I remember in 1999 falling into a state of depression that lasted for about 12 years. I had been working in my chosen profession for about 4 years. The job I had been working at was one in which if you were given a hundred tasks but got one wrong the supervisor would come and speak with you about it. Normally if you took a test and got 99% that would be considered good. But at this place of work that wasn’t enough. Finally, after about 4 years it was more than I could bear at the time. I found myself depressed and could not understand why.
With some processing I was able to understand that some issues throughout my life had played a part in this final blow. My dad began to cheat on my mom when I was about three years old. Although I had nothing to do with this I felt rejected. When playing baseball in the schoolyard I was always one of the last picked on a team. During my high school days when trying out four different sports I was either cut from the team or if chosen never really seen any playing time. When I started my career and it seemed to demand such perfection this was a straw that broke the camel’s back.
I can really relate with individuals in a similar situation. I’m sure you have heard of people that are you so depressed they don’t even shower. I was never at that point but sometimes the simplest tasks could take an entire day.
Finally, about 7 years later I found a book on a discount rack at Walmart. It was a very small book about 3 in by 5 in and around a hundred pages. It was called Healing for Damaged Emotions by David Seamands https://amzn.to/3aFJRuz. David Seamand is a Christian minister with great revelation On how the human soul becomes wounded and how the human soul can be whole again. In 2007 while reading this book, I came across the scripture in 1 John 3:1, See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! It was the beginning of my understanding of who I was in Christ Jesus. And that was the beginning of my healing from depression. It did not happen overnight. In fact, it did take another 5 to 6 years. But the healing did come. I would recommend this book to anybody suffering from any type of emotional distress. In fact, I will put a link in the description so you can get the book if you’re interested https://amzn.to/3aFJRuz.
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