Thank You so much for the utterly magical properties of anti-depressant pills. It’s amazing how very normal I feel now I’m taking them again – compared to the last few weeks which as you (and my long-suffering husband) know have been very dodgy indeed. They really do make such a difference and allow me to live my life to the full rather than scrabbling around weeping in the corners of it. If You see what I mean. So thank You for the medical profession and for the gift of medicine.
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Tagged anti-depressants, depression, doctors, happiness, health, life, medicine, suffering
As You know, when the familiar wave of depression sweeps over me these days, there’s nothing I can really do about it except wait for it to pass. And do rather a lot of crying of course. Please be with me during those times, and thank You for the rigid simplicity of doing a crossword or two or just watching some light-hearted television, both of which somehow help steady me again. Thank You.
I’m happy to say that my new prayer book, Dear God, It’s All Gone Horribly Wrong: Prayers for Stressed Christians, is now available at Amazon, and it’s FREE for Kindle Unlimited subscribers!
Being a Christian in the modern world can be very stressful indeed. Everyone either thinks we’re having a wonderful time with our marvellous, mysterious God, or they think we’re fools for believing in a faith that surely died a death in the twentieth century …
In both scenarios, the negative feelings, stress and depression frequently experienced by today’s Christian tend to be ignored, not least by one’s fellow Christians. However, in actual fact, God never discounts or ignores anyone. With this in mind, here are one hundred prayers which tell it like it is to God so that even the worst about us is brought out into the open. At the same time, the fact that God listens to all our prayers, no matter how angry, bitter or sad, is a beacon of hope for us all.
May God travel with us more closely on our prayer journeys.
Happy reading and happy praying!
Anne Brooke Books
Biblical Fiction UK
Well, there it is. Christmas and New Year over once again, and I must admit neither are my favourite time of the year. I actually always find Christmas Day itself very depressing (sorry!) and this year it seemed more of a struggle than usual. Still Boxing Day was nice (for which, thank You), but then sadly we fell foul of a nasty virus, from which we have only just recovered. However, at least that got us nicely out of the New Year festivities – which we really don’t enjoy – so it’s true about every cloud having a silver lining indeed …
And now here we are back to the office this morning. I can’t say I’m looking forward to it one bit, so please help me to be aware of Your gentle presence throughout this very tricky day – though with the amount of panic I’ll no doubt be in, I suspect You’re going to have to work harder at it! Thank You.
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Tagged christmas, depression, illness, New Year, office, panic, presence, work
Depression really isn’t anything to laugh about, is it? It may not be something people can see, but its effect is just as devastating as any other illness I know. So, as You may already realise, it’s not been a good week for me and these short days and long nights of Winter aren’t helping much either.
Even though I can’t sense You, and my prayer life is even worse that it usually is (if such a thing is possible!…), I believe that You’re there somehow in the midst of it all, so thank You for that. And if You could stay with me as I hobble along until things get better, that would be great too. Thank You.