Managing depression from situational, seasonal, to chronic is a chore—a necessary chore to keep from losing my mind.
Can anyone relate?
My mind runs overtime.
Disappointments have a way of ruminating and making situations larger than what it had been. My desire for a different outcome can cause additional grief. Discomfort. Unnecessary. But during the times of rumination, I cannot see its not necessary to hold on to, until I do.
My encouragement today is that we “Take Heart” to things unknown or known.
I pray we have contentment in our circumstances and will see to grow in wisdom.
Ask yourself, “What can I glean from this?”
If its usable, use it. If its not, leave it for loss.
“I would have lost heart had I not believed I would see the goodness of God in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13-14
The scripture brings me comfort. It speaks to my faith of believing and determination of what I am seeking.
I couple this scripture with another passage from the book of Ecclesiastes speaking on time and seasons.
As I spoke before in a vlog, we can “Detach from Time” to give ourselves and circumstances the time, or season, they need to grow.
We have a traditional calendar and we fill it with expectations. Expectations are good for goal setting and living purposefully.
Take heart your season to accomplish that which has ordained for you to do is not bound by man’s calendar. Speak to your soul and say, “I’m alive. I will not die. I will see the goodness of God in the land of the living.”
Take heart. Consider the times and seasons. Read the passage and examine your life from these lenses. Can you step away from feeling so tight about an unmet timeline?
I pray you take heart, receive grace and mercy which are given freely by Abba Father, Our Creator, Friend and Shepherd.
Affirmation: "I will live and not die." (Psalms 118:17)
Take Heart: Everything Has Its Time
1To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
2A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
3A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
4A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
5A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
6A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
7A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
8A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.