🎄Christmas and holidays are a time of laughter and good cheer. However for people who fight depression it is a time to hide and live in self fear.
😒 💔Money shortage, family losses, broken hearts, addictions and self-unacceptance are all real obstacles to have to overcome.
While some people love and live for a time to gather around a fire, unwrap gifts under a tree and share eggnog, others struggle immensely to get out of bed and carry through another relentless seasonal gathering. 🎄🔥🎁
Many fight having to see relatives. Some try to hide their misery behind material things. Few we would never know how hurt they truly are inside.
Fortunately we don’t all suffer with depression or feeling lost. However, I have had quite a few people fighting with depression contact me the last few days. I have seen many posts of sadness and depression as well. My eyes and ears are always open to it because I know the feeling of being lost and confused all too well.
As a survivor it is my duty to live to encourage you.
I am not a doctor or a minister (yet) but I can assure you if you wrap yourself in Christ no problem seems too big.
No drug, drink, thing, or being will do for you what He can do.
All I can speak from is my own personal experiences and every time I felt at my lowest, God came through and took me to my highest!
When I was suicidal, living with someone who sought to harm me, medically and mentally ill, God spoke to me with a plan of redemption. Addicted to alcohol, God pulled me up and spoke a different plan into my life.
I’m no one special. He will do it for anyone. I just happened to listen to Him. He delivered me. It’s as simple as that. Doctors told me I would need medication for life. God intervened and said, “You need me, and that is all you will EVER need.”
Christmas is about the birth of Christ so OF COURSE the enemy wants you distracted from the nurturing of any good spirit.
Never give up hope! The enemy seeks to devour and destroy. If you hear a voice of inadequacy or rejection, know that God will never speak to you that way and shut it out.
I still struggle, we all do, but I stay close to his word and surround myself with good people. That’s how you fight darkness, you find light and surround yourself with it to a point that negativity can’t stand to be in your presence.
The enemy must flee when you speak Christ’s name! (James 4:7)
Make your pain uncomfortable!
Speak victory over your sadness!
You deserve peace!!!
Don’t confuse peace with problem-free either. Peace is knowing even in the storm God still has you. There will always be battles, the peace is in knowing you don’t have to fight them alone!
Don’t be afraid to ask for help! God says we are here to encourage one another. (1st Thessalonians 5:11)
But most importantly seek Christ! 🎚📖
No matter your situation, you can heal if only you grant yourself the choice to do so.
God wants good for you so want better for you too!
Be blessed and Merry Christmas!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Give yourself the gift of cheer!
I believe in you and He does too!!! 🎄❤🙏🏼
Feel free to share this with anyone and especially those hurting this season.
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