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Monday, May 5, 2014

Monday Meditation



Philippians 4:6-7 "Do  not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

     I struggle with anxiety and depression. A lot. Sometimes I wake up and it just feels tortuous to get out of bed and go to school. I worry about having to leave the house all Sunday afternoon.  I love my job. Very much. And there is nothing that triggers it. Nothing I can put my finger on. This frustrates the loved ones around me terribly. They so badly want to say something or do something to fix it. 

     This is the verse of the day on the Bible Gateway app. It was just the verse I needed. I thought I'd put it out there since there are a lot of bloggers out there struggling with different concerns in their lives. Our hope and meditation is realize His promise of "the peace which surpasses all understanding. " We don't have to understand it, we just have to ask for it. It is given to us, through the Holy Spirit, because our relationship with God has been restored through Jesus's death on the cross. How deep the Father's love for us!

"How Deep The Father's Love For Us"
By Stuart Townend

How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Blessing and Love,
Heather

5 comments:

  1. That Scripture. That song. Keep those in your mind, Heather. Jesus is everything, and is with you every day. He will never leave you nor forsake you. God's blessings on you this Monday as you start a new week.

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  2. Heather, my heart hurts for you and all the other bloggers that have moments of depression. That is one thing I have never experienced and am thankful. I love this song and that scripture. I agree with you it is fun hearing the voice of our blogging friends for the first time. I do hope to meet Trace one day. I was in Pa last month but it didn't work out. Maybe next time. Have a wonderful God loving week

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  3. Hello my sweet NCIS loving friend! You know, I have bouts of depression that I have to deal with quite often and it has gotten worse since our move to Montana. I really needed this verse and song today. We have been praying about some things and I finally just broke this afternoon and said, I don't care any more, whatever happens happens. I truly don't feel that way, but when things become overwhelming, it's easier to just give up instead of trying to keep a focus on the Lord.

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  4. Love this verse thank you Heather! Some days can get so overwhelming.. I can only do day by day... Enjoy your day my friend! Cold,rainy and dark again today but i have the window open listening to the busy birds!

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