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The Answer to Depression
by Deborah Ann Belka
8/15/2012 / Poetry
For years, I was depressed,
I had not a hope . . .
and I could picture myself
hanging from a rope.
The image was not pleasant,
it made my heart very sad
and I wondered what it was
that made me feel so bad.
Although the sun did shine,
when I rose each new day
all I saw was the darkness
constantly getting in my way.
The weight of my despair,
held me down in everything
and no one knew what to do
for I didn't find joy in anything.
The shadow of my gloom,
followed me wherever I'd go
and the dejection that I felt
off my brow seemed to glow.
Oh, what a horrid misery,
my life had been to me
until I truly understood
how Jesus could set me free.
Now I have found my happiness,
my despondency is of the past
and because of the love of Jesus
I know to eternity it will last.
Hopelessness once was my enemy,
it was a battle too dark to fight
and the only way I could win
was to trust in Jesus and His light.
When I gave my life to the Lord,
He took away the dark depression
and in my heart and on my soul
grace made its eternal impression!
King James Version
"But unto every one of us is given grace
according to the measure of the gift of
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