These past 6 months John has been struggling with some depression, and even though I experienced some of the worst days of my life in there- it has taught me so much more. I learned to LOVE and not fight. Normally I run at a situation head on. However I noticed that my response only pushed him away, so I had to change my approach. Don’t get me wrong - I fought tooth and nail - but I fought by forgiving him every day for the things he said. I fought by coming home every day and not running away. I fought by saying ‘I love you’ when all I really wanted to was yell and scream and kick him where the sun don’t shine. I fought by praying with him. I fought by praising him. I fought with LOVE.
I was so blessed to have others around me during this time. Others to support me, make me laugh, and fill my love tank when it was empty. This time has brought John and I closer to each other and closer to God. Insecurities are fading and the conviction of our eternal inheritance is growing stronger each day.
I just felt to share this today. I know everyone has their own demons and I just think they are so much easier to fight out in the open. With Jesus and great friends and family - those demons don’t stand a chance.
God is Good. He loves us and can use all things for His Glory.