Day 20 Lock-down, Depression

by Yvette van Niekerk

Job 10: 22 AMP “The [sunless] land of utter gloom as darkness itself, [The land] of the shadow of death, without order, and [where] it shines as [thick] darkness.”

The trouble with feeling depressed is that we think there is no meaning in life. I was watching the movie “The Gambler” and Mark Wahlberg’s portrays, the Gambler. It struck me how meaningless his life was. He was a brilliant man, a professor, and he came from a wealthy family. He honestly had a severe problem with gambling, and he never seemed to know when to stop. I believe he was a very depressed man because even the good things in his life were meaningless to him.

Job 30: 26 AMP “When I expected good, then came evil [to me]; and when I waited for light, then came darkness.”

I felt depressed for the gambler because it seemed that no matter what he did, it never seemed to get better.

But I think life has meaning. Even though we do ask questions like “Why am I here?” and “Where am I going?” The Bible gives us the answers. I think we are here because of the Lord Jesus, and He is our ultimate goal. Creation was done all by Him and all for Him. We do not have to wander aimlessly anymore, God has a plan for you and me. Read Colossians 1: 15 – 20 and see a specific plan for us.

Take heart; we are made for Him. You are a bride, handpicked for the bridegroom.


Lord, humbly I confess that You God is with me. Even if I am hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed, I am perplexed but not in despair. Lord, You hear me when I call to You. “He hears my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him, even to His ears.” Lord, my light brings me out of the darkness. I trust in You LORD and rely upon You God. In Jesus Christ’s name Amen

Yvette van Niekerk

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