When I'm down, Lord, help me find the strength to press on. When I'm doubtful, remind me that your will is being done, not mine. When I question why I have been burdened with this illness, open my heart to trust you created me perfectly. When I'm tired, encourage me to rest. When I'm frustrated... Continue Reading →
Psalm 61:2: When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
I close my eyes, turn toward the back of the couch and curl my knees up to my chest. “Don’t hang up,” I cry softly into the phone. “I’m afraid to be alone.” My husband’s coming home early. Today’s one of the bad days. If I admit my thoughts to someone, they’ll think I’m crazy.... Continue Reading →
Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
There is an ache that afflicts the human heart that has nothing to do with disease or death. It's a heaviness that comes when we are disillusioned, despairing, or depressed. Though it is possible to function with anxiety or concern weighing upon us, we can't function normally. Life becomes burdensome when we are dominated by negative feelings... Continue Reading →
There's something about the love of Christ that keeps me going, knowing that this moment - this down day, this weakness, this drag on my body and my mind and my soul - will pass. There's comfort in knowing He will see me through this. Music helps convey that message for me, particularly on days... Continue Reading →
Romans 8:18: I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
I have always struggled with depression—well, I would probably call them depressive episodes. Normally they strike in February or March—when there isn’t much daylight and winter is getting long. Most of the time these episodes last only a day or two, but other times—they last for weeks. I know I’m not the only one who finds herself... Continue Reading →
Yesterday in my Meditations For Women Who Do Too Much passage, a quote stood out for me: Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable. - Brenda Ueland Think about that for a moment. Not one other person who walks or has walked this earth or ever will... Continue Reading →