So there I was again, feeling beaten down after a long day. Despairing of life. My hands reaching up as a last-ditch effort for God to meet me in my need. I read a section from a little devotional book and it settles me just enough to fall asleep.
“I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.”
I wake with the same pain and anxieties I went to bed with. But I open my Bible reading app and read the assigned text for the day. And that’s when it hit me…
//Pause// Have you ever read something in the Bible that you’ve totally read like 1,000 times… except for this time, it seemed completely new and written just for you? That was me at that moment! //Play//
Dear friend, are you struggling? Please don’t be silent and alone! Reach out to us, a Christian near you, someone.
If you are a Christian, then you’ve been adopted into a FAMILY. You’re not supposed to go at this life alone, and you don’t have to. I only say this because that’s what I used to believe. But it’s not true.
Thinking I was alone, the next day I shared my deep, ugly struggles with a friend. And wouldn’t you know it, she said she’s been struggling with the same thing! We then shared with each other some solace we’ve found in Scripture. And let me tell you, it was a balm for the soul!
Friend, share with me today a Bible verse that has helped you through the trials of life.
I definitely know the despair of depression. I praise Jesus I've been healed from it for several years but I had it a long while! God in His timing who allowed emotional healing from that before my physical self started to decline. I'm not sure why I've been chosen to experience both afflictions but I do know it's so I can be an encourager that understands both types of pain. I am a Hope Coach for a crisis line and just last night was able to encourage a 69 yr old man that wanted to end his life. He was dealing with chronic pain as I do. I was able to relate in both ways of mental and physical exhaustion. So just a testimony of YESS God does not waste our pain. Psalm 130:5 I am counting on the LORD; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word
2/15/2019 10:31:40 am
So many times I've turned to David's honesty in the Psalms and found strength and the ability to persevere!
2/15/2019 03:18:06 pm
Depression is terrible, and grief is so akin to it. So glad for the love of Jesus and healing from it.
2/15/2019 10:24:12 pm
I'm so sorry you've been dealing with this pain. Both my son and I have walked through depression and I know life can seem hopeless. Father, wrap your arms around your daughter tonight. Fill her heart with hope and peace. In Jesus name, Amen
2/18/2019 04:55:41 pm
I love David for this very reason, he openly shares how he is suffering, how he grieves and finds solace in his Lord. Thank you for sharing how this helped you with your heartache. Examples offer tremendous support to others. 🙏💕
2/22/2019 02:11:06 pm
This is a great post, Kathy. I love all of the Scripture you bring in. I have chosen your post as my Grace & Truth feature this week. Please stop by my site and get the "I Was Featured" button for your post. Thanks for linking up!
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