Depression: A Gift and a Curse — Ben Foley

For as long as I can remember, I have battled with cycles of depression to varying degrees. I recently just came through two of the worst and longest-lasting episodes in quite a while. Two of the lowest points in my life during these cycles were the day my first book, a book on Hope, was published and my master’s degree graduation day. What should have been two of the most joyful days of my life were instead two of the most depressing days of life.

Depression: A Gift and a Curse — Ben Foley
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3 thoughts on “Depression: A Gift and a Curse — Ben Foley

  1. I have always been grateful that my past undiagnosed bouts of depression have driven me to the Lord. But for his very real presence in some of my darkest days I may have never understood just how real He and His love for me are. And, interestingly, I have published three books and after the creative process is over, I too have experienced depression in what should have been rejoicing. I guess when you pour it all out, it takes a while to refill.
    When we are weak, he is strong.

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    • My soul clings to the dust;
      Revive me according to Your word.
      I have declared my ways, and You answered me;
      Teach me Your statutes.
      Make me understand the way of Your precepts;
      So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works.
      My soul melts from heaviness;
      Strengthen me according to Your word.
      Psalm 119:25-28

      For too long lately my soul is melting from heaviness, but I am not alone; He holds my hand through the darkest nights. 💕

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