And I’m still on the mend. I need to keep working on mending.
I can feel myself slipping into old ways and old mindsets. I had a nice break from my depression, and in the past week I’ve felt it creep back in slightly. Like an ex you really don’t wanna be around, but then they hit you with that “I miss you” text? I’ve been picking pieces back up and putting them together, and it’s so important that I continue to do so. I get so invested in everything else but my own self-care. I can’t do that anymore. I’m surrounded by so many lovely people and things and it’s a blessing to have these people and things to invest my time into. Life is truly going in a wonderful direction. Through it all though, it’s important that I remember to still work on self-care and finding balance. Although I’ve been on a high, I’ve recently hit a slight low. Through this low, it’s important that I hold onto my faith and the things I’ve learned.
I must remember God’s got a plan for me. I can’t deny how hard the process is. I can’t deny feeling defeated sometimes. This is my current low, and it will pass. I can’t give these negative feelings and thoughts power.
I ask that if you’re struggling emotionally, spiritually, physically, and/or mentally that you keep fighting. I feel defeated too and I’m with you, craving peace and joy as well. It does exist. It’s real. It’s ours to have. Healing takes time. There will be highs and lows. Take the necessary steps to heal and know that part of healing is feeling pain. It hits you like a wave, but the water will settle.
Due to wanting to get back into reading, I’ve recently picked back up Joyce Meyer’s Battlefield of the Mind. Here’s an excerpt that spoke to me:
“Well things are going a little slow; but thank God, I’m making some progress. I’m sure glad I’m on the right path that will lead me to freedom. I had a rough day yesterday. I chose wrong thinking all day long. Father, forgive me, and help me to ‘keep on keeping on.’ I made a mistake, but at least that is one mistake I won’t have to make again. This is a new day. You love me, Lord. Your mercy is new every morning. I refuse to be discouraged. I refuse to be condemned. Father, the Bible says that You don’t condemn me. You sent Jesus to die for me. I’ll be fine – today will be a great day. You help me choose right thoughts today.” (Page 33)
Peace and joy is ours to have. Victory is ours to have.
Nothing but mad love,