One thing that has gotten me through trials, at least since sobering up, is that God has a purpose for me. I am reminded of this passage from Jeremiah:
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you.
Atheists and skeptics generally believe that we got here by random chance. How horrible, no wonder they usually sound angry and anxious.
Anyway, as a believer I know that God has a purpose for me. This may be a response to depression and anxiety, at least I hope it is.
Since I do not believe that God operates by random chance, and that things are brought into being for a reason, I think that when the day is dark and I am feeling out of sorts, I am going to remind myself that the Almighty God of creation didn’t create me in a moment of whimsy, but He had a reason for me. This is what the Catholic Faith has taught me. We are not the result of random chance. We are the result of a Divine decision.
No matter what garbage may be tossed my way, I have to remind myself of this.Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)"The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics"