We will begin our new Devotional next week on Tuesday. The Name will be Powerful Prayer Devotional with the Introduction 7/5/16. My post days will change to Tuesdays and Fridays each week and will last approximately 9-10 weeks (an estimate). This Devotional and Study promises to be interesting and informative will give you an opportunity to practice and build your prayer muscles and your prayer knowledge.
I am chronically depressed and tonight I share about surviving depression. I have a history of mental illness. It began as a child and of sexual abuse from age 4-12. My father was the perpetrator. He has long since passed away in 1998, but was still alive when I went into counseling in the 80’s. My doctor’s name is Dr.Jane Stoermer and she is an excellent psychologist. Originally, I started counseling for depression and marital problems. But while in counseling, I became aware of memories long buried from my childhood.
My memories were blocked before the age of 12 but I had made up an imaginary history to cover with my friends and teachers until adulthood. I told my “story” for so long that I believed it to be true. While seeing Jane, my real memories from my childhood started to return as flashbacks and dreams. Long story short, Jane and I discovered that I was sexually abused as a child and had DID or Dissociative Identity Disorder. This is often called Multiple Personality Disorder by the lay public and is commonly known by people from the famous 1976 film, “Sybil”, starring Sally Field.
Monday we discussed being Desperate For His Presence with believers across the world crying for a face-to-face experience with God as Moses had. Believers were tired of just reading about God or talking about Him and wanted to experience Him personally. If you haven’t read Desperate For His Presence yet, feel free to click here.