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If you have ever battled with anxiety or depression, you know the darkness that I am talking about. Sometimes it sneaks in slowly, over time, and you don’t even realize it. Sometimes you are just going about your happy day and then one little thing- a broken glass, a harsh word from someone you love, a bad phone call, or literally nothing at all- and there it is. Sliding over your heart and mind.
To be honest, there are days that it scares me. That I have feared it will swallow me up. There are times where I feel like I am literally on the edge, and it makes no sense. You can have a good life and still be depressed. You can have a beautiful home and loving family, and still be depressed. You can love Jesus and still be depressed. In fact, I would say that this is one of the number one ways that the enemy attacks believers, especially those in ministry.
But Jesus. The two most beautiful words. But Jesus gave me something yesterday and I feel this overwhelming need to share it with the world, in case it helps someone else to just hold on. Psalm 139: 10-12 says:
Jesus will not let the darkness swallow you up. He is light, and even the darkest darkness is not dark to Him. He is holding you, though there may be days that you can’t feel Him. Sometimes all that you can do is cling to Him and His promise and trust that He cares for you. You don’t have to create your own light. Jesus is enough.