Hope is the beginning step to overcome depression.

I thought this might be the time to let you in on my plan for this series of posts.

I was quite torn in the beginning. Do I give you the stats first? Maybe, the signs of depression? The tools to manage it? I had lots of options.

Here’s how I decided to start where I did.

I thought about how I felt when I was seriously depressed. (BTW, you can read some of my story on the HOME page. I will be adding to it.) I remember that what I needed most was “hope”. I saw no end to my misery.

Depression robs you of the ability to see past your own hurt and pain.

So it seemed to me, that’s what I needed to do for you, give you hope. So that’s where I began. I’ve tried writing posts that would give you hope even if I didn’t always that word.

There is someone I love very much. She suffers from a combination of anxiety and OCD. (Obsessive, compulsive, disorder.) I listen. I offer advice as needed. But mostly I let her know, she is going to win this battle.

I give her hope.

Without hope, none of us would accomplish anything. There is a famous verse in the Bible that says:

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

God has a plan for you. And hope is one of those plans. He knows His plans but you don’t have to be afraid that you don’t because they are only for your good.

I wouldn’t be writing this devotional.

I wouldn’t be able to write from a personal perspective.

God bless you and remember you can contact me if you just need to connect. Feeling connected to someone when you’re depressed is really important. If you need a connection, I’m here.

Contact and connect. Remember that.

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