Defeating depression..

Firstly if you’re facing depression know that you are not alone. In fact 1 in 10 adults deal with depression. We are told medication is one of the treatments. Instead, I believe identifying what caused you to have a sudden turn in life would definitely help you to cope. Why do you feel isolated, maybe alone, or what about unworthy. Do you feel hopelessness? Are you having a loss of interest or pleasure in activities? You could possibly be facing depression and not even know it but I’m here to tell you, you can & will overcome this battle.

The beginning of the year I faced depression silently. This was a stage I’d never encountered. All of a sudden I felt unpretty, unworthy, unorganized, I mean you name every negative feeling that was me. I didn’t want to do anything but stay in and hide me. It was this one day I sat and was fed up. I opened my Bible and what I saw could possibly change my life. Here was a verse of many meanings that read:

“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”
‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Do you see how powerful this verse reads? Humble yourself, pray, seek God & turn from evilness, he will restore you! Wow! All along I thought I was living right until I encountered a bumpy road. It had been months since I’ve went to church, I was coping with the lost of my Aunt, life was passing me by and I was ignoring the one I once relied on (the word).

It was in that moment I realized I was off track and my first step was to identify what was the cause. You see I never took time to grieve, I also dealt with rejection, plus losing my job, & now my faith. I began to be so sad in life, I hid my feelings from my family I didn’t want them to be concerned. My bills were behind, life surely just knocked the wind out of me but guess what? Even though life was beginning to defeat me I got up and defeated it.

The first step was for me to get back involved in church so I reached out for one on one ministry to better align myself. Since I’ve been getting help I’ve now identified certain barriers in life I had no idea I was facing like abandonment & breaking generational curses. I have such a heart of relief now. I thought years ago I was healing instead my healing is now in progress.

“Healing to heal others”

I’m beyond proud of myself for taking these steps in life but most importantly knowing I had others who genuinely love me as I am (Family) made things much easier. Just to think of who I was in the past has now paved the way for who I’m now becoming.

Listen it’s okay to not be okay & it’s also okay if you don’t have it all put just as of yet. I thank God for another opportunity at life to walk in the path he’s set specifically for me. I’m smiling more, I’m praying more, I’m studying more, I’m living more for me. Now that I’ve tuned the world out I figure this time is for me. I hope & pray if you’re facing anything that life is throwing you too will overcome.

Remember your season is not their season and their season will surely not be yours. Remain humble in all things. Good things take time and good people remain patient.

It’s time to flourish and be free! I sense Freedom for you, I sense Restoration for you, I see Peace stored upon you, you will Win in the end!

This next season I owe God everything!”

By Courtney Dillard

Woman of faith, power, strength, dignity. Lover of Christ. Compassionate with inspiring. I hope to shine the light of truth and encourage others so that we can all glorify God in everything we do.

2 comments

  1. But God!! Such a beautiful & inspiring post. Depression is truly invading lives. But good God has given us power to conquer depression and other mental health issues only if we believe. I’m so very happy and proud that you now know and able to call that spirit (depression) for what it is and conquer it with the word of God, that you obviously have built a foundation upon. Continue to allow God to use you on this platform. Many lives will be changed because of you🙏🏼❤🙌🏼

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    1. Thanks for your words, you always know how to shine light through any situation. I’m happy I’ve now identified the barrier so I can work on myself from here on out. Love you genuinely ❤️

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