the worried heart

Depression *The happiness drain*

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*The happiness drain*

Luke 12:6,7
“Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins?” and not one of them is forgotten before God.
“but the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Most of us get our blue day, our need-to-cry days and those days that everything goes wrong.

But for a few of us the feeling doesn’t go away. It stays, it grows, it leaves an emptiness in your soul.

Your happiness is replaced with constant sadness.
You struggle to get out of bed, just normal routine is a battle.
Everything that felt right just feels wrong. You don’t feel worthy anymore. Then the guilt settles in. You start to feel guilty for not wanting to fall asleep and not wake up. You tell yourself your a burden to your family, worthless.

Feeling this way makes you feel helpless because no matter how hard you try those depressive feelings just won’t go away. You loose interest in things you use to love doing. Your tired all the time, irritable and restless. You loose your appetite and can’t sleep or you sleep to much.

You hate yourself.
You draw inward and you drift further and further away of your old self.

1 Corinthians 16:13
Watch, stand fast in faith, be brave, be strong.

Only medication soothes these emotions and at times even not.

The key to healing is to not draw inward. Be with friends and family so that they can encourage and help.

one emotion that wipes away sadness is joy.

Creating your own depressive world has made you onlt concentrate on “you”. When you voice your problem,
Seek advice, a shoulder to cry on,
You break free of that enclosure you created.
And by reaching out and listening and helping others your own troubles become lighter and joy starts to do its trick.
Laughter and a merry heart.
Prayer and faith.

Proverbs17:22
A merry heart does good, like medicine,
But a broken spirit dries the bones

Knowing you are not alone breaks depression and bit by bit you heal.
You laugh.
You live…….you love.

The bible shows clearly that Jesus can relate to our depression.

Hebrews 12:2,3
Looking unto Jesus, the author and fiisher of our faith, who endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.

Depression is a happiness drain,
Sucks out “life” and leaves a whole.

There’s always hope,
No matter how hard life gets,
Always a ray of sunshine called…
Thankfulness,
Joyfulness,
Cheerfulness!!!!

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