Friday, January 6, 2012

Depression

I know I'm struggling. It's a mix between circumstances at work, learning how to be a good Mom while incorporating discipline and consequences, and the ocean of change we've experienced these last few months. New baby, new boss, new body (pregnant to nursing).... I've heard it said that its the straw that breaks the camel's back. I had that "the last straw" and they just kept coming. Now I'm sitting in this lull and God is asking me to wait on Him, not necessarily focusing on the answers He will unveil but rather focusing on the omnipresent, omnipotent, God that He is.
Things aren't all that bad now. The rocks have stopped falling, the wind has calmed down, and the thunderous rain has ceased. The storm has stilled, and now instead of rushing frantically to call in the troops for clean up and start making plans for rebuild, God wants me to wait. Wait with anticipation. Wait with patience. Wait in expectant faith.
Isaiah 40:31

4 comments:

  1. pray with anticipation of God fulfilling his promises. :):):)

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  2. Here's something I've been clinging to, recently, when it seems like exactly none of my frantically anxious scrambling for SOME kind of progress in ANY area of my life isn't working... "The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." - Exodus 14:14

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  3. 11 The LORD said, “Go out and stand at the mountain before the LORD. The LORD is passing by.” A very strong wind tore through the mountains and broke apart the stones before the LORD. But the LORD wasn’t in the wind. After the wind, there was an earthquake. But the LORD wasn’t in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake, there was a fire. But the LORD wasn’t in the fire. After the fire, there was a sound. Thin. Quiet. 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his coat. He went out and stood at the cave’s entrance. A voice came to him and said, “Why are you here, Elijah?”

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  4. Your friends seem to have the perfect advice for you. Maybe keep notecards with relevant scripture on them all around you (car, fridge, mirror, phone, etc)?

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