Posted on 6/6/18 7:31 PM
I am struggling with depression but I have found two ways that help. A lot of this depends on how you feel about God and faith and stuff. And even with my faith I still struggle with depression. First, is trusting that the Lord has a purpose AND WAITING for it to be revealed - that's the hard part. Second, while you are waiting for things to change HELP SOMEONE ELSE. Believe it or not, when you help others in need, it will help you. Volunteer. Help a neighbor who cannot cut their grass or do things for themselves. Once you find a purpose, you will find that your depression isn't as bad as it was before. Meds help sometimes, but not always.
Posted on 6/9/18 3:04 PM
@jam8500 please don’t give up! Please keep fighting if this is enough.. I love you ❤️.. I have had the worst life I can imagine. But I trust God and his words. Please cast all your cares to God.. Please trust him.. when I let the pain of life go. I began to Life and love ?.. hold on to your faith.. he is omnipotent! Trust him
Posted on 6/10/18 5:25 PM
No matter how much I want to believe some one is there, I am unable to allow my self to give in. So many times I have tried and was shunned away. What will make this time any different? Will there ever be a difference? I had allowed my self to shut down and become isolated. I trust no one and I push anyone away that tries. I'm so tired of this life and the pain it has caused. I used to have faith, but I was taught God would never put more on us than we can handle. The only thing that goes through my head when I think of God, what have I done so horribly wrong to deserve this? Does he even still walk with me and help carry this burden bc I feel buried alive with the light dimming each and everyday. I don't want to quit fighting. I don't want to lose the light, but it seems to be fading faster than I can fight. I want to know what it means to be normal again. I want to know happiness and love but how can someone love this when I can't even love myself.
Posted on 6/11/18 1:25 AM
@Avasad We all experience sadness in different ways. Being shy and feeling awkward doesn't help I know. But don't give up. You still have a lot of life ahead of you. You need to find purpose, some activities you enjoy. Maybe if you get involved in some activities you can find friends with similar interests.
If you need someone to talk to about your thoughts of suicide please call the Suicide Prevention Hotline:1-800-273-8255. They have trained volunteers 24 hours everyday. Your life does matter.
Posted on 6/11/18 1:39 AM
@Lynettsirry I know it may not seem like it now but God does love you. I know what you mean about not getting more than we can handle. The thing we forget is that God has not abandoned us. We don't understand or like things going on in our lives but these trials are temporary. These feelings of confusion and doubt are not from God. We need to trust Him. Pray for help. Ask Him to send someone you can trust and who will listen. Don't give up.
Posted on 7/6/18 11:16 PM
I’ve been there too. It was part of my survey. I’m alone now. Family doesn’t even want to deal with it.
Posted on 7/15/18 11:53 PM
You guys have to hold on to God, it speaks of when Man fails us God is there. God knows your strength better than you.. God want Bold people at the throne, not weak people.. so at some point we have to walk with him and get quite enough to hear him.. trust me he loves everyone and God never said it will be easy! Just trust the process... read your Bible daily and constantly ask God for renewing of the mind
Posted on 7/16/18 4:55 PM
@Lynettsirry God will never put more on us than we can handle ... if we realize we aren't doing it alone. We sometimes forget we need Him or people He puts in our lives. It's not easy and people let us down sometimes. The enemy, Satan, wants us defeated, deceived and feeling hopeless. We may not see light at the end of the tunnel right now but we need to keep trusting God ...
Posted on 7/18/18 3:42 AM
What do you two think about people who cave? Who either attempt or succeed at suicide? Other than leaning on God especially if evil is messing with your life (and I’m not talking about anything you can probably imagine and it’s not minor, or health related)?
sometimes it takes a village. Sometimes medication is necessary. Often counseling is helpful ... neither of which is weak. After all it’s our brains that came up with medicines and psychological practices and sometimes you need that help. Some people don’t believe in God. I’m not one of them but I utilize everything at hand. Stigma for mental illness has been around forever. Please don’t tell people “to just deal with it”.
Posted on 7/18/18 3:05 PM