"Depression hung over me like a black cloud...and it was hard to find my way out at the time..."
These were my words during a sermon a few years ago and afterwards a lady rushed up to me and said, "you mean YOU were actually depressed? Because I can't even imagine that. You seem so...together... "
Truth be told, all of us go through hard times. And all of us have rotten days. Me included.
I happen to be having a good day today. But a while back I was having an absolutely horrible day. And because so many people seem to think people like me never have bad days like they do, I got the brilliant idea, "I'm going to video record my bad day!!!"
Yes, I know that's kind of bizarre but I have a passion to share transparently with people.That's why this blog is about transparently leading and relating from a faith perspective.
So I did what was for me, a courageous thing. I recorded scenes during 24 hours...even waking up in the morning with no make up and bed head.
Why did I do this? First to relate to others that people like me do have bad days just like you do. And when we wake up in the morning, everything is not solved. Some days it gets even worse. But more important, I wanted to show the response to a bad day, as I see it from a faith perspective. Because things can and should be different for people of faith.
This was recorded a while back and with the benefit of time that has passed I can tell you that good has come about. All of the problems have not been solved -- even the particular issue I was hurting over in this video has not been completely resolved, BUT...God has worked all things for my good!
I have grown!
I have learned!
I have moved forward!
God has brought me treasures in the darkness. (Isaiah 45:3)
He has a habit of doing that, especially when we respond like His Word tells us to. Because His Word will never fail us even when a lot of other things in life do. His Word is forever faithful.
So here we go...
Just a reminder -- this was pre-recorded! I am having a great day today. Please do not e-mail, text and call me in droves saying, "Are you okay??!!!!!" because I'm just fine. Although I do appreciate your concern. :)