Being born without arms and legs meant that life was always going to be more difficult for Nick Vujicic. Although his parents sought to give him a sense of normalcy as he grew up, there were times when he suffered depression and thoughts of suicide as a child. In these dark times, Nick remembers how his parents were always loving and encouraging, but also helped him by responding to his depression as a family and making him feel heard as he expressed his struggles:
Psalm 34:18 tells us, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Galatians 6:2 exhorts us to, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Depression can cause some of the darkest hours in a person’s life. But there is Hope! If you are suffering, talk to someone who can help you bear your burden; if you know someone who is suffering, take time to listen and respond. The Apostle Peter tells us in 1 Peter 5:7 to cast all our cares and anxieties on God, because he cares for us. Let this truth be an encouragement and reminder to you today: There is never a care too big or a time too dark for God! Indeed, He is our Rock and our Salvation!