A few days ago, I saw a post on Instagram from one of my followers. She was losing it! I knew it was real because I identified so strongly. A few small children yelled in the background as she sat at a table crying, indirectly pleading for anyone to help. Though all I could offer was a short word and a prayer, I hoped that it at least got her to the next moment… I pray that moment was better
(My message to her)
My prayer for you is that God gives you peace and relief! I, unfortunately, suffer from many of the things that you do, dealing with anxiety and depression. The only advice I can offer is to get up and keep going… Let the light in when you want to be in the dark. Pray when you question if there really is a God anymore. Work toward something you aspire to attain. Even when all you want to do is lay still and quiet until forever is over. Even if you’ve given up on the possibilities of ever reaching your goal.
Depression and anxiety are silent killers. When we try to articulate even the things we don’t understand people judge and think we’re weak or crazy… But we’re not. We’re simply in search of a light that matches our own as we have been dimmed for so long. As difficult as it is, you have a choice to get up and be as bright as you can every day. Shining your light is your option. And though it may take a hell of a long time, light will eventually seep back into your life from others.
I know you don’t yet see it but darkness soon fades as long as we continue to light the way… I pray for your mental, physical, emotional and most of all your spiritual wellness. I pray that God moves you from a place of simply surviving to a space of soaring and thriving beyond what you could have ever even thought to you imagine. Be blessed.
Depression and anxiety are real people… It is sometimes murderous! Check on your strong friends… The ones you look to when you feel low are the ones that need to feel the higher vibrations… I hope you smile today