(Again, another post that you may have already received. Hopefully, I got them all now.)
“How will I deliver Israel? My family is the least in Manasseh and I am the youngest..”Judges 6:15
I feel that way sometimes. I used to feel that way a lot, not the “youngest” part, but the “least” part. And writing this book, when there are already so many books in print, I feel almost invisible. It’s hard to sit at a keyboard for hours, and then days, and then months, not knowing if anyone will read what you wrote and wondering if you’re fooling yourself. Talk about feeling “small” and insignificant.
When we are depressed it’s really easy to feel “small”. In fact, don’t you find yourself feeling like you don’t even exist sometimes? That’s very common in depression. You often feel disconnected from life in general. It’s a terrible feeling, like you’re just going through the motions.
And it’s really hard to imagine the God of the universe giving you any notice at all, isn’t it?
That must have been what Gideon felt like as well. I’m so glad God includes Gideon’s words. And I’m even more glad that God responds with encouragement.
“But the Lord said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat Midian…” Judges 6:16
Yes, this was a specific situation but everything in God’s word is meant to teach us about God and how God interacts with His children. In this case, that He uses those of us who feel of the least significance along the chain of humankind.
But let’s take those words and look at them in light of present circumstances and geared specifically to our battle with depression.
“Lord, how will I get over depression? I’ve tried so many times in the past. Why is this going to be any different?”
And God responds, “Mary, (Debbie, Barbara, Susan…): Tom (Brad, Mike, Steve…), I will be with you and you will get out of this person. You will be whole again. This time it’s different because I am in the battle with you.”
That’s what God is saying to you today. God wants you whole. He wants you to win the battle just like Gideon. You are not too young, too old, “too” anything that God can’t heal you.
Today, can you trust that God will fight this battle for you and give you victory? Can you put one foot in front of the other? I am praying for you.
God bless and have a good day.
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