Thursday, January 10, 2013

Prayer Journal

This is a blessings journal.  It seems I have complained a lot in this blog.  Still, every complaint is an opportunity to grow.  I want to grow spiritually and have a relationship with Christ.  Depression is an opportunity for growth.  I've become that way because I cannot afford the meds I've been prescribed.  That sounds like a "cop out" but so be it.  I've battled depression all of my life.  When there was no name for it, people were put into "mental institutions" and many were probably forgotten.  So, thank God for modern remedies.  Why is this a blessing?  Because knowing I can't afford the meds (only one, still can afford two) I'm forced to find other ways of relief.   I've started watching my diet and started walking.  Walking is the best thing for depression.  It lifts your mood and causes a natural "high".  I have always known these things but for some reason have to think about them before I act.  So, for now, this is my blessing, that I have depression and have started doing something about it.  I cannot do anything without God's help.  So praise God.  I don't think anyone really reads this but family and myself, but if you have gotten this far, please give me some encouragement.  Follow my blog, share with others who are depressed.  This is an opportunity to start a dialogue with others who suffer in this way.  For today, my plan is to eat right, and walk.  Pray for my family and others.  Embrace my relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ.  
Hbr 4:16Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.  (NIV)

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