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Spiritual and Emotional Health: Do You Ever Feel Blue?

Posted Oct 04 2010 1:28pm

Do you ever feel  BLUE?  Our face may not actually look blue in color when we are feeling down, lost, lonely and depressed; but our faces can reveal how we feel.   I know that many times I will try to put on a “happy face” to try to hide how I truly feel, but those closest to me can see beyond the façade.  My husband has said that all the “make-up” I may put on my face and “fake” smiles cannot hide the pain he can see in my eyes.  As much as I may try to suppress my feelings, I cannot conceal them from my loved ones; especially the ONE who loves me and knows me more than I can ever imagine.

As the Psalmist cries out to the Lord in Psalm 25:16-17, “Turn to me and have mercy on me, because I am lonely and hurting. My troubles have grown larger; free me from my problems.”  (NCV); so does my heart cry out to Him when I am troubled and in pain.  Then in the deepest part of my heart I hear His gentle voice tenderly say, “… do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10, NIV).

Dear Lord, I am so thankful that I can cry out to You whenever I feel downtrodden, alone and in pain.  Remind me dear Lord that even in my darkest moments, You are with me always.  Amen.
This coming week I will share 12 Practical Tips To Finding and Staying Joyful Through The Storms of Life.  So come on back, have a cup of tea or hot cocoa as I share one or two tips a day.  

“We also pray that you will be strengthened with his glorious power so that you will have all the patience and endurance you need. May you be filled with joy, …” Colossians 1:11 NLT

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