Healed From Depression
Hi, my name is Terri and I'm from Switzerland.
In my life, I have had two divorces, along with other blows of fate, and some time ago I fell into a deep mental hole. I went to the doctor and he told me I was clinically depressed. I got some psychiatric medication and was told to take them regularly. After some time, I got to know some people from this church, and heard that our Lord is the Healer and that He can make us completely new creatures! I learnt all about God's way of salvation, and decided to follow Jesus Christ. A few months after my baptism, I went to Holland for a camping holiday with others from the church, both from my local group and others. We had a great time together and I enjoyed getting to know so many people from different countries. As always, I took my medication with me. But there was so much action and new things around that I completely forgot to take my pills!
Then I realised that I had totally forgotten to take my medicine.
One morning, when we were having breakfast, I felt like I wanted to cry. Many things from the past came up again, like my ex-husband and so on. I was not sure where all this came from. Then I realised that I had totally forgotten to take my medicine. First I talked to friends about it, then to a doctor who is also in our Assembly. We went for a walk, and had a great talk about the shadows of the past, and about all the medical stuff and what it does to you. I finally realised that I just had to accept God as my healer as the scripture says, for example in EXODUS 15:26 which says
“If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee”.
When we came back from our walk, an elder laid hands on me and we prayed for complete healing. I believe I am healed, and since then I have reduced the pharmaceuticals slowly but steadily. Praise the Lord for His healing power! Everybody can benefit from it - our world could be so much healthier!
Now I am inspired to keep the laws of God and win the prize!
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” PHILIPPIANS 3:14.