Many years ago, I was in my living room watching television but as I watched I noticed that I didn’t feel myself. I knew that something was “off” emotionally and physically, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. As I thought about it, I realized I had been feeling that way for a while. I racked my brain for a reason but could not come up with one. I felt sad and sluggish. My desire to do things was gone. I didn’t feel like doing anything except sitting and watching television, which wasn’t enjoyable.
The odd thing was that everything in my life was going well. I had a good job, good friends, and all was well with my family. So why did I feel this way? As I contemplated my feelings, I said out loud, to no one in particular, “Why do I feel depressed?” Immediately I received an answer. The Lord said, as clear as day, “It is your medicine.” A few months prior I had some surgery that required I take some medicine for a short time after the surgery.
I was taking the medicine as the doctor required but knowing what the Lord said I decided to call my doctor. She told me to come into the office right away because it sounded like the medicine wasn’t working or I was having some side effects. Just as the Lord said, my doctor scheduled some tests, and the results showed the medicine was not working.
Praise God that He is not limited to things of the world. Hebrews 4:13 says, “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes…”