297. An Antidote to Dark Places

A light in dark places

Thinking of ourselves first and foremost and ruminating on our past failures brings us into dark places, not the least of which is depression. It is as if a man walks from the sunlight into a dense fog.

Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” That is the antidote to dark places. When I was in major, major depression in 2007, the blackest of black holes, the light of Jesus was very, very dim, but it was still there. I needed a Christian psychotherapist to help me dwell on the light instead of the darkness. It was a slow process, but today the light of Jesus is very, very bright in my life.

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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