Depression: Through the Pain

You CAN make it through the pain.

Ban Worry

on July 19, 2013

Hello!

How has your week been going?  Will you be doing your art project with clay this weekend?

Take the time you need to focus on recovery.  I daresay you have learned that life is too precious and short to want to lose a moment of it to depression or anxiety.  Add to that worry.  Don’t waste your time worrying about the past or what could happen in the future.  It doesn’t do any good.  I’ll say it again: WORRYING IS A WASTE OF TIME AND DOESN’T DO ANY GOOD.   If you are worried about something, give it to God and let it go.  If appropriate, also make concrete plans to address the issue.  But don’t squander away your life.  WORRY IS A WASTE OF YOUR TIME.  

Don’t tell me, “That’s just the way I am.”  I don’t want to hear it.  You know that you can change that habit if you put your mind to it.  Do I think you’ll master it perfectly?  Probably not.  Who can?  But you can dramatically decrease the amount of time that you worry.  Won’t it be great when worry is the exception rather than the rule in your life?  (You’ll notice that you have less patience with excuses after conquering depression.  You know what can be done when you make a concerted effort.)

Here’s another quote for your collection:

22 And He [Jesus] said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.  23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.  24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!  25 And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span?  26 If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?  27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.  28 But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you?  You men of little faith!  29 And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.  30 For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.  31 But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.  32 Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.       —Luke 12: 22-32

Give up the worry!

I’ll be back next week.

Blessings, Elizabeth

*** If you are new to this blog, it is best to start by reading “About” and the first entry that was posted on May 13, 2013.  Then read each consecutive entry, one per day.  Welcome!

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