Able to bless others through my own journey with depression

9th Jun 2021

Answered Prayer #15830

I have battled with depression for all of my adult life. At my worst I wouldn't get out of bed for days on end. I prayed for God to take away the pain, the misery, the feelings of failure and self-loathing. I didn't want to live like this anymore. God didn't take away my depression, but He gave me strength to get through each day. When I finally understood that I was forgiven for the times I had messed up, I realised that God could use my experience of depression to help others who are experiencing mental ill-health. God didn't answer my prayer in the way I expected (or even wanted). Rather, He turned something bad into something good. Now, my depression is under control with medication and counselling, and I am able to support others who are struggling.

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