Prayers please

Post all your prayer requests and responses here.
Philip
Board Moderator
Posts: 7169
Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:45 pm
Christian: Yes
Sex: Male
Creation Position: Day-Age
Location: Betwixt the Sea and the Mountains
Has liked: 307 times
Been liked: 552 times

Re: Prayers please

#61

Post by Philip » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:51 pm

Depression is very stealthy - even for adults. You seem just in stage or funk, that moderates a bit, but then, suddenly, WHAM - nothing works. Nothing makes sense. There's no magic pill. Well, medication can be appropriate - but it's but one tool. It's really tough for men, as we're socialized to be tough - "suck it up," don't show your fears. So many suffer in silence, until they hit the black hole. Anyone who has had manic depression in their family - that's got to put great fear over the possibilities for others. I've had some form of ADD all my life - and until I began to study it, I'd not realized I had it. Mine is rather mild - but gets much worse with bad diet and poor sleep habits. For all people fighting some mentally effecting disorder, it's the time for optimum diet and exercise. And yet, people are very different in their experiences - it's why psychiatrists have to experiment and find the chemical cocktail that works for an individual person, especially with bipolar or schizophrenia. To think what it must have been like without the blessings of modern pharmaceuticals - I shudder.

User avatar
melanie
Esteemed Senior Member
Posts: 1392
Joined: Sat May 10, 2014 3:18 am
Christian: Yes
Sex: Female
Has liked: 93 times
Been liked: 206 times

Re: Prayers please

#62

Post by melanie » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:58 am

So similar to my guy, depression with severe anxiety.
Thanks Rick for sharing that, it helps to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Your son is a few years older so I think growing and maturity has a lot to do with it. I remember you speaking about the struggles of your son over the years and I am so happy to hear he is gaining confidence, good at his job and just feeling ok in himself!
That's all we as parents really want.....is for our little people to be okay and happy. Secure in themselves.
I'm sure it will get better, I have my moments of glass half empty but that's not how I'm wired or how I've raised my kids. Stubborn and fighters. And spiritual.

Thanks Rick for your insight y>:D<

User avatar
Kurieuo
Technical Admin
Posts: 9709
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:25 am
Christian: Yes
Sex: Male
Creation Position: Progressive Creationist
Location: Qld, Australia
Has liked: 595 times
Been liked: 618 times

Re: Prayers please

#63

Post by Kurieuo » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:36 am

I think you should make RickD a sammich. :P
"Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved." (Romans 10:13)

___________________

Image

User avatar
RickD
Board Moderator
Posts: 20095
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:59 am
Christian: Yes
Sex: Male
Creation Position: Day-Age
Location: Kitchen
Has liked: 179 times
Been liked: 982 times

Re: Prayers please

#64

Post by RickD » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:40 am

Kurieuo wrote:I think you should make RickD a sammich. :P
That's freaking hilarious! When you see it, you'll make me a sammich!
Image
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

User avatar
melanie
Esteemed Senior Member
Posts: 1392
Joined: Sat May 10, 2014 3:18 am
Christian: Yes
Sex: Female
Has liked: 93 times
Been liked: 206 times

Re: Prayers please

#65

Post by melanie » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:46 am

Kurieuo wrote:I think you should make RickD a sammich. :P
Haha pushing it K!!!
A knuckle sammich??

Post Reply