one good thing is the perfect first step toward a better life, and if it’s anything like what I’ve been experiencing, God will stack your day with more and more good things to keep you going. God bless you all, and have a wonderful first day out!

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭121:1-3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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