It has been nearly three years since I faced the most challenging moment of my life when I was grappling with depression. The experience was overwhelming, and I was struggling with suicidal thoughts. In case you missed my previous post where I shared my struggles, I encourage you to read it to understand the depth of my pain and how I overcame it.
Today, I am starting a multi-part series called “Bible Passages for Times of Crisis,” where I hope to share some biblical truths that have helped me during my tough times. My hope is that they will be a source of comfort and support for you when you face crises and difficult moments.
In times of crisis, it is easy to feel lost and helpless, and it is natural to turn to something that gives us hope and guidance. The Bible is a powerful source of inspiration, and it is full of stories of individuals who overcame their struggles through faith and perseverance. Through this series, I aim to share some of these stories and the lessons we can learn from them. So, let us embark on this journey together and find strength in the words of the Bible.
If you made it this far, please consider commenting below, subscribing, and also sharing on your social media sites. Most importantly, I ask for your prayers. I write this weekly blog as an outlet in my fight against depression. However, my hope is that something I write here may help others who may be struggling. If you would like to help with my battle against depression, check out my online Etsy store. Most proceeds are donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
If you or someone you know may be contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or by dialing 988. You may also text HOME to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line. In emergencies, call 911, or seek care from a local hospital or mental health provider.
Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Used by Permission HCSB ©1999,2000,2002,2003,2009 Holman Bible Publishers. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.