I thank God for the victory that I have in Jesus Christ. As I look back over my life, I know that it was nobody but God who brought me through the many obstacles in my life.
I remember the times of gross darkness and despair in my life, the many nights when I would weep in the presence of God and pour out my heart to Him, or the numerous times I suffered in silence. I felt like the Lord had abandoned me, and that there was no one who really understood my pain.
There were times when I chose not to share what I was going through because I didn't want to burden my family and friends with my issues. This is the reason why and how I suffered in silence, but today I choose to handle things differently.
The Lord is faithful, and He promised to never leave me, nor forsake me. He has brought me to a place of victory, by allowing me to overcome my battle with depression.
There was a time when I looked at my life with so much regret. I know that was one of the things that drove me into depression. But several months ago, I recognized that my perspective had changed. I began to thank God for bringing me to the reality that He causes all things to work together for my good. It was my mistakes that He used to teach me how to obey His voice and not to listen to the voice of others, when those voices were speaking contrary to what He spoke to me. Also, to bring me to another level of maturity, and to become the woman that I am today. There is a certain level of maturity that comes with every test and trial, that God allows His children to go through.
I have learned that there is victory on the other side of through. Even when it looks hopeless. As the children of God, we can be assured that our Father will always bring us out. He promised with every temptation there is a way of escape.
Thanks be unto God who causes us to triumph in all things!