Dear Depression and Anxiety Sufferer,
I woke up this morning with you on my mind. My heart aches for the agony you may be facing this day. The uncertainty and doubt that comes each morning as you leave your dream world and enter into the reality of your life. The strong desire you must be fighting to not crawl back under the covers and dream your life away. Maybe your mind is racing a mile a minute, rehashing the previous day’s events. Trying to find a solution to whatever conversations or problems you faced. Or, thinking about the unforeseen dilemma that is coming your way today or in the future and how you can be proactive to control it. I know, because this is how I feel a lot of mornings. So, this morning I sat up in my bed. Bowed my head, and prayed for you.
I prayed that today God will give you the strength to get out of bed and help you stand firm under the shadow of His mighty wings.
I prayed God will give you guidance on your path today and help you see it as an adventure up the mountain and not a dark path lost in the valley.
I prayed God will give you peace of mind and quiet the racing thoughts of life’s events so they fade into the back ground of a place you have already conquered and came out victorious.
I prayed God will give you the concentration to think only on this moment and relish in the sweetness and joy it can bring of where you have been and how far you have come.
I prayed God will give you humility to acknowledge to yourself and those you love that you are struggling or to recognize that something just isn’t right and find freedom in letting go of the burden you think you must struggle with alone.
I pray God will give you courage to reach for help and seek medical advice or counseling to help put the pieces of your broken heart and life back together.
I pray God will give you gratitude. Gratitude for the past, the present, and the future. For gratitude helps us see that what we have right now is enough.
Lastly, I pray that you know you are loved. Loved even if you don’t get out of bed. Even if you lack guidance. Even if you can’t stop the racing thoughts. Even if you don’t remember what joy feels like. Even if your too proud to admit something is off and worry what everyone else thinks. Even if you struggle with taking the time for yourself to heal. Even if you will never be thankful for the life you have. Why? Because I have hope that one day you will, and I have faith my prayers for you will not go unanswered. Because I love you, and if that is the only love you see to help you understand the love of God, then today that is what I will do. I will love you no matter what. Just as my Heavenly Father has loved me and brought me up to the mountain top once again. Fore He will never leave you or forsake you!
Forever in your corner with prayer,