Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:2b
Depression steals hope. It blinds me to Truth. When I can’t believe Truth, I can’t feel hope.
Here on Fruit of Brokenness, I share my struggles with mental illness. I’m honest about my despair. But also about hope.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made; I am fearfully and wonderfully broken.
This, this, is what He has given me to give to others who are struggling.
…but what I do have I give to you… Romans 3:6
Because I Forget
While my call is to comfort others with the comfort I receive (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) in this area of brokenness, it’s not just to others I must proclaim the good tidings of God’s salvation.
I need to constantly proclaim Truth to myself.
I am His.
I have a purpose.
My brain may go sideways, but God holds me through the darkness and brings me out on the other side.
Even when I can’t see Light, it shines.
I’ll say with John Newton, ‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.
Listen When He Speaks
In my first two days of Listen When He Speaks, this is how God has spoken to me through His Word. The phrases on which He stopped me in Psalm 96 and Acts 3, dovetailed perfectly and spoke to me where I am in a new year and a new approach to blogging.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to end the year the same as I am now. In God’s strength I can get past the self-doubt that hobbles me since I fell so far into the darkness. Together, we’ll root out the lies that defeat me.
I’m learning that light shines brighter when we hold it up to light someone else’s path.
Hope grows stronger when extended to others.
We are encouraged when we encourage.
In brokenness and despair, I have been given grace and hope. What I have, I give.
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