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I AM ENOUGH! Conversations with our Conference Speakers & Other Neat Stuff ANA DE LEON FRANCO WWW: Tell us a little bit of how The Power of His Presence has sustained you during the dark valleys in your life when you felt you weren’t “Enough”? AD: Since I was a little girl I suffered with headaches and depression. Often times you could not tell as I usually had a smile on my face. I believe The Power of HIS presence came in the form of family. I was blessed with a Great Grandmother, Grandma and mother who loved Jesus. I also had a couple of aunts who would take my sister and me to church when things at home were dark. That's probably how the passion for prayer started. WWW: As you know it is possible for depression to strike any one of us at any given time during our life. What would you tell a sister who is battling with depression? AD: I would say that is the biggest lie in HELL. Isaiah 41:13 says, “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” You see depression is more than tears; depression is the voices in your head, the shame you feel, the sense of failure, suicidal thoughts, etc. Depression never comes alone; it always brings its “cousins” with them; “Death” and “Thief”. However, nothing can stand against God’s promises. When we are in a dark place that is the perfect time to believe by FAITH, because it is in that moment when you call out to Jesus Christ that He will move all HEAVEN for you. Depression wants to make home in the body of Christ. Some of us have lived with this dark blanket over us for too long. Sister, you gotta tell depression, “In the name of Jesus, you must go”. Read Bible Scriptures out loud and declare HE is in you, with you and for you. Tell someone that you are depressed and ask for help. Get that Army activated and as they stand in agreement in the name of Jesus, your world will change. Do not fear but instead hold on to His hand – YOU ARE ENOUGH! Page 8 ‫ ׀‬www.waterwalkingwomen.org