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 😉.
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.
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 One who gives me strength, and fights my battles when I can’t. To Him be the glory.