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God's great love for us...


4 I will remember these things as I pour out my soul: how I used to walk with the crowd and lead it in a procession to God's house. [I sang] songs of joy and thanksgiving while crowds of people celebrated a festival. 5 Why are you discouraged, my soul? Why are you so restless? Put your hope in God, because I will still praise him. He is my savior and my God. 6 My soul is discouraged. That is why I will remember you in the land of Jordan, on the peaks of Hermon, on Mount Mizar. 7 One deep sea calls to another at the roar of your waterspouts. All the whitecaps on your waves have swept over me. 8 The LORD commands his mercy during the day, and at night his song is with me-- a prayer to the God of my life. 9 I will ask God, my rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why must I walk around in mourning while the enemy oppresses me?" 10 With a shattering blow to my bones, my enemies taunt me. They ask me all day long, "Where is your God?" 11 Why are you discouraged, my soul? Why are you so restless? Put your hope in God, because I will still praise him. He is my savior and my God.

At times depression can overwhelm us.  The sadness that can be so sticky to our very souls.  We can't sleep, we can't eat, we eat too much, we sleep too much, we lose zest fro life, we may even want to die or think about death, so many of us have known these feelings. but we are not alone.  great men and women of the bible have known this depression too.  Moses and david to name a couple.

I have known depression too.  I have definitely had its claws in me before.  In fact, God is bringing me out as we speak of a time where it was beginning to grasp hold of me again.  But I am here to say that I am an overcomer in Christ.  I have not come this far in Him to be trampled by the onslaught of the enemy.  I declare today, this moment that I am free, in Jesus' name.  I also speak out for anyone who readds this who struggles with this evil oppression too.  You can be free.  You can be free today.  Keep a unified heart unto God, don't be divided in your thoughts.  This has been my greatest struggle. 

One moment I am telling myelf all the right things in my heart.  The next,  the enemy is filling it with lies and sadness.  And the worst part?  I listen to him, instead of Him.  I find myelf wondering just like david does here,"Why have you forgotten me? Why must I walk around in mourning while the enemy oppresses me?" Instead of taking the time God shows me I need, to recover and recoop, to replenish my soul, I just dabble around with the computer and avoid.  My avoidance cost me this relapse, a price I apparantly was willin to pay.  But I tell you something people, I am getting my refund!!!

I begin today by focusing on God's great love.  Ephesians 3:17-18 says,"
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ."  What does that really mean fro you and me? What does that mean for someone who is overcoming depression?  I think it has significant meaning,and the Lord is showing me as we speak.  Firstly, his love is where we have our roots.  Our roots feeds us sustain us with water from the very source of living water.  So, if you have not made a deicision for Christ, please take a moment and see here for an explanation on how that can happen for you.  Ask teh Holy Spirit to fill you with His power.  If you just made a decision for Him, praise God!!  Find a church, ask God to show you, I promise He will.  Read your bible everyday and seek Him. 

For now, i need a little break, its 1233am AK time and I have to get some rest.  We have homeschooling in the morning and I want to be ready!  But, this is not finished yet, so bear with me friends and visitors.

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