To Linda from Heaven & Peggy
Hey there Linda
I just read your response to Peggy and you covered just about everything...lots of great info, some real-life experiences, good advice and very well said. My heart goes out to you and Peggy and others with such life-altering circumstances.
This morning I read something I want to share with you; it comes from "My Utmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers. Maybe you are familiar with it. I have been helped and have grown immensely from it; however I do not know the kind of pain you and Peggy are experiencing. I just feel led to type this page out for you and anyone else who might need a little encouragement.........
(Please keep in mind that this was written in 1900)
THE INITIATIVE AGAINST DEPRESSION
I Kings 19:5 "Arise and eat."
"The angel did not give Elijah a vision, or explain the
Scriptures to him, or do anything remarkable; he told
Elijah to do the most ordinary thing, viz, to get up and eat.
If we were never depressed we should not be alive; it is the
nature of a crystal never to be depressed. A human being is
capable of depression, otherwise there would be no capacity
for exaltation. There are things that are calculated to depress,
things that are of the nature of death; and in taking an estimate
of yourself, always take into account the capacity for depression.
When the Spirit of God comes He does not give us
visions, He tells us to do the most ordinary things conceiv-
able. Depression is apt to turn us away from the ordinary
commonplace things of God's creation, but whenever God
comes, the inspiration is to do the most natural simple
things - the things we would never have imagined God
was in, and as we do them we find He is there. The inspi-
ration which comes to us in this way is an initiative against
depression; we have to do the next thing and do it in the
inspiration of God. If we do a thing in order to overcome
depression, we deepen the depression; but if the Spirit of
God makes us feel intuitively that we must do the thing,
and we do it, the depression is gone.
Immediately we arise and obey, we enter on a higher plane of life."