I’ve heard it said that depression is anger turned inwards, but I wonder whether depression often blankets my soul when change is in the air. Perhaps I’m out of sync with my Savior and the darkness of mind is an indication that I need to listen more intently. Maybe my path needs to alter and I would miss this movement if I stayed perpetually joyful.
The challenge I face when depressed is to resist the desire to numb the pain. It isn’t easy to embrace depression and to relax in the arms of One greater than all of the galaxies. No, God does not cause depression, but He can surely use this uncomfortable emotion to get our attention…if we will but let go and glide with Him.
We do not need to be afraid of the moodiness that causes malaise. Imagine yourself swept into the arms of the Lord as He whisks you around the room. He can keep your limp body in hold and take you where your mind cannot conceive of going. In time, the dark clouds will part and the way will become clear.