trust in his holy name

anonymous asked:

Hello, sometimes I feel like I will never get over my depression. I've been depressed for over five years now. I go to counseling, I see a psychiatrist, I take my medication, but I feel like no matter what I try I always think life is going to end in suicide for me. Maybe not anytime soon but eventually. I get so pessimistic and wonder what is the point of life? I am a Christian and I know I'm hurting God by feeling this way, like I'm not appreciating the life He gave me. I don't know whattodo?

Hello Love. I am so sorry that you have to live like this. I’ve seen the results of long-term depression before, and I would never want that for you. I don’t know how to help you feel better in the moment, but there are a few things that I do know- 

1. God is good through the pain and there is joy in the midst of suffering. The love of the Lord is steadfast throughout our lives regardless of our circumstances. Even if it may not always feel like it, God is present with you in the depths of grief. He takes that burden on himself bears it alongside you. The point of life is this- God loves you and gave himself up for you. He didn’t say our lives would be painless, or even easy in any way, but he did say that we would never be alone. 

Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. Psalm 33

2. You impact more lives than you know. I am 100% sure that there are people that love you deeply and want you to be there with them. Recently, a student at my college was killed at a track meet (you can see it on the news most likely). The entire campus is grieving right now. I didn’t know him personally, but it was still painful for me. Students that did know him in any way or form are just crushed. He probably had no idea that the people who sit around him in classes would sob at his funeral, but his life/death impacted every single person in this community. Your life is so much more valuable than you believe. You have so much worth to the people around you and your life is so beautiful. 

3. This not your end. Jesus is your savior, the resurrection and the life. This pain is not who you are. This pain is not all of your story. This pain is not all there is. You will have joy again. You will be made new. Pain is not our end, but a means of getting there. 

So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. In that day, you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of my Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. John 16

Praying for you always! 

-31Women (Beth) 

Valentines day

I have to be honest. Valentines day is literally one of my least favourite days of the year. Number 1 because I think that those in a relationship shouldn’t need just one day to celebrate their love and show each other devotion. And number 2 because it causes feelings of unnecessary neediness and loneliness. But anyway this post isn’t a rant against valentines day and I genuinely hope all you lovely couples out there have a great day.

This post is more about encouragement for the single. Here are some verses I thought of:

  • “Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, not to awaken love until the time is right.” - Song of Solomon 8:4
  • “Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you” - Psalm 33:20-22

Please don’t let this day make you feel lonely or alone. Trust in the Lord. Trust in his plan for you. He has perfect timing. Wait on him. 

Wait for a man that won’t hesitate to remind you of God’s perfect love. Wait for a man that will be your partner in ministry and help your growth as a daughter of the King. Wait for a man who knows perfectly your worth in Christ. Wait for that man. But just remember - it takes two Christ Centred people to have a Christ centred relationship. Whilst you are waiting, make sure you are actively seeking God first in every choice and decision. Its more than about finding the right person, its about been the right person. 

But lets not forget that our singleness is not a waste of time. Singleness is a time set apart by God for us. Its a time when we can truly discover his purpose for us and mould us into the person he wants to be. Singleness is a time that we can cultivate values of a woman of God. Lets make sure our singleness is used to develop us into the kind of people God wants us to be.

anonymous asked:

Hi! What are some great bible verses to know when anxiety comes?!

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10

In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul. - Psalm 94:19

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. - 1 Peter 5:7

I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. - Psalm 34:4

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. - Joshua 1:9

Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7

My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. - Psalm 73:26

The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. - Zephaniah 3:17

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. - Matthew 11:28-30

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. - John 14:27

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. - Proverbs 3:5-6

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. - 2 Timothy 1:7

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. - John 14:1

Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. - Psalm 33:20-22

I hope you find comfort in these verses. ^-^

Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in Him, because we trust in His holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.
— 

Psalm 33:20-22 

Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
—  Psalm 33:20-22