Nan Jones and I talk about how to maintain our hope when we feel abandoned by God. During those times when we feel alone, we so desperately need evidence of God’s abiding presence. So often when we are in the valley, going through difficult times, it’s easy to feel like God has abandoned us. That’s when we need to pray God will open our eyes so that we can see Him despite our circumstances.
Our words are powerful. The words we speak over our loved ones can build them up or tear them down. A neuropsychologist shares what not to say to someone with depression, anxiety or some other mental illness.
Are you feeling alone or lonely today? At some point in our lives, everyone will feel alone or experience loneliness. How often do we just need God’s assurance, as our Good Father, that He is there, and that we are not alone? Read more and dwell on Bible verses when you feel alone. Allow God to reinforce this truth: we are never alone. God is always with us.
Weddings. Holiday parties. Birthday celebrations.
They are all supposed to be happy and joyous. But what about when you’re battling depression?
I remember the year my mother died. Only a few months later, the holidays were upon us, and I sat at the foot of the Christmas tree sobbing. “I’m not ready to be the matriarch of the family!” I couldn’t muster up the happiness, joy, or peace we sung about in the Christmas carols. I just wanted to forget the holiday, and forget my grief, and yet I couldn’t.
As we journey through depression’s valley, remember, just like Job, God puts limits on just how far He lets the enemy go. Read more for ways God limits the impact of depression in our lives.