I apologize for falling behind in my posts. Frankly, I have not felt up to it lately. I've been dealing with some tough stuff & am trying to fight off depression. That added to already feeling overwhelmed & the crummy, dreary weather it's a heavy load. Those of you that have had true depression understand how hard of a struggle it is to fight it. It is a powerful thing & not just a simple thing of mind over matter as some think. It bothers me when people lightly shrug it off thinking of it as a weakness in others. Anyone that has experienced it knows it is anything but. Thankfully with God's strength, my prayer warriors & my dearest friend Megan I am keeping my head above water.
I post this about myself & my struggles not for pity or attention but rather to knock on the door to your heart. Is there someone in your life that you have seen struggling lately? Maybe they aren't pouring out their hearts but are guarding them close. But you know they are not themselves & guess something is going on. Reach out to them. Give them a hug. A word of encouragement. Maybe even a helping hand. God wants us to be there for each other. To love one another. We were not meant to be islands. And we are not meant to be judge & jury. Meet that person where they are & lift them up. You will be amazed how much it means to them & how it can change their entire outlook. A bonus is how it makes you feel in return. When we focus on others instead of ourselves it brings joy to us too. God blesses us for it. So think of who you can help today. Who has God put on your heart?
"A new commandment I give to you that you love one another. Just as I have loved you you are to love one another. By this all people will know you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35
"Therefore let us stop passing judgement on one another. Instead make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way." Romans 14:1
"Therefore encourage one another & build each other up." 1Th. 5:11