Sunday, February 10, 2013

Pick Me Up, Lord.


I share this with you to bring hope to others who have fallen into the same despair for whatever reason. That place where your own life seems to come to an end, because all your thoughts are focused on all the bad in your life. You ask to be taken away, to disappear, to escape somehow. To give up on yourself.

It's been years since I felt as low as I did today. Almost 7 in fact. I have long suffered from moderate to severe depression. This past year I've been so much better, I thought it had passed. Instead it culminated in my subconscious, and shot out with the slightest trigger.  Actually, it was a lot of things all at once. 

There is ONE who never gives up, one who can fill that empty heart with His grace. Let Go, and Let God. What lifts me up at a time like this are the loving words of God found in the Bible and through the beautiful words of love He shares in songs sung by His disciples. Ponder over them with me.

Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord will never abandon you.
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Isaiah 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

Romans 8:31-39 Nothing can separate us from God's Love.
What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us.Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all day long;
we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Isaiah 41:28 God will strengthen you.
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary, his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 In our weakness, Christ gives us His Grace and makes us strong.
 Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me—to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Sing it like you mean it… To sing is to pray twice!
By Your Side ( Tenth Avenue North)

I'll never let you go and I'll be by your side ..where ever you fall… whenever you call.
Please don't fight, these hands that are holding you.

Where There is Faith (4Him)

Where there is faith, there is a voice calling 'keep walking, you're not alone in this world.'
Where there is faith, there is peace like a child sleeping,
hope everlasting in He who is able to bear every burden,
to heal ever hurt in my heart.
There is a wonderful, powerful place where there is grace.

You Are My All In All

You are my strength when I am weak,
You are the treasure that I seek,
You are my all in all.
Seeking you as a precious jewel,
Lord, to give up I'd be a fool,
You are my all in all.
Taking my sin, my cross, my shame
rising again I call your name
You are my all in all.
When I fall down you pick me up
When I am dry you fill my cup
You are my all in all.
Jesus, Lamb of God. Worthy is Your name.

Remember, that Jesus the Son of God already carried His cross. So any burden you have has already been made lighter by His sacrifice. But still, in your weakness, He will be there to lift you up and carry You until you regain your strength. But you need to put your trust in Him. That's a lot to ask of someone who wants to give up. But I promise you this, if you trust that God can forgive the sinner, shine a light in the darkness, find you comfort, and show you the way home - you will survive this awful day. Be open to his mercy and grace. When you are weak, He will reach out to you in ways you may not understand, may not recognize at first, or ways you didn't expect.

Tomorrow is a NEW day. Alleluia!

A little but of humor to start your day…
Footprints with Jesus

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

1 comment:

  1. Jesus, puts us through multiple tests all the time. It's to make sure that we still have Faith in Him! We also must remember that God never puts of us anything we can't handle. We just have to pray about it, and get through it. :D

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