“Before any great achievement, some measure of depression is very usual.” Charles Spurgeon
Frustration, the nemesis 0f depression. Stealing, stealing pleasure, stealing joy and contentment. Why is it that I feel this way? (I feel like David- do you hear my prayers, God?) [Psalm 13:1]
Depression and anxiety, feeling the inability to enjoy life to its fullest. Although the origin of these symptoms is hidden deep within me – deeper than my feelings, deeper than thoughts, and my reactions greatly influence my behaviour.
Cycles, vicious cycles. Spiralling, possessing the skewed mindset. Attitude, behaviour reacting uncharacteristically, not like me?
Influenced by and through our environment. Biases, triggers, motivations, demotivation, mood, tension, desires, dislikes, reactions- how I react, it’s not the norm, what is the norm? Is it the need to conform to worldly thoughts? Also sights, sounds, social surroundings, emotional surroundings, physical surroundings.
“Fits of depression come over the most of us. Usually cheerful as we may be, we must at intervals be cast down. The strong are not always vigorous, the wise not always ready, the brave not always courageous, and the joyous not always happy.” Charles Spurgeon
Teach me, Jesus. Please. Influence me, surround me with your everlasting and eternal LOVE. Thank you, for this season you have given me and for the season(s) this is preparing me for, let it all be for your glory.
“Sing, O heavens, and be joyful, O earth! And break forth into singing, O mountains! For the Lord hath comforted His people, and will have mercy upon His afflicted.” Isaiah 49:13
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