Submitted on Oct 19, 2021 by  Destiny Smith

Dear Destiny,

We always make it through.

I've dealt with some type of depression since I can remember. It was never anything I couldn't handle though. Then again I never had to handle it alone. I'm close with GOD; maybe I should of started with that. We're like two peas in a pod. It's always been me getting myself into things, while he helps me find my way out. So why am I speaking on it now you ask? Well ever since I've learned that I'm living with HIV, well, my depression has been on a whole other level. It's like depression on steroids and for some reason it's had me questioning whether I'm in this alone or if GOD is still helping get out of these situations. I've always been taught not to ask GOD "WHY?" I started to back in 2017 when I heard the news of my status. But then I seen. I seen the vision GOD was getting me ready for - the doors and opportunities he was placing in front of me. So this isn't a piece to question GOD. This is a piece to remind myself and whoever needs to hear it: We aren't in this alone and we never were.

Submitted by Ci Ci

Sometimes I feel alone, too. Like I'm not being heard. It took me a long time to feel like I could believe in God and still live with depression. I am proud of you for being able to get these thoughts out. 

Submitted by Marig2016

I appreciate your words. I've always struggled with faith and while I believe and know God exists my faith could use some work. Hearing the stories of other who have a strong relationship gives me hope that one day my faith will be just as strong. Thank you for sharing. 

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