I recently got an email from a subscriber that tugged on my heartstrings. It read, in part:
“What can I do about being depressed? I feel like I have fallen away from God and His grace and I don’t know my way back.”
To this person, I want you to know that I know that feeling.
A few years ago, when I was going through one of my darkest struggles with depression, I remember spending about two hours furiously scribbling over and over and over again, the phrase, “God Hates Me” in a notebook.
My experiences with depression made me feel as though all of my hopes and dreams had turned to ashes. The heavens seemed silent. And every night when I prayed it seemed like the floor would open up underneath me, and drop me even deeper into the pit of depression.
I was exhausted and felt defeated. I felt…