I had no idea what was happening to me.
It started with terrible bouts of insomnia. I was in a constant state of fatigue and everything ached.
My thinking started to get muddy at work and during other activities. Every pursuit that I normally enjoyed tasted like the blandest vanilla ice cream you’ve ever had.
My emotions would redline over the smallest thing; I would drop a fork and fly into a rant about it. The coup de grâce was the dark thoughts that would enter my head and come out of my mouth (e.g. “where’s a fatal car wreck when I need one?”)
Like the proverbial frog that gets boiled to death one degree at a time, I had become a victim of depression in a slow and insidious way.
It’s common knowledge that depression rates increase over most holiday seasons. When you add all the body-blows inflicted on us during 2020, it’s no surprise things this year are even worse.
Even with all the visibility, normalcy, and education about the subject, people still have a hard time recognizing and admitting their struggles with depression. Christians, in particular, shy away from acknowledging it because we’re supposed to have the Holy Spirit and be filled with joy and power for living, and therefore, not supposed wimps who are vulnerable to the ailment.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Robin Schumacher
Robin Schumacher is an accomplished software executive and Christian apologist who has written many articles, authored and contributed to several Christian books, appeared on nationally syndicated radio programs, and presented at apologetic events. He holds a BS in Business, Master’s in Christian apologetics and a Ph.D. in New Testament. His latest book is, A Confident Faith: Winning people to Christ with the apologetics of the Apostle Paul.