12:30 AM

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Ridicule of Pick Up Lines...

... to link to this blog post. Though this woman is not a Christian, and though I don't agree with every word she says in this post, I think she's on to something huge.

I, like Heather, will likely be on some sort of prescription anti-depressant for the rest of my life - my doctor once said he thought my body got screwed up too early for it to figure out normal.

I'm not saying drugs fix everything, or that a drugs-and-counseling combo will either. But part of the "T" in "total depravity" is the idea that it's not just sin and cancer and war that reflect the bruised, brokenness of the fall.

Humility often means being willing to acknowledge that you are even more screwed up than you thought - to yourself and to God.

Just in case anyone needed to hear that, I thought I'd share.


Darren said...

"God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble." I praise God for your humility in recognizing this and then being able to share it. He is a great God who provides ways of escape from our temptations so that we can endure them. He will give you grace. And even though I've never suffered from depression, you're not alone. I'll be praying for you. "What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. It is shown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body."

Laur said...

For the record, at this point depression is something I deal with on a solely biological level and is easily managed with medication. There was a time when the emotional side of things was downright dreadful, but it's long-since passed. That's not to say it can't rear it's ugly head again, or that I'm perfect now (duh), but it hasn't been my battle for quite a while.

Not that I don't covet the prayers anyway.... :)

Grace is truly amazing. And huge.