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.
When times are hard and no answers are ready, we are given the opportunity to grow our faith and become more like Jesus by trusting God to manage our trial. He warns us in His word that we will go through hard times. God offers us hope in that when the difficulties come, He will be with us. That’s the When and Will of trust.
Do you ever struggle to trust God? That’s where I was; wanting to more fully trust but lacking. Sometimes God has to get our attention different ways before we’ll listen. He got my attention on a 3 day beach trip. It was a confirmation to trust God. That was the start of my journey to better understand how to lean on Him and trust him more deeply.
What do we do when life doesn’t go as planned? Job loss, bankruptcy, a report from the doctor that wasn’t what we wanted, a friend’s betrayal. When difficult times come, where do we put our trust?