Fighting Mr. Funk

I hope everyone is doing well and started this week on the right foot. Thank you to everyone who swung by in my absence last week πŸ˜‰.

Self doubt has visited my heart lately. I’d reach in vain for a lifeline to keep from being dragged into a pit of isolation.

After grasping the thin air a few times, I felt myself giving in and withdrawling.

I hate when this happens because although my love ones are near I feel separated. It is true that you can be in a crowd and still feel alone.

I know God’s love is there, but what of those days you can’t summon the strength to whisper his name.

I was curled up not wanting to get up, losing hope. Depression is real but so is my God. I am convinced as Paul, that nothing can separate us from the love God. If we are faithless he remains faithful.

About three weeks ago I checked out this audio book by Beth Moore.

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I listened to it hours upon its due date. God’s timing is impeccable as he once again lifted me from my misery, using this book.

I don’t recall it talking about depression, but in my case if self-doubt visits, despondency is’nt far behind, along with insecurity and self-loathing.

If you ever feel this way, I highly recommend this book. It has humor, scriptures offering hope and help. And many life examples that make me realize I’m not alone in this on going battle.

I was able to shove Mr. Funk out the door. It’s not the first time he shows up uninvited and probably won’t be the last. But it felt good to shut him out again. I’d be foolish to think I did it alone.

There is only OneΒ  who gives me strength, and fights my battles when I can’t. To Him be the glory.

Amen πŸ’•

23 thoughts on “Fighting Mr. Funk

  1. I can understand. I’ve been there. And you are so right. The Lord is our strength and hope. I’m so glad you are feeling better, and thankful the book helped. I’ve read it. Praying for you, dear Jessy! ❀

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  2. I’m sorry you felt like that! There’s no real reason we should feel alone, but we do.. loneliness and depression have been in my life many times. And I still get those funks. Just have to realize Jesus went further than a mile in our shoes and knows us. And if there’s something I can do let me know!

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  3. Thank you so much for your kindness John! I usually don’t share my dark moments, but if anyone can relate from my pain, I want it known they aren’t alone. I’m grateful God gave me courage again. And this book was very inspiring. Created for women but many truths can be drawn out for both gender. After all men are human too πŸ˜‰.

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  4. I don’t read much.. πŸ˜• but it’s something that helps you so I’ll support that all day long!

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