Many people go through a lot of turbulence in their lives and sharing one of those, Jessa Duggar Seewald took to her Instagram to share some of her moments where she felt as if she was in a spiritual depression.
She commenced her write-up by stating that she wasn’t being close to God as the way she had desired to be or planned to be. “I felt a bit dry in my relationship with the Lord. I didn’t have the drive to be in God’s word…I wasn’t praying as I should. I could see this goal of where I wanted to be in my relationship with the Lord, and I wasn’t there. I felt unsettled, restless, and frustrated. I think if Christians were more open about the hard times, I think if Christians were rawer, you might find that more people go through this,” she said.
Seewald claimed that she maintained a situation or thought process where she had decided to drop off the unrealistic expectations. “If somebody asked if I was depressed, I probably would have said no. But I guess you probably could call it a spiritual depression. “We have to account for the fact that there are trials of faith… there are difficulties that we walk through,” she added.
“I feel like I had a burdened down conscience with an unspiritual expectation,” she continued. “Yes, we should prioritize time in the word, but I had taken it a step too far, and I was hinging whether or not I was a good Christian on if I had good quiet time [with God]. I didn’t have a gospel rest. I wasn’t resting in my justification. I wasn’t resting in what Christ did for me. For a Christian to rest in their justification, the fact that they are saved, Christ lived the perfect life that I could never live,” she stated.