The Lord isn’t slow to keep his promise, as some think of slowness, but he is patient toward you, not wanting anyone to perish but all to change their hearts and lives.2 Peter 3:9 (CEB)
Depression brings a barrage of self-beating. The negative thoughts of “Why can’t I just…” or “I should…” In those times I don’t measure up to my own standards and I think that I am such a big disappointment to God, my husband, and everyone else. But God isn’t standing in judgement. He loves me and is patient with me. He knows the path I’m on and the destination.
I want you to look at me and be proud of me.
I see how flawed I am and wonder how you can love me.
But you do!
You don’t see me the way I see myself.
You watch me patiently,
As I am your work of art,
And I’m not finished yet.