This is the first time I am participating in a Five-Minute Writing Prompt that is featured each week at Lisa-Jo Baker's blog: "The Gypsy Mom." Each week Lisa gives a word to write on for five minutes. And you just go for it. Boy! Is that tough for me. No editing. No over thinking. No worrying about writing a perfect post. So here goes!
Go. Several years ago, I went through a pit of depression. The walls were closing in on me from every side. I was under oppression. In that sweet journey back from there, the Lord spoke special words to me from a book by Hannah Hurnard, called "The Hearing Heart."
"You will never fall that far again."
With all the fears I still had hanging onto to me, it was one of God's words I clung to when I felt the anxiety rising, when it felt like I wanted to run but didn't know where to go, when I felt like this fear and distance from God would crush me.
Those words still bring me comfort almost 30 years later when the waters start to rise again and the fear and anxiety rear their ugly head.
In His word He says, "Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you, he will never let the righteous fall. I need to grab on again.
From My Heart to Yours,
Linking with Five Minute Friday and the Gypsy Mama
Labels: anxiety, Depression, fear, Five Minute Friday