Monday, March 10, 2014


By Angeline M Duran Santiago

Depression, Anxiety and Sadness 
have been served an eviction notice:

It breaks my heart to see someone I love, locked up and away in their thoughts because sadness, disillusion and surrender have embraced them on their journey. I see the S.O.S. signal coming through, but when I reach out, they pull back, unsure as if they're waiting for someone else to help them off the sinking boat and I'm not enough. 

I see you.
I see your angry disposition because you feel life has let you down. So many have lied to you and for a while you hoped and you jumped for joy. Then, as if a marionette, they clipped your strings and walked away when you fell, broken to the floor, left alone on the stage. 
I see you ready to perform on that stage but the audience has covered their eyes and ears and cannot see the beauty I see in you. I see it but you don't believe me.
I see.

I see your strength wasting away on your bed of disappointments, waiting for the phone to ring and bring you the news to make you walk again. You don't have to wait for life to call you out in order to walk again. Here, take my hand and let me help you. Walk towards me.
Walk again. 

I say this in Jesus Name:
This is an eviction notice to every tormenting spirit afflicting my family and friends, you have to leave, in Jesus name.

Depression and sadness, go!
Fear, anxiety, desperation and uncertainty, leave now!
Hopelessness, worry for the future, and lack, you're dismissed!
Anger, self pity, low self esteem, quietly exit!
Lies, shame, words that were spoken to break you, belittle you, and hurt you, Get Out!
Discouragement, defeat and torment, vanish!

You are loved. 
I love you.
God loves you. You're not alone.
I am on your side. 
Rise and walk again. Believe again. Go forward.
If God is with you, who can stand against you?

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