Tag: sadness

God Be the Thread

 

God I need you to be the thread

To sew up my broken heart again

Give me the strength to believe

That with Your help 

things can change

John 15:26-27 “But when the Helper Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of Truth who comes from the Father, He will testify and bear witness about Me. But you will testify also and be My witnesses, because you have been with Me from the beginning. 

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Untangle Me

Untangle Me

Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen

Knots

Knotted to misconceptions
Must have lost the directions
Wound around past failures
Turn around this old behavior

Let me be the diamond
you wear around your neck
Restore the part of me that’s wrecked
Turn things around from end to end
Lord, untangle me

Untwist my dark clouded mind
Unscramble the truth from lies
Unravel the devil’s schemes
Straighten out all my hope and dreams

Let me be the diamond
you wear around your neck
Restore the part of me that’s wrecked
Turn things around from end to end
Lord, untangle me

I Will Remember You

I Will Remember You

by Sarah McLachlan

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I’m so tired but I can’t sleep
Standin’ on the edge of something much
too deep
It’s funny how we feel so much but we
cannot say a word
Though we are screaming inside oh
We can’t be heard

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I’m so afraid to love you, but more afraid to
lose
Clinging to a past that doesn’t let me
choose
But once there was a darkness, deep and
endless night
You gave me everything you had, oh you
gave me light

And I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

 

Melancholy Mood

There are sunny days and cloudy days. Happy days and sad days.  Today – just in a melancholy mood – idk why.

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mel·an·chol·y
ˈmelənˌkälē
noun
1.a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.
“an air of melancholy surrounded him”
synonyms: sadness, sorrow, unhappiness, woe, desolation, melancholia, dejection, depression, despondency, cafard, gloom, gloominess, misery; informalthe dumps, the blues
“a feeling of melancholy”
adjective

adjective: melancholy
1. having a feeling of melancholy; sad and pensive.
“she felt a little melancholy”
synonyms: sad, sorrowful, unhappy, desolate, mournful, lugubrious, gloomy, forlorn, despondent, dejected, depressed, downhearted, downcast, disconsolate, glum, miserable, wretched, dismal, morose, woeful, woebegone, doleful, joyless, heavy-hearted; informaldown in the dumps, down in/at the mouth, blue; literaryatrabilious
“a melancholy expression”

What do you do when you feel this way?

 

“In The Arms Of The Angel” was written by Sarah Mc Lachlan.

Spend all your time waiting
For that second chance
For a break that would make it okay
There’s always some reason
To feel not good enough
And it’s hard at the end of the day

I need some distraction
Or a beautiful release
Memories seep from my veins
Let me be empty
Oh and weightless and maybe
I’ll find some peace tonight

In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear

You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You’re in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

So tired of the straight line
And everywhere you turn
There’s vultures and thieves at your back
The storm keeps on twisting
Keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack

It don’t make no difference
Escaping one last time
It’s easier to believe
In this sweet madness
Oh this glorious sadness
That brings me to my knees

In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear

You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You’re in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

You’re in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

Songwriters
Sarah Mc Lachlan

Published by
TYDE MUSIC (SONY/ATV ADM.);SONY/ATV SONGS LLC

Read more: Sarah McLachlan – In The Arms Of The Angel Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Depression and What to do With It

This is a post I found on  Google Plus.  It is by Christian Support.  I know many of us here have battled with this spirit.  May it bless you, encourage you, and lift the blanket of Depression from your life, in Jesus Name.

DEPRESSION & DISCOURAGEMENT

Recognizing the Problem
Depression is a prolonged feeling of sadness, discouragement and an inability to get on top of things. It is probably the most common emotional problem that people have today. The following symptoms may be present when a person is depressed:

Physical:
Insomnia, loss of appetite, loss of weight, loss of interest in sex, complaints about the body, lack of energy.

Thinking patterns:
Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, trouble making decisions, excessive self-criticism, thoughts of death or suicide.

Emotions:
Despair, guilt, irritability, crying, fear, gloomy outlook (sometimes masked by such opposite behavior as giddiness, inappropriate laughter, or pronounced quietness and sweetness.)

