Monday, November 24, 2008

Life turned upside down

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

It seems easier to apply this verse to some things in our lives and yet the word "everything" broadens the scope a bit. Seriously? Everything? Even depression?

Thankfully I can see the truth of this statement...yes, even in depression. Depression has a way of making you look at life through a different set of eyes. Have you ever ridden on one of those gyroscopes? You know, the things that turn you every which way and leave you feeling completely off balance? Life is much like that crazy ride sometimes. It spun me around, turned my feet in the air and left me not knowing which way was up. I struggled to grab hold of what I thought was the top, only to find I was headed down. Here's an excerpt from my journal.

Why has my life been turned upside down? Maybe it hasn't. Maybe, just maybe, it was upside down before and God is in the process of making it right.

Hmmm...interesting thought. Could it be that my perspective had been skewed all along?

I am learning to be thankful. Not for the depression...it still sucks, but for what it is doing in my life. It has a way of bringing things into focus and giving me a better perspective...His perspective.

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