I follow a few social media style support networks for Christians with depression, and it baffles me that in 2020 we still hear the misguided answer that the devil is living in us through this mental illness. Allow me to correct this with calm words on a screen, as in person, it may get heated.
From offended to offensive. God says to examine our own heart.
I bottle up the internal pain and suffering, only sharing with a few. I wear the mask and behavior of normalcy.
Newsflash to the mentally healthy, mental illness has no cure. This is a lifetime of seasons-a rotation of winter, spring, summer, and fall. Don't confuse mental illness with your seasons' explanation.
Satan longs to pull me in. His world of hopelessness calls to me and uses any situation to tear me down. I won't be keeping that company.
I will fail time and again, but wrapped in this comforter of peace, I walk in His victory.
"I am not attracted to you anymore; I do not love you."
Prompt Word: Need One need. And only one.
Prompt Word: Person Who I am.
Prompt Word: Open