by Courtney
(St. Paul, Minnesota)

I ask for your help in this difficult time. I have been suffering from depression for a while. I have gotten help, but I feel like it is n't working anymore.

I have recently asked help from my pastor. He was been wonderful and helped me through so much. If it were n't for him, I don't know where I would be.

I have been starting to feel hopeless. I am afraid to ask for anymore help. I don't want to be a burden to anyone.

I ask God to stop me from sinking anymore any further in this depression. I want to be able to enjoy life, this wonderful life He has given me.

Dear Courtney,
I appreciate it very much that you have decided to entrust your prayer request to my website. I know it's very hard what you are going through, because I'm having this problem going on in my family as well.

True, there are days when everything seems so hopeless. But it's then that I feel God's loving hand on my shoulder, encouraging me to keep moving, keep hoping and keep loving. There is so much written about depression, but so little about the intense suffering of those who fall victim to this terrible disease.

Read the word of God, let the Bible guide your life. Read about the Life of the Saints. Saint John of the Cross is one saint who suffered his whole life of all kinds of mental problems, including depression.

One of his famous quotes:
“The Lord measures our perfection neither by the multitude nor the magnitude of our deeds, but by the manner in which we perform them.”

I earnestly recommend you to invoke the intercessions of this saint for you situation!

I truly hope that better times will come for you and I wish you and your family many blessings from our Lord Jesus Christ.

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