What is faith? We are told it is belief in things unseen. That’s true to a point but these days some things unseen don’t need to be believed. We have proof they exist, molecules for example.
These days, unseen means not evidenced yet, yet being the place where belief exists. “No one has seen God,” said St. John (1 John 4:10) but that’s because we simply haven’t seen God “face-to-face” (1 Cor.13:12), yet. We are told every tear will be wiped away, there will be cures for assorted illnesses including mental ones, and perhaps one day there will be relative peace on earth. All these things aren’t a reality, yet. We have faith they will be a reality some day, after someone with that same faith works to help make it happen.
So when you are down and out with little faith that you will feel better call to mind molecules found, blood tests developed, medicines created, peace worked for, and multiple past respites from your pain that have occurred. All these things come from faith in possibility, hard work, and ideas that arrive through deduction but still out of nowhere. We who say we believe in God choose to believe that God is in the nowhere.
The future of yet always comes and in the world of Jesus good wine comes after the bad (John 2:1-10). Have faith in that, and then be sure to work for it. Wedding guests don’t taste good wine if someone doesn’t cooperate and hoist the jug. In your case, that someone might as well be you. Take your meds, go to therapy, and pray. Hang in there!
Picture taken on Mt. Carmel, Israel, Feb 28, 2013. Found on database of free usable media files, Wikimedia Commons.