From time to time I feel the drain
of gloomy thoughts inside my brain.
Reminders of what I cannot do,
conspiring, try to make me blue.
There is a bright spot in my life
which rescues me when I feel strife;
though the world has taken a toll
Lord Jesus Christ has saved my soul.
While many are the things I can’t do,
there are yet more which I can too.
You may hear flat notes in my song
but I’m never silent for long.
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I have been a quadriplegic since the end of June 2015. I routinely meet people who expect me to be sad or depressed. One time, when I was in the hospital for a physical ailment, they sent the resident psychologist to evaluate me. She began to talk about giving me a “mood stabilizer” and I cut her off quickly. I told her I did not need a “happy pill”. She bristled at that, but I knew if one medicine didn’t put me in the mood they wanted, they would turn around and give me a different one. I don’t need that, my mood stabilizer is my faith in Jesus Christ.