When I am Melancholy.
I love the word melancholy. It somehow describes my feelings so well. I am not depressed, nor am I hopeless. I would not describe my feelings as stress or being overwhelmed. I am... Melancholy. That sad feeling that hits you deep in your heart and in your soul. Perhaps if we brought back this description we would not fall victim to modern ideas of depression as quickly.
A lot has happened this week and I believe this feeling is my heart's way of processing all the events I am experiencing.
So how do I cope?
*Naming the feeling helps.
*Pushing myself to do something positive also moves me forward.
*Doing something for someone else gets the focus off of myself.
*Prayers of course, especially meditating on Scripture which reminds me of God's presence in my sadness.
*I covet your prayers also.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
2/2/2015 10:55:38 am
Love this train of thought Cookie. Not a word I've thought of lately. We are so given to describing our "down" times as being depressed. But you are right, it's a process we need to go through to move on,but it's NOT actually depression . Usually I do try to do something positive & or physical to overcome the negativity in my heart or brain. Ultimately, talking with God seals the deal & pulls me out of my bad place. My morning ride to work is my time to toss things around with the Father....and let things go. I may gave to repeat the same issue day after day, but once laid out before Him ,my day usually goes on without that issue bothering me. I love you sweetie & am sorry you have so many trials. But.....it reassures me that you are His Special Daughter & His Love for you is immense & sustaining. (((((Hugs))))) Dolly
Mary Lou Rosien
2/2/2015 07:41:53 pm
Thank you, my friend, for your words of wisdom and encouragement. Love you too!
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