I don’t think you’d be human if you were sunshine and roses every day, especially in the face of chronic struggles and hardships. You may need a pity party.
Pain is an intricate part of our human existence: no one is exempt. Instead of asking God to remove our pain, we need to start asking God to redeem our pain.
Depression has been called the “common cold of emotional illnesses,” affecting approximately 47 million Americans, and is often misunderstood.
How long, O Lord? This is a question my heart has asked over and over – when my heart is breaking, when I feel defeated, when I just want answers.
“For better or for worse,” I learned, isn’t just for the institution of marriage, for kin become part of your vows on your wedding day. So when tragedy stepped in, I held even tighter to God, because I’ve seen it tear families apart. I’ve found the simplicity of living life in the now. For joy is a matter of my heart, not the quality of my life.