I thought it was time I shared a deeply personal, earth-shattering confession: I have a major obsession with office supplies and an even bigger obsession with planners in particular. I love planners and calendars; the problem is I also find many of them quite overwhelming. So many sections! So many accessories! So many choices! Erin Condren, Kate Spade, the Happy Planner, Lilly Pulitzer, academic planners, mom planners, family calendars, etc., etc., etc. I really can’t keep up! Yet, I can’t stay away either.
A friendly disclaimer: I am neither scholar nor theologian, but I will be sharing my personal experiences with faith, Christianity, and depression in this post.
If you are not a person of faith, this post may be of no interest to you. Or maybe it will, depending upon your willingness to keep an open mind and ignore the voices that tell you God cannot be real. I don’t know. You are free to make that determination for yourself.
You have been warned!
When I was ensnared in the depths of my major depression, I struggled to maintain what little bit of my faith remained. After experiencing a life-altering event, severe depression, and, perhaps, some slightly questionable preaching, my faith was completely shattered.
In this post, I would like to share three tips that helped me stay connected to God even as I experienced my crisis of faith. It’s been a long road and my journey is not complete, but I am thankful that God is true to his word – he did not abandon me; he did not forsake me.
I hope that these tips can help those who may be struggling to keep their faith as they work at defeating the destructive force that is depression.