Devotional

By Raul Ho  |  Posted February 24, 2018

During the last week I have seen one of my best friend's dark backstory. I will not say his name for privacy reasons. He is currently one of the people who I look up to. He told my that he was going through depression in elementary school. I looked at him like he was joking. He is one of the last people you think who was going through depression. Well he told me that he was felt depression but never knew what it was. He just felt more and more weight was being stacked on his shoulders. He explained to me that it began when he started looking down on himself. Accepting what others say about him. As it began, it started out as a little thing that he felt bad about himself. A edge for say. This feeling went on with him for years. He even came to suicidal thoughts. He felt like no one cared and nobody was listening to him. He felt small and helpless. This was the absolute hardest time he has ever went through. But there was one person he told all of this to. And she spent tons of time with him and slowly fixed my friend. I could see that God was using her to help my friend. He left me off with one Bible verse.

Deuteronomy 31:8 “… It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

This made me think about myself. I had felt the same way in elementary school. When I began to accepted the way other people thought about me. I had thought so much about my past after this life story. So I have thought about how I overcame it. It was in a similar way. A person that helped me through it. So I turned to God. God made me see my talent and interest through the dark time. This opened up my eyes to see that I was worth more that what the people thought of me.

I read deuteronomy 31.8 and I thought about this verse and thought to myself, “Wow!” God is a miracle worker who not only helps up all, but helps us through the times of despair.

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