Activity:
Slowing of most activity, withdrawal from social contact, or the desire to withdraw, deterioration of work and personal appearance. Risk of suicide is strong for the extremely depressed person, as is the risk of mental or emotional breakdown.

Biblical Perspective

Discouragement can be caused by circumstances beyond a person’s control: dead-end job, marital difficulties, criticism from friends, and family, etc. It can also arise from the sense of failure or inadequacy, which could be caused even by seemingly insignificant factors in a person’s life. These factors can gradually multiply into a grave problem in the person’s life.

Often discouragement and depression is rooted in sin, as seen in Psalm 38:3-8; 32:1-5. With a prolonged feeling of sadness can come a growing distrust of God. There may be guilt from blaming God for the events, circumstances, and people with whom we have to do, and with whom we may be bitter as well. Often this is further seen in resentments and self-pity.

All of these factors can lead to guilt, inactivity, doubting, complaining, and worrying, so that the person may feel as though he’s in an inescapable pit. Many admirable biblical characters experienced discouragement but the Bible gives
evidence that hope in God’s mercy and steadfast love provides deliverance from depression.

What are Further Causes of Depression?

  1. Lack of Adequate Rest. I Kings 19:3-4
  2. Lack of proper diet.
    I King 19: 6-7
  3. Frustration and anger at God or others.
    Gen. 4:6; Num. 11:11; I King 19:10, 14
  4. Excessive stress. Matt. 26:37-38
    • a person fails to delegate: Num. 11:14
    • a person fails to trust God: I King 19:1-4
  5. Feeling sorry for oneself because of circumstances.
    Num. 11:11-14; Psa. 77:3; Jonah 4:1-4
  6. Disobedience to God’s revealed will.
    Gen. 4:6; II Sam 12:1-18; Psa. 51:1-12; Jonah 4:1-4
  7. Personal expectations of others or God that are not realized.

• Jonah didn’t want Nineveh to repent.
Jonah 4:1-4
• Elijah wanted people to turn to God.
I Kings 19: 10-14
• Moses wanted Israelites to turn to God.
Num. 11:10-14
8. Fear of what might happen. I King 19:3
9. Loneliness. I King 19:4

What Are The Examples of Depression in Scripture?

  1. Cain’s depression was caused by disobedience to God’s revealed will.
    Gen. 4:6-7
  2. Moses’ depression was caused by excessive stress. Num. 11:11-15
  3. Elijah’s depression was caused by personal high expectations, fatigue, lack of food, a fear of Jezebel and loneliness. I King 19
  4. David’s depression was caused by his adultery. II Sam. 12:1-17;
    Psa. 32:1-5
  5. Jonah’s depression was caused by circumstances that did not go as he desired, and disobedience to God’s will for his life. Jon. 4:3
  6. Christ’s depression was caused by excessive stress prior to the crucifixion. Matt. 26:37-38

What Are the Characteristics of a Depressed Person?

  1. Complaining about his circumstances.
    Num. 11:14; Psa. 38:4; 77:3
  2. Desire to be alone.
    I King 19:3-4
  3. Seeing no meaning or purpose in his life.
    I King. 19:4
  4. Loss of joy. Psa. 51:8, 12
  5. Sense of problems being overwhelming.
    Psa. 77:3-4
  6. Continual focus on one’s problems even into the night with loss of sleep.
    Psa. 77:6
  7. Questioning of God’s goodness.
    Psa. 77:7-9
  8. Anger and jealousy.
    I Kings 19:10, 14; Jonah 4:1-4
  9. Facial expression of despondency.
    Psa. 38:6; Matt. 26:37-38
  10. Physical exhaustion.
    Psa. 38:10
  11. Imagined exaggerated calamities that may come upon him.
    I Kings 19:10, 14, 18; Psa. 38:11-12

What Is the Biblical Solution of Depression?

  1. Proper eating habits. I Kings 19:5-7
  2. Proper rest. I Kings 19:4-7
  3. Sharing your inner feelings with another concerned person or God.
    I Kings 19:9-10, 21; Matt. 26:37-38
  4. Resolve unnecessary stress by delegating position or work to others.
    Num. 11:10-25
  5. Determine areas of responsibility that have been neglected and begin to focus on them. I Kings 19:15-18
  6. Confess all known sin, if sin is the cause.
    Gen. 4:5-7; Ps. 51:1-4; 8-12
  7. Focus and meditate on God’s goodness and greatness and share it with others. Psa. 42:5; 77:2, 11-15

A typical believer will face difficult situations as Paul faced, but will not allow them to destroy his outlook on life or his effectiveness. See II Cor. 4:8-9.

