It’s hard to be thankful when you’re depressed. Depression makes it hard to do anything. More often than not, we tend to focus on the negative. But, an attitude of gratitude focuses on the positive and can temporarily take your mind off your suffering. Try these 6 ways to practice gratitude when you are depressed.
Running and doing can be exhausting. Through rest, God offers peace. Sometimes the very thing we run from is the thing we need the most. Are we willing to trust that God knows what is best and His plan for us is good? Read more for how to surrender to God and risk rest.
Have you ever wanted to run away? Or, hide yourself from your friends and even from God? Me too. But what I learned is that is the wrong question. The better question is to ask: Who are you running to? Even Hagar in the Bible tried to run away into the wilderness but she wasn’t able to run away from God. He met her right where she was.
When the load is too big to handle, do you try to carry it anyway, until you breakdown under the weight of it? You don’t have to carry that load and be the strong one for yourself or for others. Give that burden to God. He wants to be your strength. Read more for 3 scriptures to stand on when you feel as if the weight of the world is resting on your shoulders.
Grieving with hope after the loss of a loved one to suicide is possible even when it seems impossible. While suffering the heartache of losing her son, Karis Moore stands firm and chooses to grieve with hope. She shares with us the tools and habits she is using as she walks through grief and trials. Hope in Jesus never disappoints.
Will God give us too much to handle? Some well-intentioned people say that God won’t give us more than we can handle. But, is that really what the Bible says? I’ve been through times when I just wasn’t sure I could handle it. And in truth, in my own strength, I couldn’t. Why does God allow us to go through seasons that are more than we can handle?