In the August issue of Simple Grace, Pastor Louie Giglio opens up about the shadow depression cast over his life, and how leaning on God helped bring him back into the light. Here he shares the details of his emotional battle with anxiety and depression and the moment he gave it up to God:
Just as God's path was becoming clearer and Louie was leading a fulfilling life serving Him, the pastor found himself in a dark place. "A few years ago, I was pulled down into a really, really dark pit of anxiety and depression," he confesses.
While doctors and loved ones helped Louie as much as they could, he says it was worship that ultimately saved him. "Every night for several months, I woke up at 2:30 AM with this cloud of darkness heavy on me," Louie recalls. "I finally said to God, 'I can't do this one more night.' By that point, it had been weeks and nothing was changing."
Find out how God answered Louie's prayer in an unexpected way in our August issue, available on sale now at Walmart, Barnes & Noble, grocery stores nationwide or digitally on Kindle and Nook. Also, be sure to pick up Pastor Louie's new book, Goliath Must Fall.