The other day I was feeling down and depressed very anxious, I found this video on YouTube that shared a very interesting story. I thought I might share because I can't find the link anymore. I will try to make it short:
There was a king who always had his minister with him, they were really close. The minister would always tell him, "all things happen for good". One day the king was cleaning his sword, but the sword slipped from his hands causing him to amputate on of his toes. He looked at his minister upset and angry, but the minister just told him, "all things happen for good". The king was upset and angry answering him that how could he say such nonsense after he just lost a toe.
One day the king and his army had to go to the forest to fight against another kingdom. While they were fighting the opposite army captured his minister and took him to prison. The king was so upset, he was trying to look for him, but he went too far that he lost his army and was left behind by his army. He was lost and all alone in the forest, but a tribe that was not from his kingdom found him and captured him to sacrifice him. The king would beg them to free him, but the tribe couldn't understand his language. When they were ready for the sacrifice, the leader from the tribe noticed the king was missing a toe. He stopped his tribe and told them. "Hold on, you cannot sacrifice this man." The tribe was confused and questioned why not? The leader replied; "this man is not complete, and we cannot offer our God's an incomplete man." So the tribe free the king. The king searched back for his kingdom and when he was finally back, his minister was there waiting for him. He looked at his minister and told him, "remember when you told me all things happen for good?" Well if I hadn't amputated my toe, I would probably be dead by now." The minister looks at him and laughs, and says, " and remember when the other army took me as a prisoner? Well if I had been with you I would probably be the one sacrificed, because I am complete." So all things happen for good.
We are fighting this battle against OCD, but this condition is actually making us more compassionate, empathetic, and stronger than we think. Now I know I have to deal with this condition to value life, family, and my son more than ever. We might feel alone sometimes, but we are not (I like to think God is with me all the time, for those with faith). Thanks to NOCD I've learned that I'm not the only one fighting this battle, and I'm really not going crazy, it's just learning how my mind works. Hopefully this story gives you encouragement to keep fighting and to remember ALL THINGS HAPPEN FOR GOOD. You got this! ❤