Benefits of depression: Greater appreciation for sacrament

In the weekly LDS service, the emblems of Christ’s body are blessed as He blessed them and passed to the congregation. As I’ve experienced this period where depression outwieghed everything else, the sacrament has gained greater importance in my week. 

I don’t think I took it for granted before, but it means more now. The sacrament was tens minutes each week when hope and God’s love took the forefront of my focus. 

It didn’t often stay for long, but those few minutes were of critical importance in my journey through the darkness. Without the complete absence of hope, I would not have seen the few minutes of peace each week.

Each week I renewed the promises I had made with God and was reassured the blessings connected to those covenants would eventually come to me. 

About the author: Lee J

Lee J Hinkle spends his days writing video game code. It was never a job he expected to have. Check out Rogue Invader online. Any search will send you to the right spot. Unless the language is foreign. Then maybe 50% will be right.

He tries to be a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and hopes his Father recognizes his efforts.