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Blue, Vitamin D??…

9 Feb

I am feeling the need to be honest this morning.  Not that I’m not honest usually.

But normally in the name of encouragement, I prefer my posts to be encouraging!

I struggle severely with depression.  I am sure it is a chemical thing.  My mother had very similar problems, although we were never told much about it.

The Lord is my strength and my song He also has become my salvation.

I have to, some times moment by moment ask for strength or help.  I feel like a failure a LOT because I am not Mrs. Happy and Cheerful!  This past Sunday some one told me ” don’t be an Eyore”  Wow! that hit me between the eyes!

I am not able to go to the Doctor for various reasons, one being finances, the other being a deep seated abhorrance of drugs.  Another being, I believe my Lord, knows all about this and He is allowing this for my good and growth.

He truly is faithful to me and has brought me through many terrible days.  He loves me and all His children, and His grace IS sufficient.  My desire to be bubbly and cheerful is not what He has for me right now.

This morning I was lead to read in Colossians 4.  Verse 4 says Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say Rejoice.

Verse 6 , Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Verse 8, Finally, bretheren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Verse 4 tells me to rejoice. And I endeavor to do so when I can and in obedience. For example the sun is shining today, Thank you Lord!

Also, my world isn’t THE world, even though it is the world I happen to live in.  So, I can rejoice in what God is doing for and in others.

I am thankful for verse 6, I can go to God with each problem big or small. I can go to Him with my feelings of failure and inability.  And verse 7 comes to pass.  He keeps my mind through Christ Jesus.  The fact that my children are happy and stable is a testimony to God’s awesome power.  In spite of me and my weakness He is faithful to my husband and I and our children.

He walks through our trials with us.  He carries us.  He is truly my all in all.

He must increase, I must decrease.

My homework is verse 8. Think on these things…  I must take time and make an effort to think on the things He directs me to think on.

My almost 10 year old.  Why should I be discouraged with people like this around?