Depression Meets Hope

27 thoughts on “Depression Meets Hope”

    1. Dearest Jean, would love to meet you someday. “Truth to the bone” a chilling statement telling me we have much opportunity to support and encourage each other in freedom and healing. Thank you for doing just that for me today💙

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    1. Thank you dear Joanne for the song. I will listen to it this weekend. This post is “looking back” for me over the past few years. I am forever thankful for the love, patience and rescue from Jesus. Have a blessed weekend, Julie

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  1. “No matter what changes God has performed in you, never rely on them.” Oswald Chambers
    Thank you for starting with this quote. Thank you too for adding in the Scripture regarding old wineskins. It’s one of my favorites because I’ve tried. I’ve proven for myself it doesn’t work!
    I am not where I used to be, but I’ve also not arrived. I’m in a new place of healing – coming out of the valley of the shadow – but I’m not home. I’m not perfectly sanctified. There’s more and so my reliance is on Jesus. Bless you, friend, on your journey! I’m so glad to have met you here and to be walking it out together!!

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    1. Lisa, beautifully said. We will never fully arrive until the day of Christ Jesus. Thankful for sisters and He who never leaves or forsakes. Thankful for my husband and boys. Thankful for how He equipped me to write and speak, sharing hope. Blessings on your weekend and yes, may we walk it out together!

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  2. Yes, it takes such bravery on our part to let go of that old man, call him dead and trust that our precious Savior will be there after we let go. Once, when I was studying the meekness of wisdom (James 3:13), the Lord whispered to me “prowess”. I wasn’t familiar with the word so I had to look it up. It means valiant, distinguished bravery,esp military valor and skill, extraordinary ability, heroism. This is how God sees us when we trust Him and His ability. It becomes ours. We learn to trust, for Him, for His kingdom. Heroes are selfless and have no need to defend the self life. They lay down their lives so that others can be free. Jesus did it for us. We take on His Life as we let go of ours. SO not easy to enter this amazing trust, but if we choose to grasp it, we are His Heroes. No one knows but Him, but that is enough, for after all, we are selfless. Help me in this my faithful Lord. I want to overflow in Your Resurrection Life. (Rom 6:5-11) Thanks, Julie. That person on the high beams says it all. Reality.

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    1. Thank you Other Julie. Praying God uses it to share hope. I read your recent post. My heart and soul are reaching out to you with an overflowing cup of coffee mixed with much love, Other Julie

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  3. Hello Julie! Such wise words here, thank you. I especially liked this “If we hide something from Him or ourselves, it prevents our growth.” So true. The more we surrender to God, the more material he has to create something beautiful out of our past. So great to connect with you on many levels. Blessings to you!

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  4. Julie,
    Beautiful! I know about depression and anxiety and stress and being swallowed, or feeling completely consumed, and I have felt the arms of Jesus envelop me, hold me and motivate me to take another step, live another day, stay where he wants me to stay. You describe it with such fervor! God gave me the word hope four years ago and I have not stepped away from it.

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    1. Thank you. Ingrid. I am glad His hope comes through. It is my prayer to #sharehope Thank you for your kind words. Pixabay helps me when I don’t have pictures of my own. May He bless the next hours of your Saturday. In Christ, Julie

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  5. Thank you Julie for writing about such an important subject. As you know, one of the lies of depression is you are alone and abnormal – everyone else is fine. Posts like yours shine a light in the dark and tell us we’re not alone.

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