In our troubled uncertain times, cooped up; with threats of sickness, and possible financial difficulties, it is normal for us to feel a bit depressed. This poem is a definite exaggeration of this emotion; when we allow life situations to keep us pressed down. With Jesus on our side there is no need to carry depression as our title. Don’t be a depressed Jess! Be a best Jess!
Depressed Jess… Oh what a mess,
All he comprehends is unhappiness.
He walks with a dark cloud over- head.
All he sees are obstacles and all he feels is dread.
His smile points upside down.
His eyes do not look up in hope they look to the ground.
He walks with a heavy step and drags his feet.
He faces every problem or trial with utter defeat.
He sleeps many hours without attaining rest.
The day’s hours are like a sentence, because he’s so depressed.
His depression becomes a friend, and he begins to feel,
Only his outlook in life is true or real.
But he is deceived, the evil one lies to him;
His greatest enemy pretends to be his friend.
There is help for him – it is on the way;
Someone has recognized his plight and has begun to pray.
Depressed Jess has a choice. He can choose to the Light see,
Or he can choose to continue to listen to the enemy.
If he listens to Jesus he must not in this place stay;
He must decide to change his ways.
Jess has a new name when he decides to depression fight.
Depressed Jess becomes the best Jess, the follower of Christ!
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow
of the heart the spirit is broken.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth,
give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.