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1.30.2022 – Yes, I spiraled—and I began to sink… but He lifted me. ☀️

The other week I slipped into an intense state of anxiety…

And then after a little while of getting completely wound up in that

I realized I had finally spiraled down into depression.

I went from “over-caring” and obsessing over all the “what ifs”…

to apathy,

numbness,

and not even wanting to get up out of bed,

my joy had disappeared, and it made absolutely

no

sense.

As I tried to figure it out with my mind.

I wound myself up over a bunch of nothing

except what I had invented within my own head.

And then I became exhausted,

and came tumbling back down.

I’ll be honest, for the first time in a few years,

it’s been more of a challenge to write on here lately.

So I’m thankful for the mornings when I am able to process through all of this before you, before the Lord.

It’s a vulnerable place to be, you know.

But it’s worth it if God wants me here.

But I noticed yesterday…

that my peace came back. 🍃💝

And I noticed

that both the anxiety and the depression have diminished. 🙌☀️

Yes, I spiralled,

Yes, I was sinking.

But the Lord lifted me.

And He is lifting me.

He is walking with me, my Deliverer!

He is carrying me with His peace.

“He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.”—Psalm 40:2

Isaiah 40:29-31 says,

“He gives power to the weak, and to those who
have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint
and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those
who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall
mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be
weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

Thank You, Father. 💝

-Heather 🌺

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