My last article, in which I shared about my struggle with depression required me delving into and dwelling on my past. In doing so, I started to head down that dreary path of depression once more, and it took a little while to get turned around again. One thing I constantly need reminding of is that looking to the Lord is the only way to find peace and rest.
Recently, TheoNerds did an interview with Christopher Powers, the Christian artist behind Full of Eyes. He has recently published a new animation that I highly recommend watching. Though I’ve been climbing back out of my misery and have been more or less stable since in the past couple of weeks, this animation made me tear up and reminded me to seek the One who is the “End of Night,” and of all other sin and evil.
“And should you fall into the pit That you most deeply fear There you will find by Calvr’y’s love My heart to yours draws near.”
I also was reminded of Psalm 23:4
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
When I was growing up, my grandmother had my siblings and I memorize and recite Psalm 23 and Psalm 91, which I also suggest that you look up and read. It’s a reminder that we are protected by the Lord. He promises at the end of the Psalm,
“Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation.” -Psalm 91:14-16 (NASB)
This life can be hard, but there is an End of Night. Keep the faith, brothers and sisters, and turn to The Light when things get dark.