When life seems too hard to hold on and you feel like letting go.

Psalm 6:1-9
O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,
nor discipline me in your wrath.
Be gracious to me , O Lord, for I am languishing;
heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
My soul also is greatly troubled.
But you, O Lord- how long?
Turn, O Lord, deliver my life;
save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
For in death there is no remembrance of you;
in Sheol who will give you praise?

I am weary with my moaning; 
every night I flood my bed with tears;
I drench my couch with weeping.
My eye waste away because of grief;
it grows week because of my foes.

Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
The Lord has heard my plea;
the Lord accepts my prayer.

You are not alone! This was written by David and he was a mighty man of God and yet he battled with these feelings of grief, torment, bitter sadness, and thoughts of the end. It's so easy to feel so alone in this but you are not. There is so much brokenness and sadness all around us but God has promised to heal it! There is hope for you. You do not have to stay in this place. You just need to understand God's promise for healing and get a little help and guidance to step out of the dark.

"What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness? Hear O Lord, and be merciful to me! O Lord be my helper!"- Psalm 30:9-12

Take the time to hear his promises for us:

Psalm 147:2-5
"The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure."

Revelation 21:4 
" He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."

Take the time to learn how to heal:
Hope by Lauren Parker

Healing through God's word- the Bible:

Psalm 119:49-50
"Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life."

Proverbs 12:25
"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad."

Psalm 107:19-21
"Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction."

Healing through Prayer:

Philippians 4:6-7
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."

Psalm 30:2
"O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me."

2 Kings 20:3-5
"...And Hezakiah wept bitterly. And before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him: 'Turn back, and say to Hezakiah the leader of my people, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you.

James 5:13
"is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray."

Healing through Worship:

Exodus 23:25
"Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you."

Jeremiah 17:14
"Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
save me and I shall be saved,
for you are my praise."

Psalm 103:1-5
"Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord O my soul,
and forget not his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Healing through faith:

Mark 5:34
"And he said to her 'Daughter your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease."

Luke 8:49-50
"While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler's house came and said, 'your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher anymore.' But Jesus on hearing this answered him, 'Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well."

Healing through fellowship:

James 5:14
"Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him..."

James 5:16
"Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed."

Acts 28:8
"It happened that the father of Publius lay sick with fever and dysentery. And Paul visited him and prayed, and putting his hands on him and healed him." 

There is hope. There is a way out. There is beauty, joy, peace, and purpose in Christ Jesus. This life is just an adventure leading us into the hands of our beautiful creator and he has left us with so many glimpses of his beauty, his love, and of our destination. He brought me out of some very dark places, places where I was depressed, broken, and so lost. He brought me out of the dark place of thinking I didn't have a way out and that I couldn't go on anymore. Who was I that He would choose me? And yet he did just like he chose you and continues to choose you every single day! 

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