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This helped me.....

Posted by Sent4 on March 12, 2004, at 7:16:56

Some of you started threads on needing help or asking if anxiety/depression can be healed. BTW, for the first time I am taking Rx for depression.

I am not "over" depression/anxiety yet. But I remembered what I did when I hit emotional bottom and hope it will help someone else.

I got so stressed out (that's another story) I dropped out of activites and lost most of my friends who misunderstood. I plunged (big time) into not just depression but despair. I remember decribing it in my journal as being in a deep, dark pit and not being able to claw my way out. People thought I should "snap out of it." Sorry, tried and it didn't work. I prayed and fasted (I really didn't feel like eating). I felt like my prayers were bouncing back to me. I had never NOT been able to handle stress before. I had never NOT been able to "pray through."

To shorten this story, I didn't actually quit praying for healing or deliverance. But I chose to be patient with myself. Over a time span of 8 years this is what dug me out of despair. I still do this everyday.

I bought a cheap laptop PC. I used the Bible on CD. As I read the scripture, a verse "jumps out" at me. Those who read the Bible will understand what I mean. I saved that verse under a topic/file name like Depression, children, finances, etc. Then I read all the verses saved under that same topic, and they became my prayers when I didn't know the words to pray on my own.

Very slowly I got stronger, but slow was better because it stayed. Remember 8 years has gone by.

This is still working for me. It's daily living for me. I hope this works for someone else. Being depressed makes it hard to remember things, to organize, and to communicate. This notebook-scripture-praying method works for me.




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