I have struggled with depression, self-hate, and self-harm for over nine years now. I believe God is working in my life. Ever since I got a job and moved into my own place (which I am renting) in a new town, I have seen and felt changes in my life. Yes some things have gotten harder, but a friend of mine told me that the devil fights harder against you when he knows God has a plan for you and when you are finding healing. I would not be where I am today if it were not for my closest friends... Well I would not even be alive today if it wasn't for them. I know that God put them in my life for a reason, and that reason is to help me find healing and to help me through these difficult times. I still struggle with depression, self-hate, and self-harm, but not as much. I still relapse from time to time, but everyone does. I know that God will continue to help me through these struggles, and I know my friends will also continue to help me... Even when I try to isolate myself, my friends make sure that I am not alone and that I am safe.
God is good!