Depression and anxiety are real. But that doesn’t mean that God has left us defenseless against them. Over the twenty or so years that I have struggled with these illnesses, the Lord has enabled me to rely on Scripture to stand firm in my daily struggles. This does not mean I have always succeeded – many times I have allowed the whirlwind of mental illness … Continue reading 10 Bible Verses to Combat Depression and Anxiety
Words elude me. They fly away Like a flock of birds Soaring over my head, Just out of the reach Of my grasping fingertips. I long to write – To share everything That’s going on Inside my heart and mind – But each time I try I come up empty. And what do you do With something that is empty? You fill it! So I am … Continue reading Escaping Emptiness
It’s not wanting to get out of bed in the morning – and sometimes I don’t. It’s a cloudiness in my mind that just sucks the life out of my thoughts and emotions. It’s wanting to isolate myself from other people. It’s desiring to stay inside the house because it’s kind of my “safe place.” It’s putting on a smile when I’m around others so they don’t know I’m not feeling … Continue reading What Does Depression Feel Like?