I am highly sensitive. I interpret everything negative. I am weepy, no desire to eat on my very empty stomach, just want to go back to bed.
When times like this hit, everything I know about combating depression goes out of my mind. I am unfocused to find the articles I have written that contain tips to assist in feeling better.
Finally after staring at the walls and floors for over an hour or more, the thought came to me to try some worship. So I found a playlist I have and turned it on. At first all I could do was listen. Then a couple songs into it I began to sing along. In short time, I had an inspiration to begin to work on a project I have been putting off.
I worked on one page. Then the next. I did about 12 pages and then felt inspired to take a walk out in the sun. I didn’t go far but I did stop at the library to change my scenery.
Opening my devotions I have written, I came across this one:
Romans 8:26 Also, the Spirit helps us. We are very weak but the Spirit helps us with our weakness. We do not know how to pray as we should. But the Spirit himself speaks to God for us, even begs God for us. The Spirit speaks to God with deep feelings that words cannot explain.
We are NEVER alone. God has given us a spirit of power and love (2 Timothy 1:7). That Spirit and power take on our neediness and go to God on our behalf. Don’t know where to even start when praying right now? No problem: the Holy Spirit’s got you. In your deepest pit God’s love is so BIG that He has made provision to even pray for us when we can’t pray for ourselves. The Passion Translation says “For example, at times we don’t even know how to pray, or know the best things to ask for.”
I like this ICB version when it says “The Spirit speaks to God with deep feelings that words cannot explain.” Other versions say “with emotional sighs too deep for words” and “with groaning that cannot be expressed in words.” With these last two translations I have literally heard, with my ears, people open their mouths and groan and make noises to assist the Holy Spirit to speak to God. We don’t need to do that. We can just ask. Ask that the Holy Spirit go to the Father on our behalf and then be thankful (in faith) that it has been done. And it would be nice if you (and me) would then worship a bit in gratitude. Worship is hard to do when we are in a negative mood but worship is easier sometimes than knowing how to pray for our own best interest.
Today ask the Spirit to pray on your behalf. In your weakness, God’s strength shines in all His glorious power- just waiting to see you through to the other side.
Prayer and worship–
I did not come completely out of my funk…but I am much better off than before.
Until Next Time~ Blessings, Kate