Paul was: Troubled……… but ……… not crushed
Perplexed……. but ……… not despairing
Persecuted….. but ……… not forsaken
Struck down….but ……… not destroyed

Brief, But Positive Answers!

  1. God cares and is concerned for YOU. Isa. 41:10
  2. Biblical confession of sin and failure will relieve a lot of depression.
    Psa. 32:1-5; 103:1-5
  3. Total trust in the Lord’s providential will and plan for the life is so important. Phil. 2:13; 4:13; II Tim. 1:7; Rom. 12:3; 8:28-29, 37;
    Eph. 6:10
  4. Christ’s YOKE for our lives is not only easy, but HE CARRIES it with us. Matt. 11:28-30
  5. We must in everything give thanks, for this is HIS will and the way of rest and peace. I Thess. 5:18; Eph. 5:20; Phil. 4:6-8

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7 Ways to Beat Depression During the Holidays

Source: http://blog.royaloakscc.com

Holidays may bring upon an old “friend” – Depression.  Sometimes we have unrealistic expectations of what Holidays should be. Increased stress, increased commitments, and just the hustle and bustle of running around can be overwhelming.

7 WAYS TO BEAT DEPRESSION AND THE HOLIDAYS

1.  Be easy on yourself, admit that this is a stressful time for all of us.
2.  Schedule your trips to go shopping, write them down.  That way they do not get to live ‘rent free’ in your head.  Having a plan always reduces stress.
3.  Ask for help.  You do not have to get everything done in one day.  Let others in your family contribute, this will help you and them as well.
4.  Be realistic.  Set a budget and stick to it.  Try your best.  Overspending will only lead to more stress in the long haul.
5. Decide ahead of time what Holiday gatherings you will attend – and give yourself permission to say no.  You don’t have to be the life of the party everywhere you are invited!
6. Might want to give yourself a break from the diet until after the Holidays.  Really.  It’s ok, you can pick up after the first of the year.
7.  Enjoy yourself.  Don’t let the bad attitude of others, the road rage or the shopping rage rub off on you.  Keep your joy, and your peace this year!

I had to repost this one =- it was the only post that did not make the move to my new home here.  And I wouldn’t want you to miss it.  Nashville Joe is one of the best!  And I just found the video thanks to Penny Towers and Peter of PGO Media!

 

HOLIDAY BLUES

©2013 Diana Rasmussen

Holiday blues

poisonous thoughts

paralyzing fears

unrealistic expectations

wrapped with bows

stockings filled

with sadness

hanging on the

chimney with care

red and green

lights blinking

feelings on and off

candy cane dreams

garland and bows

tinsel trappings

frozen in time

Click on Nashville Joe to hear his great Christmas Song CHRISTMAS BLUES!

nashville joe

More about Nashville Joe:

JOE HENDRICKSON–AKA–NASHVILLEJOE–POET/SONGWRITER/sometimes a PERFORMER/STORYTELLER ETC…-I spent so much time in Nashville ,Tennessee that everyone started calling me Nashvillejoe here where I live in Florida–even my mother calls me Nashvillejoe so I use it as my pen name–my two best friends–JIM and JON HAGER,starred on the hit TV show HEE HAW for 19 years-they both have passed on to that big HEE HAW show in the sky–I sure miss them old boys.THANK YOU for taking an interest in my 16.songs and 1.poem–I AM 23 YEARS SOBER NOW! & APPRECIATE BEING ALIVE–EASY DOES IT–CHEERS!–JOE.

 

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Depression and the Holidays

Source: http://blog.royaloakscc.com
Source: http://blog.royaloakscc.com

Holidays may bring upon an old “friend”.  Here is a poem I wrote about it, and a song my friend Nashville Joe wrote.  He lives in Florida!

