Getting It Down On Paper

There is so much swirling around in my brain right now. I don’t think I will fully process my thoughts until I finally get it down on paper.

Death has touched a few friends lately. It was COVID-related in only one case. It was tragic and senseless, just the same. Those who passed were too young and gone too soon. With all the drama and trauma that is going on in the world’s stage, it is hard to understand how anyone can process death on a personal level now too. My heart goes out to the families that are left behind to grapple with their loss. My prayers are with them that they will cling to their faith and not lose hope in their savior but instead find comfort and refuge in Him.

Depression is a very real threat in the current world in which we live. The enemy is lurking everywhere to prey upon us. He seeks to attack our thoughts so that we become negative, downhearted and increasingly discouraged. We must stay vigilante to build up our faith by the washing of the word of God.

Here are a few scriptures that I have found lately that have offered me comfort against the war raging inside my mind and spirit.

Isaiah 33:2 Lord, be gracious to us, we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.

Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. Yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted.

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Revelation 12:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow or crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

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