Hope for the Mom struggling with Postpartum Depression
Even if you don’t feel joyful today and “happy” trust that God will make all things right, He is fighting your battles,
And YOU WILL OVERCOME this battle of postpartum depression!! This battle does not have to define you, your victory will! 🙌🏼❤️❤️❤️
The enemies biggest lie is that you will always struggle with depression. I encourage you, do not lose heart. Do not listen to the lies of the enemy.
YOU CAN defeat this with the help of Jesus! Because drawing near to the Lord is what will guide each and every step that you must take to heal. Take the leap of faith to pursue healing today.
TRUST. TRUST GOD!
HE HAS A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE!! DO NOT GIVE UP dear Mama!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.” Psalm 138:7-8
Just when I thought I really wanted alone time I looked up from my cereal….😍😍
I’m just so thankful!
Thankfulness always helps me refocus. Prayer and His word help renew my mind every day. His word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
I pray that you too see Jesus in today. Invite Him into every moment and pray. “Prayer turns worry into praise!”
Oh don’t you know that His love for you is unending?
“This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. The LORD’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.”” Lamentations 3:21-24
Gods unconditional love leads me to a life of joy and repentance.
Haha this season can be a whirlwind huh? Look at my firecracker 2 year old in the back of this picture. 🤣🤣 I just love my babies and I love being home with them.
I’ll be honest some days are harder than others. Shoot, every day is hard but sometimes I choose joy and sometimes… I’m kind of a brat. 🤦🏻♀️
I want my way. I want my prayers answered fast. I want.. I want… I want.. ya know what I mean?
Just like a 2 year old I can throw a fit sometimes and in turn feel like I too get caught in the whirlwind. And last night I did…. 💔 I was frustrated. Budget was spent for Christmas but I wanted to buy more. Give more. And frankly get something for my husband.
I was so down…. and over what?!!! So many people are dying, suffering in pain, have no food or a warm home, griefing the loss of a loved one… and I was walking around yesterday evening pouting for what?!! More stuff?!!! 😤
“My goodness, get over yourself Molly!” This is what I kept thinking… and “God help me out of this selfish thought life!!” I was so ashamed.
I went to pick up some pictures and I saw so many people from my church. One person said “that sounds just like Molly!” she smiled at me with the sweetest face. I could have cried. The way she looked at me was who I wanted to be in that moment but my heart is so dang ugly! I smiled but inside I felt like the Grinch. Do you ever feel this way?
I know I should be vacuuming my floors right now but man, I just know others are struggling too and I want the Lord to heal these wounds in our hearts. We have to choose healing because we just have to live free, y’all!
Stick with me for one more minute please…💕
This morning I was almost in tears as I checked my Plexus account. Ya know… my bratty self was complaining about money and a surprise bonus was in my account.. $195! 😭😭😭 (Just hold up before you think I’m going to talk ALL about Plexus… 😉)
Here I am again humbled. Why in the world do we think for EVEN ONE second that the Lord will not provide for our needs and the needs of so many others around us? Why do we act like brats?
His word says “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
I needed that reality check yesterday. I needed to see how ugly my heart can be so that I will be obedient and serve as the Lord has called me to serve…. WITH GLADNESS! I’m actually thankful the Lord showed me my sin.
My intention is to share my struggle here so that maybe someone else struggling would get out of that “bratty” way of living and just get out and GIVE! Get out and LOVE!!! Stop being a Grinch about buying and giving… just do whatever you do FOR JESUS!!!
“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
“AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ The second is this, ‘Y OU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”” Mark 12:30-31
God sent His one and only son on CHRISTMAS! He was born to die FOR US! 😭😭 Wow… even me. Just let that sink in…🙌🏼🙌🏼❤️ GLORY TO GOD!!
“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11
Can we just stop wanting all the things for a second and reach out to our neighbors, community, family and church in real NEED?!! Can we be THE LIGHT OF JESUS IN THE DARK this season? Yes. Yes we can with the help of Jesus. Because I sure know that anything good in me is all Him.
I’m so thankful Jesus looks at me like that girl did from my church. He loves me for who He made me to be. Flaws and all. ❤️❤️❤️
It can be so hard to take time for ourselves as Moms. I believe so many of us feel like once we are finally alone, thoughts like, “what do I do now?” Or “they need me.” Run through our minds.
Don’t lose who you are in taking care of your children. They need their Mamas individual, God-given gifts. The specific gifting God has place in YOU!
Embrace who God has called you to be. 🙌🏼💕
He is showing me how He takes us to another level of faith.. closer to His side as I learn how to Mom. He is teaching me to die to myself.
My wants. My desires. Gone.
To raise children that love God.
AND then He wants me to embrace His wants and HIS desires for my life.
We all have gifts and so many out their need what God has given you!! Your unique spiritual gift adds to the body of Christ! It adds hope!
Do you know how much value you bring to the kingdom of Heaven?
So what do you love?
Serving others? Giving? Worshipping? Encouraging? Teaching? Creating things? Welcoming people into your home?
If you have somehow lost yourself in the pile of toys, dishes and laundry, ask the Lord to show you what brings you joy again. And do that! NOT for selfish gain but FOR JESUS! ❤️
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24
He lifts our burdens. May we give thanks to our Creator and give more than ever this season. 💕
I pray that every women reading this today would be set free from depression and anxiety! That today every one would walk in freedom!
God we need a move. We need to see just how much You love us. Remind us of the price you paid. Remind us of Your love and grace. Remind us who we are in YOU!
I lay aside imperfections and take hold of Your strength. I am nothing apart from You, Jesus. It is You working through me that any good may come. Help me see that my worth is not earned. You love me flaws and all. When my earthly father is distant, You fill that need. Thank you, Lord.🙌🏼
I praise YOU! I give YOU glory! YOU are worthy of praise!
You are close to the broken-hearted. You set the captives FREE!
God I want to see Your power today! Draw us closer.