30 Days of Hearing God, Day 5
A conversation between me and God:
Me: The longer the withdrawal symptoms linger, the more I wonder if coming off the meds was such a good idea to begin with.
God: I have not given you a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (II Timothy 1:7)
Me: I mean, what if the depression comes back?
God: Where can you go from my Spirit? Where can you flee from my presence? If you go up to the heavens, I am there; if you make your bed in the depths, I am there. If you rise on the wings of the dawn, if you settle on the far side of the sea, even there my hand will guide you, my right hand will hold you fast. If you say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to me; the night will shine like the day,for darkness is as light to me. (Psalm 139:7-12)
Me: What if the withdrawal symptoms never stop?
God: “Though an army besiege you, your heart will not fear; though war break out against you, even then will you be confident.” (Psalm 27:3)
Me: What if the weight gain wasn’t from the meds and I continue to gain weight regardless?
God: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. (Isaiah 43:1)
Me: What if I have to start all over with new meds?
God: Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Me with God’s Help: “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8)
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Oh Sandy, I'm so glad to read how you are so honest in your questioning but you answer with God's Word. That's the best reply!
continuing to pray with you . . .
So GOOD, girl! What an amazing conversation! I don't know if this was an out loud conversation or not, but when I did a Beth Moore study (I cannot remember which one, but I think it was Believing God) she stressed the importance of saying things out loud — that those words, especially scripture — have even more power when spoken outside of ourselves. Just a thought.
Trusting that God will speak to you; give you wisdom and show you the way!
I love this. I love how God gently takes us back to the Word when we are questioning life.
I'm all caught up on your new series. Looks great! Good comments, too.
Those dreaded "what-if's" love trying to overwhelm us in situations like this.
Good to see how the Lord's word to you is sending them packing with His word.
I taught my daughter to say, "no more what ifs!" which helped her heaps, just as it did to me.
Hang in there, praying for you 🙂