If depression is about to consume you, I want to help. I woke up this morning and for some reason felt such a burden to write a quick post of encouragement to you.
Why do I sense someone is really struggling today?
You are succumbing to the dangerous “D”s, doubt, disillusionment, despair, discouragement, distress, etc. You feel yourself circling the pit.
I offer you my prayers and encouragement. You do not have to succumb to depression. There are things you can do.
Yes, you will need to address your feelings and maybe the causes but for right now you need deliverance.
King David knew how this felt as he expresses in Psalms 40:1 & 2.
“I waited patiently for the LORD, and He listened to me and heard my cry. He drew me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock…..:
But while you are standing on that rock, that doesn’t mean you are doing nothing. Oh, for a short period, that might be the case but you have to eventually do your part.
What you can do.
Hold nothing back. He knows if anyway. (Why do we always forget?) Read Psalm 139 for encouragement in that regard.
If you can talk to someone, do that. Whatever you do, don’t sit and sulk. Don’t use your depression as an excuse to go down other unhealthy paths.
Talk a walk.
Clean or organize something. Get your body in motion.
Do not be ashamed.
There is no scripture anywhere that even suggests that.
I have lots of resources on this blog to help. There is an extensive list of books that might help. You can e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org.) And if you don’t even want me to reply, but to only be a sounding board, that is OK; just let me know.
Pretend we are sitting on this bench in my garden and pour out your heart.
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God bless you today. I couldn’t mean that more.