254. Pray for Mercy

woman prayingThe Sunday before last, I saw a woman in church whose face showed deep depression. Throughout the service, she was comforted by her husband and small daughter, though her countenance did not change. I knew that look, for I had it five years ago.

Wonderful Christmas songs were being sung, but even those could not penetrate the despair within her that showed so dramatically on her face. As I watched her, I prayed for her. Near the end of the service, she dropped to her knees and silently prayed; yet it seemed like I could hear her: “Lord, Jesus, have mercy on me in this terrible depression.” Sometime, somewhere, I believe that prayer was answered by Him who cares for us like no other.

About Patrick Day

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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