I'm a dreamer at heart and often I like to fly by the seat of my pants.

I suffer from depression and have for most of my life. I am no longer willing to stay silent about it. My hope is to share with others about this disease so they might understand it a bit better.

"I dare to believe!"

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Depression: Under His Wings

Depression: “Under His Wings”

From the darkness into the light…

Often people who are going through depression describe it as being in the “darkness”, “dark hole”, “dark pit”, “clouds of darkness” etc.  I also have described depression in this way.

During a recent bout of depression, one of the longer bouts that I’ve had in quite some time I might add. I was sitting in church service one evening and it seemed my mind was jumping from one thought to the next, poorly attempting to relate what I was hearing, to my life in general.  "Blips" of my depression would pop up here and there and I found it very difficult to focus, (which is a common thing to happen during depression).

I sat there feeling the “darkness” hovering and trying to relate to something so it wouldn't feel so heavy and hopeless. Then my favorite scriptures came to my mind once again. At that point I had a vision within my mind of me under the protective wings of God, like an Eagle that would protect its young under its wing.

I seen myself under “His Wings” pulled close to His heart. It was dark, but it was comforting and I felt very safe.  I could glimpse out through His feathers at times, seeing the light and I knew within me when the time was right I would step back out into the light when my heart, mind and soul could face the world again.

I want to try and keep that vision and hold it close... and if another time of depression happens, my hope is that I can recall this vision of myself under His wings, close to His heart as He protects and heals me, ready for the next time to take flight.

Please take time to view this video I recently produced, 
I hope you will be Blessed....

Psalm 91 (New Living Translation)

 1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
      will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
 2 This I declare about the Lord:
   He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
      he is my God, and I trust him.
 3 For he will rescue you from every trap
      and protect you from deadly disease.
 4 He will cover you with his feathers.
      He will shelter you with his wings.
      His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful image and one of my favourite psalms. It's reassuring to know that God does have us safe under his wings.


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