I know it has been a while since I last blogged. Summer! We have had a wonderful several weeks filled with family, road trips, Jack’s first trip to the zoo, and a beautiful wedding weekend (Jack was a very handsome ring bearer).
In the middle of all these wonderful things, I felt that I needed to post these words.
A few weeks ago, a friend called. She was struggling with depression and anxiety and needed prayer. As I prayed for her, these words began to flow.
I share these today for everyone who has ever felt the drowning of depression or the beating and pressure of wild fear.
I share these words today for everyone who has ever loved someone who struggles with depression and anxiety.
I share these words today to share hope – truth rises! As we tuck God’s truth into our hearts and minds, it will tug us to the surface where we can breathe. The most important thing you can do today is read God’s Word and take in truth. We all need it!
Alone on the bottom of the sea
Aching to just take a breath and end it all
Tugging within the heart, the mind, the spirit
Like buoys, tugging to rise to the surface of the deep
Truth is tugging at my heart, my mind, my spirit
I am not alone.
I am not on my own.
He has said over me –
I will never leave you nor forsake you.
I have loved you with an everlasting love.
I will be with you always.
My grace is sufficient for you.
So I say –
Keep in mind Christ, and Him risen from the grave.
Do not rejoice over me, the Lord will be my light.
Perfect love casts out fear.
Pulling, tugging me loose from the mud
Rising through the darkness
Passing through despair
Floating up through the heaviness
Breaking the surface
Soft, warm, calm light
Breathing begins again
Now I can hear You
Speak to me. Speak hope and life and love. Speak safety and comfort and peace. Speak rest and strength and joy.
Speak, Lord. I am listening.