Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Are there areas of your life which have died, and you’ve been able to see past the sorrow, or does it still cause deep pain and put you in Depression Valley? Losing a loved one causes pain. It is harder to get past than other parts of our lives like losing your job, a friend, a pet, a career, health, or finances. Still allow yourself time to grieve no matter what the cause. Don’t try to rush out and think you can act like nothing has happened. That may put you in Depression Valley. You’re up so high but you can see shadows of your life. But because of the loss, you’re vision may not be clear. You must believe that even if parts of your life have died, God can plant new seeds into your life to grow and bring you hope; so that when you come down the valley of depression, you’ll believe your life can go on.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.