Thursday, November 5, 2009

And yet...

I have something to share with you all this morning... a deep and profound thought that occured to me as I went about my morning... an insider tip that not just anyone will tell you. Are you ready? Here it is: Depression sucks.

In fact, let's go a little deeper. Depression sucks when everything is going well. When everyone is happy and relaxed, time is a luxury, and money is no object, depression is frustrating.

When time is tight, money is tight, important relationships are taking a back seat, kids aren't sleeping, viruses are making their rounds, and commitments are tugging at your heart and body... well, then it's hard to know what is depression and what is just life.

And when all of those things are true AND you're pregnant and hormonal, well, you might as well just throw in the towel!

At least that's the way it seems sometimes.

And yet...

Depression sucks. But God is good.

I don't know where you are this morning. I don't know if you're rejoicing in a new day or stumbling bleary-eyed out the door. I don't know if you're having a stressful morning or day or week... if you're feeling overinvolved in life or completely disconnected from life... if circumstances are bringing you down or if you're just not sure what the weight is on your shoulders... if you're overwhelmed by frustrations or even by an overabundance of good things happening (hey, that can be stressful too!)... but whatever you are feeling right now, happy, sad, or in-between, I wanted to share a few verses that jumped out at me this morning. I hope they speak to you as well.

"Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens." --Psalm 68:19

"I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." --Psalm 16:8

"My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him." --Psalm 62:1

"You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light." --Psalm 18:28

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me." --John 14:1

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." --Matthew 11:28

And yes, I know I already wrote this one, but it is really speaking to me this morning, so I am going to write it again:
"Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens." --Psalm 68:19

What more can I say? His Word says it all.

Have a blessed day.


Megan said...

Thanks, Katy...I'm starting to feel the fog clearing, and I hope it does for you too. I agree wholeheartedly that it's hard to feel yucky, especially when there's no obvious reason to (at least you can blame hormones a little!). Such a blessing that we can cling to God's Word!

That reminds me of the story behind the song "Praise You in this Storm"...a mother was losing her child to cancer, and the daughter asked her mother to read the Bible. The mother literally stood on her Bible...stood on the Word of God, and read scripture to her child through the middle of the night. God is with us through everything, even something unbearable like that, so we know he's with us when we're just feeling down.

I'm printing out your verses and hanging them where I can see them, as I did yesterday with my fb verses. Hope you have a great day!
Miss you and hope we see you soon!

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Carey said...

sorting through my google reader tonight and saw your blog... saw you haven't posted in a long while. Ihope everything is well.

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Or my facebook page

Hoping you have a wonderful week filled with inspiration and laughter,
Grant-Grey Guda

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Kathy said...

It's great to connect with readers with real thoughts and feelings, but even greater when you share the Word of God!

I've written many poems out of life experiences and I like to include scripture to accompany them for additional thought and reflection. I have published ...In His Presence, since 2004, and the Lord keeps giving me more. I was just blog hopping when I found your site. Godly connections that I found you??

Be blessed abundantly!

Grandmother Crone said...

What a wonderful blog.
Depression does suck. It does. Like a vampire it tries sucks at the life force out of us but our faith is stronger.

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