When my daughter was around 6 months old she was being immunized. She had to have a lot of shots that day and I remember pushing my back against the wall with tears running quickly down my face as she screamed and cried from the pain. My heart ached to reach out to her. The minute the nurses were finished I rushed to her and held her in my arms rocking her until she calmed down. It came to my mind that my Father in Heaven was pushed up against a wall watching me anxiously with tears streaming down his face as he watched me suffer in pain until he could rush in and comfort me. My daughter’s pain was necessary for her physical health. My pain was necessary for my spiritual health. A loving father in heaven allowed depression to "nearly drown" me because He knew it would make me better, it was a necessity. Just as I knew the immunizations would make my daughter's health better, even a necessity.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I don't remember who coined this phrase, I want to say it was Oprah, but I literally had an Aha! moment a few days ago. I was reading through some of the writings I did when I was battling depression. This comparison came into my head as I saw where I once was and where I am today.
From the Creative mind of: Brenbren at 7:18 PM