I’m sluggish. I have to fight to get out of bed. I have to push to interact with people. Going to work exhausts my introverted personality.
I know we aren’t supposed to claim sicknesses or diseases, but I’m feeling pretty rough. Good things have been happening to me and yet I can’t seem to get excited about anything for long.
I notice every time I laugh, maybe that doesn’t happen enough. What can I do practically to get better? Is this just a momentary feeling that will pass? Please help me know what to do. I do all for your glory.
In Jesus’ name,
I wrote that prayer from my heart this morning. For some odd reason, I have been feeling so heavy lately. I know I was raised to just rebuke it and work past it, but is there an underlying issue that I’m missing?
The last few years of my life have been pretty stressful. Maybe my body is just reacting to that? Anyway, please pray for me ladies.
Of course, I won’t just leave you all down like that. I will try to write what the Bible says about this, and hopefully, it can help the both of us.
One of the most well-known examples of this type of behavior is found in 1 Kings 19. The mighty prophet Elijah had just made a statement for the Lord and killed all the prophets of the false god Baal. After this major spiritual victory King Ahab’s wife, Jezebel, threatened his life.
This great prophet, who had just experienced this major move of God suddenly was full of fear and wanted to die. What I love about God is, is that God told him to go to sleep. He had an angel come and feed him and twice told him to rest.
Maybe in our fast world, we never have the time to deal with our fears. When things begin to build up they can become an issue far bigger than you could ever imagine. I have seen women in my family deal with debilitating fear, to where their body reacts to it as if a sickness!
But what am I afraid of? Many people who are down, are down because they fear no one loves them, or they fear they won’t be able to handle an upcoming challenge, or they fear they won’t be able to pay their bills. I pray against the spirit of fear today.
Although I am in no way diagnosing myself, I am noticing a negative attitude lately, and I want to be vigilant about my mental health. If I can feel a screw is out of place, I want to fix it now. I want to be intentional about making sure I’m okay.
Today ladies, remember that you can trust in the Lord. He will provide for you! He has been taking care of His people for thousands of years. I honestly feel much better after having written this, and so I encourage you if you are experiencing any issues like this to talk to someone. You may fear that they will reject you, but just be wise about who you decide to talk to.
Most importantly, talk to Jesus about it! Write a letter to Him, pray in your room, ask Him for His help. He captures every one of our tears, and He loves us fiercely. Never forget His love and provision for you, and because He wants you to get the victory over whatever you are facing, He will always be there to show you how.
Be blessed ladies, be vigilant about your mental health. Fight for happiness. Allow God’s love in your heart, for His perfect love casts out all fear. Place your burdens on HIs shoulders. You can trust Him!
Below are some verses of encouragement. Jesus is the WORD. Get your encouragement from Him when times get tough.