Depression has degrees which can come and go as storm clouds expand and dissipate across the horizon. I know because I have experienced the highs and lows of the obscured perspective.
I don’t disagree with the article, “15 Habits of People with Concealed Depression”. In fact, I find encouragement from Mr. Sinclair’s explanation of the perceived mental
disease dis-ease characteristics.
I personally see my depression as a tool (not a disease) that etches a beautiful impression of hopefulness within my soul. The impending tug-of-war between hopelessness and hopefulness requires a close following of a cloudless, unwavering path of heartening promises in God’s Word.
“And the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.”
My heart’s desire is to grow with a community of other reflective, hopeful souls so we can walk along side one another on this path of Sprightly living. Painful pasts can cause shaky, unstable foundations, but they can be rebuilt into firm establishments of triumphal joy!
I’d love to hear your life’s story of hope in the midst of struggle!