I learned a valuable lesson in Faith, Belief, and God's Mercy......
About 8 years ago, I was walking down the street, homeless, hungry, tired, , and
in tears.... I can’t lie, I was approaching the first stages of defeat...
See, I had thought God was mad at me and allowed me to suffer.... At that time in
Life, my “360 degrees of maturity” wasn’t complete....and I was mentally slipping
into a dark place.
If you’ve ever wondered about depression, let me be the first to tell you that it’s
REAL and when you’re living an unstable lifestyle, depression becomes lethal. It’s
like driving your car with your eyes closed.
The devil whispered into my ear, "See, Walt...no matter how hard you work,
you’re NEVER going to have anything nor will people Love you! Look at
you...You're BROKE and Defeated! You don’t have your kids! You don’t even have
a dime in your pocket!”
I said to Satan, “But I’m going to get better and pull myself out of this mess!”
Satan replied, “No you’re not! You’re a failure and you’re going to stay that way!”
See, the thing about depression is that it creeps up on you like a deadly snake...
whispers in your ear…grabs a hold of your neck… then slowly constricts the life
away from you. It kills your happiness…it destroys your motivation…depression
rots the core of our Souls.
I truly believe God had a Plan for me because just as I was about to give in to
Satan's Whisper...I found a fifty-dollar bill on the ground! I couldn't do anything
but shed a few more tears, laugh to myself and shake my head (smh).
I then heard a Powerful voice say, “DON’T WORRY Walt! I'm preparing you for
something GREATER! Just because you don’t have it all NOW doesn’t mean you
won’t have it at ALL! I need you to PRAY and BELIEVE IN ME! I won’t ever leave
That was my turning point in life.
If you’re reading this article and are currently suffering from depression, PLEASE
DON’T GIVE UP! Call on your Higher Power and have Faith that things will work
out for the better.
If you know someone suffering from depression, PLEASE STAY SUPPORTIVE and
PATIENT! For whatever reasons, we go through things…ups and downs but We all
need love in this world. Take the time to embrace your loved ones and take time
to thank God for the beautiful blessings we get daily.
It’s the ONLY life we have!