Man I pray that this season of my life comes to bear many fruits
You make me brave. You call me out beyond the shore into he waves. No fear can hinder now the promises you’ve made.
This time last year I was unemployed, broke, and suicidal.
Today, I just got the keys to my first house.
Give it time.
Needed this today
when you hear people preach that it gets better, they aren’t joking. if it’s not better yet, it will be.
this post could literally be saving lives rn and that is why i love this website.
Going on 8 years now, I have known about a beast that I must face. Depression. It can take a strong man to his knees in a second. It surely has taken me into depths of darkness I do not desire for anyone to see.
However society tells me that in “6 EASY steps” they can “cure” me.
Now don’t get me wrong here: I believe in modern medicine and counseling. I am hoping to become a professional counselor one day. But I don’t believe that one pill (mine currently goes by the name effexor) can take it all away.
Here is where I have a bit of hope. God can heal me RIGHT NOW if it would honor and glorify Him. But that’s not the best course of action for my life.
Instead I am to live this struggle day in and day out. But in this I am blessed. Thanks to Christ coming and bearing my sinful self-depreciating thoughts and actions on the cross, I can come once again to my father. I can fall before him and say “Abba I am weak. I am crumbling and need your hand to pick me up. I can’t do this alone.” Due to the veil separating us from God being torn, he hears me and answers me.
Tonight he tells me to stay strong. Fight one more night. As soon as he can bring me home into perfection, he will. But for now he has more things for me to see and experience. I have one more life to take the gospel to before I leave the earth.
And in that I fine rest and comfort.
What I know is that he was human. He was broken. He shared those struggles, honestly, with people. And, in that arena, made people feel less alone. What I know is that depression is a foe you cannot turn your back on. What I know is that you are not alone.
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One of the most satisfying experiences I know is just fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset. When I look at a sunset … I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a little on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple in the cloud color” … I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds. It is this receptive, open attitude which is necessary to truly perceive something as it is.
Carl Rogers (via onlinecounsellingcollege)