Struggles Through Christmas

Image result for CHRISTMAS STRUGGLES AND DEPRESSION

Struggles through Christmas…
is what many people seem to find…
when they have been victimized…
with broken dreams left behind.
With depression and loneliness…
and even suicidal thoughts to arise…
while we watch those who are happy…
be joyful with each Christmas surprise.
For many are now all alone…
their dreams shattered with divorce…
and families are now scattered…
as they’ve taken a different course. Continue reading

Grief and Loss–Suffering Deep Sorrow Over the Loss of a Loved One or Even a Dream

Image result for grief

Grief and Loss
Over the last few weeks, this has been a topic that keeps coming to my mind, and I want to share a few thoughts. Grief can be defined as suffering deep sorrow over the loss of a loved one or even a dream. Now most of us have suffered through some kind of grief… the death of someone we loved, the death of a marriage, the loss of a job, the death of a dream,  etc. Most perceive that the future that we were striving for is gone, loss forever with the death that we have experienced. Continue reading

Depression or Oppression

This is for the many who are struggling with being depressed or oppressed for whatever reason. Dealing with this consuming darkness is not easy… and is not easily understood by some who have never experienced it. But we can’t give up Hope! There is a Light at the end of the tunnel.

Depression or oppression…
is what many experience today…
as the world comes against us…
and we respond a certain way.
For depression is a condition…
where the darkness hides the light.
And oppression’s like overburdened…
where you feel you’ve lost the fight. Continue reading

There’s Hope For the Hopeless

This is for the many who are depressed with feelings of hopelessness. So many of us have suffered this during periods of our lives when we feel that we can’t go on. Our brokenness becomes such a burden and the darkness seems to overwhelm us. But there is Hope! I pray that God will shine His Light into all of the dark areas of our lives and bring healing as He raises us from the pits of despair.

Feeling hopeless…
and in despair.
Broken and alone…
with no one to care. Continue reading

Wounded… But “Flawless” (Mercy Me) in God’s Eyes

Driving down the road today…
and reflecting on recent events…
I heard this song play…
while praying to God with repents.
Repenting for negative words…
or even thoughts in my mind.
Repenting for any pride…
and it’s negative results we find.
Repenting for any idols…
that I put before Thee.
And any self-pity or depression…
that’s allowed to oppress me.
For all these negative things…
will delay God’s ultimate plan…
for there’s power in words and thoughts…
and this we need to understand.
And as these lyrics played…
I knew it was a message to us all.
For God has plans for each…
as we humbly answer His call. Continue reading

Our Self-Reflection~~Through God’s Eyes

This is for the many who have been wounded by various abuses and are plagued with inaccurate self-reflections. God made us all a certain way with a plan and purpose for each of our lives. But so many of us measure ourselves against man’s standards. We all need to remember that it is only God’s view of us that matters. Let us all learn to see our reflection through God’s eyes.

Our Self-reflection…
is not always clear. Continue reading

ABUSES! WHY?… Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People

Though we don’t understand why bad things happen to good people, we know that we have a God who is always there for us and will help us to overcome as we hold onto Him.

WHY?… WHY?… WHY?…WHY? …
are the questions we always say…
when we don’t understand…
why things happen a certain way.
Like why are innocent children and spouses…
verbally, physically, or sexually abused?
When they should be cherished…
with pure love instead of misused. Continue reading

Struggling Through Life…

This is for those who struggle through the day, putting on a happy face, but feeling so empty inside. God sees your brokenness and knows the causes. He wants to heal you and deliver you from the darkness of depression and oppression that surrounds each of you.  Just reach for Him…

Struggling through life…
with a heaviness few know.
Many hiding in the shadows…
 feeling dangerously low.
Trying to get through the day…
with barely a smile to show.
As the darkness engulfs us…
where no light seems to glow. Continue reading