I wish all things in life were smooth and without hiccups, but alas, they are not. I refer to my last post – I was feeling like I had already arrived when now, I discover, I am far from reaching bliss. The sun comes out and promise comes with it, but then come the clouds, the wind, the cold, and the rain and I succumb to the gloom.

I am not unarmed this time, though, and I choose to continue on the path that reaches upward. In my counseling I learn to look at what is within my control. In my class I learn to look at what Christ gives me instead. So I chose to take the time to reflect on the teachings I had received and I took a walk instead of going back to bed after a restless night. And instead of being fearful that I have failed in my attempt to eradicate this depression and anxiety I will walk in God’s strength as God promises in Isaiah 41:10 NLT “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

I would love to hear from you and what you have learned that has helped in your difficult times.

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