Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dear God . . . Love, Rose

When is the last time you wrote a letter to God?  What would you ask of him — what would you say?

This is what we are writing about today at Bonnie Gray's Faith Jam. Please feel free to hop on over and read along, or even link up. 

Dear God, 

This past week has been a tough one. I've felt the anxiety and the depression that I thought I had left behind creeping up on me once again. I felt hopeless and helpless. I felt like I was on this journey alone. And I let my feelings take control. I lost sleep, lost my joy and peace, and lost my patience far too often. 

But You have been faithful. And You've shown me that even though I had all those feelings, they were just that - feelings. Not facts but feelings. The reality is that even when I am helpless on my own, You are there to help me and there is hope. The reality is that I am not on this journey alone - I have so many people surrounding me who love me and even more important, I have You. So I am standing on fact and letting my feelings remain just that - feelings. Not facts, just feelings. 

Thank You for the fact of Your love. Thank You for the fact that You walk with each of Your children. Thank You for the fact that with You there is always hope, there is always rest, and there is always joy. 

I'm looking forward to spending my day and all my tomorrows with You.


~ Also Linking Here ~


  1. I am grateful for the fact that Jesus loves me also. I also struggle with anxiety and depression and often remind myself of fact not feelings. Thank you for sharing your heart with us in the jam session.

  2. I can relate... life has been so crazy these last few years. Cancer, unemployment for two years (still waiting), and even this week have fought melancholy. (Haven't shared these specifically on my blog since i use it also as a job resume.)But God has been reminding me over and over that he moves so powerfully when we worship and declare His word of light over ourselves. Words of blessing like Deut 28 - the blessing that he has transferred to us by taking the curse of sickness, depression etc Himself in our place (galatians 3:13 and 14). He has also been showing me how many more blessings he has for us but that we are not receiving or "taking" them from His hands. I want to take all He has for me to bless me and use me to bless others... :) I encourage you to speak His word over yourself too... I have recently been praying for his blood covering every morning, praying putting on the armor of God (Eph 6) and praying scripture like Ephesians 1: 17 -23... May these encourage you too!