Whoever you are, this is for you.
Listen to this and give me your time. I know it hurts. Even if how much you hate the thought of crying over absurd things, just let those tears fall. But while doing so, please remember these things:
#1: IT’S NOT YET THE END
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. – 1 Cor. 15:58
You may feel rejected, unloved and hopeless, but please know and remember that this is not the end and never think this is the end. Your life will not end because you failed at some point or you’ve let a heartbreak consume you. Remind yourself that it’s just a passing storm. We will have problems every now and then, and how you respond on every problem show how much you’ve learned along the way.
Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:12–14)
#2: YOU ARE BETTER THAN THIS
Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you; however, let us keep living by that same standard to which we have attained. – Philippians 3: 13-16
Please stop dwelling on your past. Stop hurting yourself by reminiscing your past mistakes. We all do commit mistakes. Even if how much careful we are, we will always fall at some point and instead of getting angry at yourself or to the people around you, use that sorrow to humble you down. Use this time to build your character. Don’t let evil crawl into your deepest thoughts. Go back to the Scriptures and find comfort in God’s Word. Let His message of salvation be enough to console you and remind you of what matters most.
#3: YOU ARE LOVED
The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. – Psalm 147:11
Yes you are. This depression is just for a moment, but the salvation you received through Christ was freely given out of love. You don’t deserve to be justified yet God gave it to change you and make you a part of His Kingdom for eternity. He did not promise you an easy life on earth, but take heart, you will be with Him someday and words will never be enough to describe the joy that you will feel in His presence. Sometimes these trials are here to remind us that this is not our home. The rejection and hatred you received reminds you that we are not of this world. But soon He will come back for His people – for His bride, The Church. So fix your eyes to what truly matters. Fix your eyes in Christ alone.
#4: THERE IS HOPE
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. – Romans 5:1-5
Like a light that finds its ways through the cracks, you will find hope in this dark tunnel you are in. Cry if you must. Tell God how much it hurts. Cast your cares upon Him, but don’t mourn like those who mourn without hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13). For in Christ your hope is more than enough. The light you need to guide you way out will shine every step of the way. God’s grace is sufficient in heartbreaks, discouragements, trials and tribulations. God sees your deeply wounded heart and He will be there every step of the way to protect you and guide you in the right way
#5: JOY COMES IN THE MORNING
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. – James 1:2-4
Weeping may last for an evening, but rejoicing comes with the dawn (Psalm 30:5). God will turn your mourning into dancing. The LORD will never let you dwell in the dark schemes that goes with the night. You may seem not to understand what’s the meaning of everything, but just hold on. Just trust God! We have finite minds that comprehend a little yet we have egos that can separate us from embracing the will of God in our life. So my dear, choose to lay aside your ego. Surrender it to God. Break the walls that separates you from Him. Do His will and find joy in doing so.
When we’re discouraged, remember the Canaanites, remember Goliath, remember the council, and remember your own stories — when God showed up to deliver you from discouragement. What discourages us is not as powerful as it feels in the moment. We overcome our fear by confronting our discouragement and exercising faith in God’s promises. Those are precious moments in which we will see the power of God. – Jon Bloom; Lay Aside The Weight of Discouragement
Just press on and never be discouraged! These trials will only last for a moment. So I hope this message will help you set aside those dark thoughts. Don’t dwell on your depression! Fix your eyes to what encourages your soul every day.
God bless you, my dear reader!
From the Woman who used to cry every night
Sharing to you one of my favorite songs:
Shall we mourn as this world mourns
Or shall we rest in truth?
Though outwardly we waste away
Within we are renewed
The weight of glory far transcends
These momentary trials
Because He is risen
With Him we will rise
We will rise