Sorry the post is a day late.
With the continuation of the COVID-19 ordeal and our lives temporarily turned upside down, sometimes the day is just hard. As much as I try to keep my spirits up, the struggle of anxiety/depression rears its ugly head. So folks, I’ve been fighting with not letting myself get out of whack with anxiety.
Dealing with anxiety/depression for nearly a decade, I’ve learned techniques and tools to help me through the difficult episodes, anxious moments, and depressed moods. With all the tools I’ve learned, the most beneficial one is meditating on God’s words. Satan will do what he can to attack us during this stressful and difficult time and we need to arm ourselves against that attack. “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—” Ephesians 6:13-18
Hope you benefit from these scriptures about overcoming trials and difficulties and maybe even prompt a further study for you.
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:11-13
“From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalm 61:2
“The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.” Psalms 9:9-10
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalms 27:1-2
“We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed” 1 Corinthians 4:8-9
“The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:14
As always thanks for reading. Hope you have a blessed week.
Until next time,