About 6 years ago, I went through the hardest time in my life. It started with a simple thought of worrying about something. The more I dwelt on it, the more it grew and grew into full blown anxiety/depression/hoplessness/fear. I couldn’t go shopping, ride in a car, lay down in bed, etc. without feeling panicky like my heart would explode. I had so much anxiety building up in my chest, it hurt. I even thought I was going to lose my mind.
The depression wasn’t any better. I hated waking up in the morning because sleep was the only relief I had from my negative feelings. Fear had gripped me so tight I felt hopeless. I asked God,
“What did I do to deserve this!”
I felt so alone in my pit.
I sought the Lord diligently with my whole heart. I cried out to Him for relief and devoured the Bible searching for any glimpse of hope. The Lord replied to me one day,
“This too will pass.”
I held so tightly to that word, especially during my low days. It was my glimmer of hope. Day by day, God did heal me. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t overnight by any means. However, it was little by little, day by day.
If you can relate to what I’ve written, know that God is greater than any sorrow you are going through. He wants us to cling to Him during the trials in our life. I promise you, if you run to Him as your refuge, He will deliver you too! He will heal you day by day, little by little. Trust Him!