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Father, Why Do I Feel This Way?

I wrote this in my journal one day over four years ago….
“Lord, I have felt such anxiety, such depression. I knew you were there but I couldn’t touch you. You were reaching out to me…but it was like I was wandering in a desert. I was so thirsty, but I could not drink. The water was right there. I then began to be consumed with guilt and condemnation about how I had failed as a believer, and that was not from you. I was so consumed that I couldn’t even reach my hand up high enough to touch your lips for even a taste of water. And yet, you never left me. You stayed and reached down and pulled me up…little by little. But I had to be able to see you, to know that you were not a mirage. My reality had to become clearer…..and the increase in medication allowed me to see you again. You never left, but my perception, my vision did. I cannot put into words the pain I felt, I don’t understand it. Some say it was a spiritual attack, and I do know that there are battles…but it was more than that…Now my life circumstances have changed and I can see you again. You are no longer a mirage. You are my reality, my constant companion. I am “me” again…the “me” you designed me to be.

The fog slithers up behind you and engulfs you before you realize it…..

……..Depression and Anxiety….. Continue reading

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Make a Christian Checklist!

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Got that checklist out?  Do you want to be a better Christian?

Then this is something you need to read!  

I admit it.  I used to be a major list person.  I made lists all the time.  I loved checking things off that list, so much so that I would add things on it that I had done just so I could check them off!!  Can anyone relate? Continue reading


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Pitch Dark Room

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Pitch Dark Room 

Have you ever walked into a pitch black room?  I mean the kind that was so dark that you could not find your way around for anything in the world?  I was in a cave once…and that was pitch dark! Continue reading