Table of Contents
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1. Mountain View Hospital
2. Home Sweet Home?
3. Hank and Joyce
4. Infirmed Again
5. The Decision
6. The Institute of Wholeness
7. The Family Reunion
8. A New Beginning
9. Her Continued Quest for Peace
10. Mrs. Thor Light
11. All Things Work Together for Good
12. They Are New Every Morning & Author's Notes
Kate McCloud is an upper middle-class mother married to her loving, but indulgent, husband Jim. They have two children and a beautiful home plus all the material things that seem to make life comfortable.
Kate begins to suffer from clinical depression that nothing on this earth seems to help. Her husband finally has her admitted to a psychiatric hospital where shock therapy is used to alleviate her depression. As Kate is being discharged from the hospital an aide, who has befriended her, tells Kate and her husband, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and don't rely on your own understanding. In everything you do look to Him, and He will direct your path."
The McClouds are sure their lives are going to be wonderful now that the shock therapy is working, but the therapy doesn't stop life and all its worries, confusion and heartaches. Kate's depression rebounds.
Kate has always kept her family cloistered, not wanting to bother with other people and their problems. So when her depression returns with a vengeance, she feels alone and hopeless. Trying to find peace, she looks unsuccessfully to today's popular methods of psychotherapy.
The McClouds find themselves having to depend on others and are amazed at their kindness to them. They could dismiss what a little nurse's aide told them when they left the hospital, but the Lord puts others in their lives who share with them what they come to discover are Scripture verses. When Jim's neighbors explain salvation to him and he readily accepts Christ as Savior, Kate is furious and feels her life is falling apart. She begins to abhor the idea of help from her neighbors and what she feels are their fanatical religious views. She does all she can to push her husband away until the Lord puts her into a position where she desperately needs Jim and people she has come to dislike.
Through many days of unhappiness, that she usually brings upon herself, the Lord breaks through and she finally understands what Proverbs 3:5 and 6 means, and is overwhelmed with the amazing Truth she finds in the Scriptures. She is thankful that the Lord would keep using His Word, her situations, and others to call her to Himself, even though she did all she could to drive everyone away, including Him.
Kate finally enjoys living the life she has searched for, the life filled with truth and peace.