“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 NKJV
Who greets you when you glance in the mirror? Is it a woman wearing a gray bonnet of wisdom, or do flaws and imperfections obstruct your view? Are you a name-caller? Do you ever use negative verbiage such as fat, stupid, or idiot?
As women, we tend to be our worst critics, inflicting greater harm on ourselves than anyone else.
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17 NKJV
I almost don’t recognize her. She cried, trying to make sense of what was happening. She prayed, but she could not feel God’s presence. She feared something was spiritually wrong.
She recognized the familiar symptoms: endless tears for no reason, or any reason; loss of appetite; lack of interest in life’s activities; loss of interest in life itself; lack of sleep; and at times, too much sleep.
That was me, one year ago. God has brought me so far from those days. Ten years had passed since my last bout with depression.