I never thought Christians got depressed, but I am a Christian and I have been struggling with depression. I feel as though my whole life is going south, and it's all my fault.
Instead of focusing on my many blessings, or the positive things I've done, my mind is full of condemnation and regrets. I hate looking in the mirror and seeing how deformed I've allowed my body to become, I hate living in poverty because of the poor choices I've made, and those are only a couple of the many things I've been hating about myself lately.
Unfortunately, I cannot turn back the clock and undo the damage I've done, nor can the continuous replaying of negative tapes in my head change one thing. So what to do?
Philippians 4:8 says, "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."
With that exhortation in mind, I have set this up as a personal blog to help raise me out of the doldrums. Whether I post daily or not, my intention is to find 365 positive things to write about as I look for glimpses of God's grace throughout my day.