Jerry built a fire in the wood burner this morning so it’s nice and cozy in here. I should be feeling better. I’d like to write a cheerful post but how can I when I’m not feeling cheerful? In addition to my leg hurting and just feeling bad all over I’m also depressed. How much longer am I going to have Shingles?
This morning I read the daily devotion by Charles Swindoll. He’s one of my favorite speaker/writers. I’ve skipped a lot of days reading just because I’ve been so down. But today I decided to read and see what he had to say. He’s doing a series on Job. Job 3:1-26 was the scripture. In my depressed state I could relate to Job. (But he didn’t give up and I’m not going to either.)
Then I read the devotional that went with the scripture. The last sentence got me. “Have you ever been really depressed? God is still there.”
Oh yes, I know that. But how quickly I forget. I needed that. What prompted me to read this morning when I’ve been skipping so many days?
Heavenly Father, I praise You because You are Omnipresent, You are Love, You are my Healer. Please touch my body. Please remove this dark cloud of depression. Help me to know that You are In Control. I love You.