discouraged and needing prayer

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Registered: 03-25-2002
discouraged and needing prayer
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Fri, 12-16-2011 - 10:09am

Hello wonderful women of Christ,

I've got a lot going on.... I'm very appreciative of God. I know he's doing more than me in my situation.

First, I've had some experience with depression. Many many years ago I was on an antidepressant for about 8 years. Then for my fourth child my doctor recommended that i get off the antidepressants. And it was about that time that I became a christian and believed that Jesus could heal my depression. And hallelujah and amen. He did!!! I was filled with a joy that i had never known.. not even on the antidepressants. It was a miracle.... I survived an abusive marriage and survived divorce and homelessness but NEVER lost my joy. Praise Him.

About eight months ago, I went back on a low dose of antidepressants. Before that decision I thought i just had really bad PMS but it got worse month after month. I saw pastoral counsel and he recommended the antidepressant as a temporary solution. To make a long story short... it's time to get off of it again. And pray for healing once again. Hallelujah, I know He is more than able.

Sometimes i don't know where my life is headed and other times i know i just need to take one step at a time...

Sorry, i don't really know where i was going with all this... but i appreciate your prayers. He is Mighty! And i am His daugther. In Jesus name, Amen.

Loonybunny

Community Leader
Registered: 05-11-1999
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 10:59am
I am praying for complete healing for you and for abundant joy! Praise God! I am so grateful that He has a plan for our life's and is with us every step of the way!!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 11:32am
Oh sweety!!!! ((BIG BIG HUG)) You know I love you and I am so blessed to be called your sister in Christ. Our God is an amazing provider of all things. I've had my own bouts with depression and anxiety and I'll admit that I still have anxiety. There is no shame in needing medical intervention if need be for anyone. Someone tol d one time that a Christina should never take them. They were wrong. God does provide for us but He made us all different with different levels of abilities physically and mentally. I tend to have anxiety most often near my not-so-monthly-cycle (lol) but sometimes its when things around me are happening that I have no sontrol over or I don't understand. I pray and I know God has my back but I still get chest pains and short of breath. Anxiety is a terrible thing. I'll be praying for you dear as you start to come off the meds. IF you do it as the doctor instructs you may not even notice much difference at all. ((((HUG))) <3

Robin

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Registered: 03-25-2002
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 12:04pm

"There is no shame in needing medical intervention"

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 1:49pm
I have found in this life that there are WAY too many judges are far too few cheerleaders. Know I am here cheering you on!!!!!!!! GO TYANN!! YAY!!!!

Robin

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Registered: 03-25-2002
Mon, 12-19-2011 - 9:54am

awww. thank you, that REALLY means a lot to me.

Community Leader
Registered: 05-11-1999
Mon, 12-19-2011 - 10:17am
What a great analogy to hold onto! Lifting you up in prayer and cheering you on!!!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 12-19-2011 - 11:17am
Y'all just don't need to think I am wearing one those tiny little cheerleader skirts though. Way too much winter isolation on this old body to be wearing those things.lol Blessings my sisters!

Robin