Not all people feel merry and bright during the holiday season. In fact, it’s a time of great despair and loneliness for many as they struggle with depression. Read more for helpful tips for how to walk alongside someone who is depressed especially during the Christmas holidays.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your circumstances, when nothing you do seems to be enough? Where do you turn for refuge? His word says His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Nothing about my circumstances feels easy or light. How do you learn the unforced rhythm of grace?
Scripture tells us that trials will come. Whether it’s depression we are facing, or cancer, financial crisis, or any other “storm,” we have a choice to make on where to give our focus so that we can find peace in the storm.
Sometimes the hardest days end up bringing the most hope. On those days when everything in us cries out, “If only…” we may need to shift our perspective to see hope renewed. Will you trust Him with your “if only…”?
What do you do when you experience trial after trial, and it seems like the odds are against you? Or, you feel overwhelmed, abandoned, rejected and lonely? We learn from scripture what one woman did when it seemed her situation was unsolvable in her own strength. Read more for the hope to lean in during the hard times.
How can I tell the difference between exhaustion and depression? Read more for some of the differences between exhaustion and depression and for three things in your control that you can change to make yourself feel better.