overcoming depression symptoms {part 1}

overcoming depression symptoms

Friday I shared with you during our coffee date about what I have been feeling.

I want to thank you for the love and support. I am doing better!
I am overcoming depression symptoms. together with God I am overcoming my depression symptoms

Today I wanted to spend some time sharing with you what helps get me through these dark times
I was given a print out a few years ago that I randomly (not random to God) stumbled upon last week.
I know God had me find it so I could seek his truth and promises.

It’s a note that states:
I say, God says

1. Sometimes I feel like things going on in my life are impossible to fix. That it’s impossible for us to move, to put our house up for sale, to sell our house, to find a new house, to have enough money to move, the time for a move, and the patience for a move. Sometimes I feel like I will always suffer from arthritis, that I will be impossible for me to eat normal again. That it’s impossible for me to fix my weight issue, that it’s impossible for me to change our eating habits all together, that it’s impossible for me to regular exercise.

I say: “It’s impossible”
God says: All things are possible (Luke 18:27)

2. Sometimes I feel like all I can do is sleep. That sitting at the dinner table is too exhausting. That if I just got an extra nap that I can maybe finish laundry. That I need 30 extra minutes of sleep so that I will be a little less naggy.

I say: “I’m too tired”
God says: I will give you rest (Matthew
11:28-30)

3. Sometimes I feel like it’s all for show. That we are just “pretend” friends and that as soon as it gets hard they will leave. That it’s just what they are used to so they stay. That they “have” to love me. That my feelings are not important and that no matter what they will not love me like they love you.

I say: “Nobody really loves me”
God says: I love you (John 3:1 6 & John
13:34 )

4. Sometimes if feel like I am just done. That I can not handle another day of saying no, stop, did you hear me. Sometimes I feel like there are too many things going on and I just can’t go on. That I need a break and need to walk away. That I just want to take time and say no, no to laundry, no to dishes, no to bible study, and no to dinner dates.

I say: “I can’t go on”
God says: My grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15
)

5. Sometimes I get stressed because I can not figure out why. Why am I still sick, why am I still hurting. Why did they say that to me. Why the laundry is NEVER finished. How are we supposed to find time to do that? I tried hard to make a good schedule, why is it not working out.

I say: “I can’t figure things out”
God says: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5-6)

6. Sometimes I the thought of food makes me want to throw up and I just can not plan dinner. Sometimes my back is hurting and I just cant finish the dishes. I can’t say clean up one more time. I can not sit in a pick up line for 5 more minutes. I can not read one more how to book. I can not look up one more word from the bible that I do not understand. I can not pretend that organic matters to me, that deet scares me, that hormone chicken has ever crossed my mind, that grocery store milk makes me Google, that raw eating intrigues me, that DIY laundry soap sounds exciting, that taco bell grosses me out, I just can’t do it.

I say: “I can’t do it”
God says: You can do all things (Philippians
4:13)

7. I am not able to sit here and say that I am okay. I am not able to say that I am giving up. I am not able to do this alone. I am not able to do this without God. I am not able to hear your self help advice. I am not able to hear you tell me how to fix myself, what meds to take, why I shouldn’t take meds, iu am not able to.

I say: “I’m not able”
God says: I am able (II Corinthians 9:8)

You see friend each time I have tried to take control, fix it, figure it out, handle it, push through then it fails. I need to read what God says. I need to see what He is telling ME. What he wants me to understand. He will give me the words, the ambition, the strength, the direction, the rest, the grace, to do HIS WILL.

You see He says:
All things are possible through me
I will give you rest
I love you
My grace is sufficient for you
I will direct your steps
You can do all things, through me
I am able to do it for you

come back on Thursday to see more promises and truths

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Comments

  1. Love you Chrissy. I didn’t realize you were struggling last year- probably because I was going through my own depression and didn’t reach out to many people. How are you feeling now?

  2. Gosh, I think all moms can relate to this on one level or another. I certainly can. The whole, “I can’t do this anymore! Why is every day SO hard!” feeling. I have to lean on God for strength a lot. But the good news is… He’s always there for us. He won’t fail us, and He won’t run out of strength and comfort to give us when we need it.

    I hope you know if you if you ever need anything from me, I’m here for you. I know I’m just an online sorta friend, but if you can think of anything I could do to do help, or you ever just need to talk, I’m here! You don’t have to put on a happy face for me if you don’t have one to put on. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!
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  3. I love your ability to step back and lean on the TRUTH of God’s word! I don’t suffer from depression but this is getting bookmarked for anyone and everyone I know that suffers from this! Thank you for being honest and baring your soul on the internet with us!

  4. Michele Walkup says:

    Chrissy, Thank you for putting it all out there and showing us how God is working in your life. I feel privileged to get a little peek into the beautiful person you are. You have encouraged us with the encouragement you receive from the Lord.

  5. Chrissy, well written. Great Scripture to answer each of your comments, too. Thanks for sharing….life can be overwhelming at times…gotta keep looking up… Marge
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