It’s Okay Not to Be Okay | Family Talk Featured Broadcast

It’s Okay Not to Be Okay | Family Talk Featured Broadcast


[Dr. Clinton] – You know, Sheila,
the mind can be a very free, beautiful place, or it can get very dark, and very turbulent, very confused. And Sheila, I wanna make
this really personal. I wanna go all the way back. And I think most people know your story. They know you. I want them to see something really unique about you today. [Sheila Walsh] – I remember
a phone call one day from a program I’d never heard
of called “The 700 Club.” [Dr. Clinton] – Yes, and you are
catapulted onto a national stage. [Sheila Walsh] – Yes. [Dr. Clinton] – Here, you are, boom. It’s Sheila Walsh. It was like America, the
world, now knows who you are. And you’re pouring yourself out. [Sheila Walsh] – But the truth is that
inside, I was still the same scared, broken little girl who
wouldn’t let anybody get close to her. All it took was one kind
question from a woman, and I don’t even remember who it was. I’m interviewing my guest, first guest, ask my first question,
and instead of answering, she turns the tables on
me and said, “Sheila, “you sit here every day and
you talk to us about our lives. “Tell me, how are you doing?” And I wasn’t prepared for it. And it was as if she reached
in and took the first brick out of the wall. And I just tried to
ignore it, but it was like on that morning, I felt like internally, I just collapsed and started
to cry, and I couldn’t stop. And I walked off the
set and the only thing I knew to do was, a few months before, Dr. Henry Cloud had been on the program and he had his book, “Changes That Heal”, and Henry had given me
his card when he left. And I actually called him and I said, “I think I’m losing my mind.” And he said, “no you’re
not, but you need some help “and you need it quickly.” [Dr. Clinton] – I think we need
to, in this moment, Sheila, I want you to speak to
listeners who are out there, because depression’s real. And people need to hear this. You can be a Christian
and your mind can begin to spin on you. And you can go to a place where you feel completely hopeless. [Sheila Walsh] – Yeah,
soul-crushingly alone. And if that is where you are right now, I just want you to know, you’re not alone. You know, one of my favorite
psalms, Psalm 34 said, “The Lord is close –
close to the brokenhearted “and saves those who
are crushed in spirit.” And if that’s you right
now, I just want you to know, the Lord is close.

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