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Re: Prayer for my dad/me

Postby Nessa » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:53 pm

We are on our long summer break so home with kids. I find I am not coping well. Failing big time as a mum with the way Ive been treating the kids. Sometimes I will sit there and think I just cant do this anymore. Life is too hard. I just need prayer to overcome and wisdom for what sort of help I need with ongoing anxiety/depression.

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Re: Prayer for my dad/me

Postby Philip » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:48 pm

y[-o< y[-o< y[-o< For Ness!

My dad suffered all my childhood with terrible depression. Lots of prayer, a good physician, loving friends from church, taking better care of himself, getting good rest - he slowly overcame it. In my mid-20s I came under tremendous stress and anxiety, to the point that virtually EVERYTHING bothered me. Doc wanted to put me on tranquilizers. It kind of snuck up on me. But I began a much better diet, quit coffee, got good exercise, and did all I could to eliminate stress, more sleep, etc. If I had urgent matters, I just made myself go at as a relaxed pace as possible. It took awhile, but I eventually got well. In my family, I think there is a genetic disposition for it. For my mom as well - but more from anxiety, and 5 kids :shock: . A mom needs some breathing room - AWAY from the kids, at least in increments.

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Re: Prayer for my dad/me

Postby 1over137 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:29 am

Nessa, I wanted to give you some encouradging Bible verses.
So, let me post one link I have found, full of great Bible verses....
http://matthiasmedia.com/briefing/2013/ ... ot-escape/

My love to you,
Hana
But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.
-- 1 Thessalonians 5:21

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
-- Philippians 1:6

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold
-- Psalm 18:2

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Re: Prayer for my dad/me

Postby RickD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:09 am

Nessa wrote:We are on our long summer break so home with kids. I find I am not coping well. Failing big time as a mum with the way Ive been treating the kids. Sometimes I will sit there and think I just cant do this anymore. Life is too hard. I just need prayer to overcome and wisdom for what sort of help I need with ongoing anxiety/depression.

Prayers certainly do help, but please don't discount that it may be your hormones that are making you anxious. You are at that age now, you know. :knitting:

Even men can have hormone deficiencies too.
1 Corinthians 1:9
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Re: Prayer for my dad/me

Postby Philip » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:53 pm

Rick: Even men can have hormone deficiencies too.


Trying to tell us something there, Ricko? y:-? Or just echoing something your wife might have said? :mrgreen:

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Re: Prayer for my dad/me

Postby RickD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:12 pm

Philip wrote:
Rick: Even men can have hormone deficiencies too.


Trying to tell us something there, Ricko? y:-? Or just echoing something your wife might have said? :mrgreen:

Yes.
1 Corinthians 1:9
9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Audie wrote:
"Christianity is not a joke, but it has some very poor representatives."


St. Richard the Sarcastic--The Patron Saint of Irony


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