Journey Toward Wholeness Reblog 2/18/2021
God has given me a new day, another chance to “follow the Holy Spirit in every part of my life” (Gal. 5:25), and I’m thankful. Back in the dark days of depression and panic, I didn’t welcome the days as opportunities. Instead, I struggled through them wishing I could feel better and feeling afraid I never would.
Now I do feel better. I continue to need medicine to keep brain chemicals in balance, but I do very well as long as I take it. The “down” time was miserable, and I don’t recommend such experiences for anyone. But looking back, I can see how God used it to give my soul a boost. It triggered a change in my thinking patterns so that I could apply God’s Word to my mind and my life more. My faith in Jesus has grown, and I’m walking with Him more closely.
And now I can encourage those who are still going through extra tough times with anxiety/depression. I can say, “Maybe God is preparing a fresh start for you too. Or maybe He’s preparing you for something new. Whatever He’s doing, you can be sure God is working. We can trust Him.”
Thank You, Father, for today, another day to walk with Jesus and live for Him. Amen.
4 responses to “Today on the Journey (from May 2018)”
SOOOOO glad you got through that trial and you are doing better now. Only God! We both have been through tough times, But God has been with us through it all. Today I will be singing a song for a TV progam…”Great is thy faithfulness”. I will sing that song from the depths of my heart. I’ll be thinking of you today as I perform! May God continue to bless your life!
Thank you Tanya! Yes, we’ve been through tough things and found God faithful. Praise His glorious Name!
So right, Terry!
Amen, Tricia. You are a true child of God. Our feelings don’t define who we are; our relationship with Jesus Christ does.