First, I want to say thank you to those who have been praying for me! This past week has been a better one, and I know it’s because of all the prayers and I really appreciate it. I have had fewer low times, and I’m so thankful.
I love this verse. I first came it across it when I was looking for scriptures to print to have while in labor with my 6th. It was a verse that comforted me during the week before childbirth, too, when I had to be separated from my other children and doctors were concerned about my baby. And I’ve used it many times since to remind myself that God is taking care of me. And lately, the next verse has been a comfort, too.
God is always here to comfort us when we need it. He has the great power to calm our souls. His love is so deep for us. That is what we have to remember when we are going through hard times.
When I was at a prayer meeting with some friends over a week ago, a member of the group, who didn’t know that I was struggling against depression, encouraged me to be filled with joy. To laugh and to dance. So I have been asking God for that joy. And He is faithful to give us what we need!
So, whether you are struggling against depression, or just find yourself focusing on the problems of this life a little more than you should, I want to encourage you, mama, to look for the joy! It's there. All we need to do is look for it.
Lots of love,