People think depression is sadness, crying or dressing in black. That’s not the core of what depression is. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. You wake up in the morning just to go back to bed again. When you’re depressed it feels like you’re walking through peanut butter. Life moves extremely slow and it seems as if time is standing still. It’s like being in a glass elevator in the middle of a crowded mall; you see everything and would love to join in, but the door won’t open so you can’t.
Let me just tell you what I wish someone would have told me when I first started struggling with depression. I wish someone would have told me that this wasn’t the way my story was going to end. When I was depressed, everyone seemed so focused on what I was going through that they forgot to tell me that I was going to get through it. They forgot to tell me that I wasn’t going to be stuck in this pit of despair for the rest of my life.
If you are currently struggling with depression, let me just tell you that this isn’t the way your story is going to end! There is a light at the end of the tunnel and His name is Jesus!