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Depression (Again)(4)

Yesterday, January 17th, I decided to pull back from involvement in church life at Feltham Evangelical Church, for the time being at least. Having sought to keep going for four weeks whilst feeling unwell, I concluded, that I was not helping myself by continuing with my involvement with the ministry here. I felt I had to take time-out to seek to get myself functioning properly again. This was a painful, and yet relieving, decision; I shed quite a few tears.

So I will see where I go from here. People say that the benefits of taking Sertraline are only really experienced after a month. That means I have about ten days more until then. I had a wretched morning today, but a much better afternoon. Perhaps only once in the last four weeks have I felt rested by my afternoon rest. Today though I was granted some rest; thank you Lord.

So we move forward seeking to trust in our God. May it be that something of Job’s acknowledgement in Job 23:10 is known in my situation But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.

I am not sure if I will continue blogging whilst recuperating; possibly. Thanks to all who have shown interest and prayed.

Comments on: "Depression (Again)(4)" (4)

  1. Brother I’m touched and moved by your openess. You will be in my prayers… The Lord never fails, please hold on to his promises.

  2. […] my last post on depression (here) I mentioned about the anticipated beneficial working of the sertraline. One thing I have been […]

  3. […] begin to say I have got everything right as regards to working through this tension. I wrote here about my original decision to pull out of work and my responsibilities in the church. I did not […]

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