He Changed Me
God completely restored me from depression.
I came from a dysfunctional atheist family setting, and failed to find purpose in life. I tried to look for someone in this world who had achieved happiness, and found no one.
That’s until I came to a Revival Fellowship meeting in 2013. Everyone at the meeting shone with joy, and I quickly learnt this came from a relationship with God. I wanted that relationship with God too, so I got baptised by full immersion and received the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, as the Bible says. That was, and still is, the happiest day of my life. It’s been a blessed life since.
In 2012, before I came to know God, I was diagnosed with major depression and prescribed antidepressants. I hated the medicine and began trying to wean myself off it. I persevered for months but was unable to, as the symptoms were too strong.
Not long after I was filled with God’s Spirit, while overseas in PNG, I lost my medicine with 5 days left of my trip. I knew going cold-turkey would mean a severe and rapid demise of my mental well-being, so I prayed for God to heal me. Amazingly, my mental state improved from that day forth. When I returned to Australia, I prayed to God that if I had even a single symptom of depression, I’d go back onto the medicine. I have been free of depression since.
‘"The steadfast love of the Lord never changes. His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning.”’ Lamentations 3:22-23