It seems that one common trait people with depression share is learning how to hide it. Last night I submitted a poem for a writer’s prompt which asked us to write about disguises. I would like to share my first verse with you:
The disguise I am most
Familiar with is me
Put it on
This has been a very challenging and difficult week. I am so blessed to have professional, spiritual and emotional support. I lovingly refer to these people as my team.
On our walk of faith, we may have the opportunity to be a gentle witness for a person who is depressed or anxious. As I talked with God this morning, the word given to me was balance. Although it might appear obvious that a depressed person lacks balance, it might not be clear for them. The longer one remains out of balance, the more normal that can feel.
My prayer for us is to be a gentle witness for those who have lost their way…lost their balance. May we be a source of encouragement and support. May we be the helping hands. I am thankful to God for giving me balance this morning and grateful to be here with you.
“a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance”
Ecclesiastes 3: 4