The Upside of Down

I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it! How thoroughly you know me,

Lord! You saw who you created me to be before I became me!

Psalms‬ ‭139:14, 16‬a TPT‬‬

I was thinking the other day about being me. Would I change something about myself? Specifically my lean toward anxiety and depression?

I was surprised by my answer.

I wouldn’t change.

I like that when I’m in my moody blues I become more creative. I look for beauty. I look for light. I look for connection. Most importantly, I look for God.

And, when I’m in the panic zone, I’m pushed to become brave. When I can’t be brave on my own, I learn to reach out for help.

I do remember the days when I would withdraw and isolate myself, and how that would make things worse. Now, I see how God can use me. He has worked compassion into me toward those who haven’t found their beauty, yet. I’ve learned to fight for joy and search for peace.

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Have you beaten yourself up? Have you thought there was nothing good about yourself? I encourage you to take another look. What has grown from the soil of your depression and anxiety?

Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.

John‬ ‭9:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

May God’s grace cover you, his peace sustain you.

Grace & Peace,

Sandy

Image by Hans from Pixabay

4 thoughts on “The Upside of Down

  1. Jackie Scott

    Sandy, this is beautiful. I have struggled in the past with “why am I like this?” But I wouldn’t change a thing. I am fearfully and wonderfully made, thank you, Jesus!

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