Hope for the Hurting
As a writer and speaker, I’ve had to assess my own motivation for writing, and my definition of “success.” These six tips helped me keep my focus and continue to enjoy the process in times when writing is hard.
Sometimes it’s easy to pray, but with a seed of doubt. Sometimes we pray wondering, “Is God really going to answer my prayers?”
I was recently encouraged reading Psalm 17:6, which challenged me in my heart about how I pray. It says, “I am praying to you, because I know you will answer, God.”
Do you pray believing He WILL?
“Is it grief or something more?” That’s a question I’m often asked as a board certified clinical neuropsychologist. Everyone grieves differently. Do you know the signs and symptoms to watch for when grief progresses into depression? Learn more here.
When God makes a promise, He fulfills it. Are you waiting for a move of God in your life? As you watch and wait for God to fulfill promises, what are you looking for? What do you see?
God is faithful. The question is can we trust Him in the midst of our trials? When we believe God will fulfill His promises to us, we can look at our difficult circumstances and maintain our hope.
Are you feeling depressed? You’re not alone. I have a confession to make: I have wrestled with the torrent of depression. Fortunately now, I am on the other side. When I look back on the dark night of my soul, there are things that I wish people had said to me back then to offer me hope. Read more for hope for depression.
God always knows what we need. After a struggle with depression, Kim realized she needed to learn a whole new way of thinking if she wanted to leave depression behind for good. God did something life-changing. He sent a spiritual mentor that provided friendship discipleship. Read more of Kim’s story here.
When I suffered with depression, my mentor prayed for me prior to a surgery. Through her discipleship and prayer, I discovered a way to use the truth of God’s Word to fight back against depression.
Scripture encourages us to be thankful in all things – thankfulness is key to contentment. And, being content at Christmas is easier when you consider all you have to be thankful for.
Hang on to hope. Victory over depression begins with renewing our mind and refuting the enemy’s lies. Use these 5 Bible verses to replace the darkness of depression with the light of joy.
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