HOLIDAY BLUES

©2013 Diana Rasmussen

Holiday blues

poisonous thoughts

paralyzing fears

unrealistic expectations

wrapped with bows

stockings filled

with sadness

hanging on the

chimney with care

red and green

lights blinking

feelings on and off

candy cane dreams

garland and bows

tinsel trappings

frozen in time

Click on Nashville Joe to hear his great Christmas Song CHRISTMAS BLUES!

More about Nashville Joe:

JOE HENDRICKSON–AKA–NASHVILLEJOE–POET/SONGWRITER/sometimes a PERFORMER/STORYTELLER ETC…-I spent so much time in Nashville ,Tennessee that everyone started calling me Nashvillejoe here where I live in Florida–even my mother calls me Nashvillejoe so I use it as my pen name–my two best friends–JIM and JON HAGER,starred on the hit TV show HEE HAW for 19 years-they both have passed on to that big HEE HAW show in the sky–I sure miss them old boys.THANK YOU for taking an interest in my 16.songs and 1.poem–I AM 23 YEARS SOBER NOW! & APPRECIATE BEING ALIVE–EASY DOES IT–CHEERS!–JOE.

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Cry in the Rain

Cry in the Rain

(Dedicated to Mel)

©2013 Diana Rasmussen

From: flywithdreams23.blogspot.com
From: flywithdreams23.blogspot.com

The lightning flashed
and thunder cracked
The day you died
the sky turned black

*
I cry in the rain
I scream in the thunder
Let go of the pain
before I go under

*
my heart withdrawn
trying to hold on
one day you’re here
next day you’re gone

*
Tears fall from my eyes
I never got to say goodbye

Thirsty?

image

A white-tailed deer drinks
from the creek;
I want to drink God,
deep draughts of God.
I’m thirsty for God-alive.
I wonder, “Will I ever make it—
arrive and drink in God’s presence?”

*
I’m on a diet of tears—
tears for breakfast, tears for supper.
All day long
people knock at my door,
Pestering,
“Where is this God of yours?”

*

These are the things I go over and over,
emptying out the pockets of my life.
I was always at the head of the worshiping crowd,
right out in front,
Leading them all,
eager to arrive and worship,
Shouting praises, singing thanksgiving—
celebrating, all of us, God’s feast!

*

Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul?
Why are you crying the blues?
Fix my eyes on God—
soon I’ll be praising again.
He puts a smile on my face.
He’s my God.

(Psalm 42:1-5 MSG)

Cold Bathroom Floor (may trigger)

Cold Bathroom Floor

©2013 Diana Rasmussen

black tile

When his shouting starts
she just runs away
locks the door
curls up on the
cold bathroom floor
He pounds on the door
with his angry fist
quoting his Bible
and screaming
“You have to obey!”
A tear falls from her face
as she begins to sway
She counts the tiles on
the cold bathroom floor
rocks her numbness away
hopeless and afraid
love shouldn’t hurt this way
she carries her secrets like stones
laying them out on the floor
square by square, tile by tile
she rocks not to feel anymore
She looks at the razor
on the side of the tub
will it make the
pain go away?
she doesn’t want
to go one more day
the darkness is
calling her name
she carries her secrets like stones
laying them out on the floor
square by square, tile by tile
she rocks not to feel anymore
Such trauma and abuse
so many bruises
why don’t they see?
what he’s doing to me?
she carries her secrets like stones
laying them out on the floor
square by square, tile by tile
she rocks not to feel anymore

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Diamonds on the Floor

I am boycotting Mothers Day. My mom, Linda, and mother-in-law, Oma, both passed away.  Maybe next year.  Ms D can’t do it today. QQ :’-( :'(

“Her Diamonds”

by Rob Thomas

Oh what the hell she said
I just can’t win for losing
And she lays back down
Man there’s so many times
I don’t know what I’m doing
Like I don’t know now

By the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Says it’s funny how the night
Can make you blind
I can just imagine
And I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
But if she feels bad then i do too
So I let her be

And she says oh
I can’t take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cause I can’t help her now
She’s down in it
She tried her best but now she can’t win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

She sits down and stares into the distance
And it takes all night
And i know i could break her concentration
But it don’t feel right

By the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Sits down on the bed and starts to cry
And there’s something less about her
And I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
So I sit down and I cry too
And don’t let her see

And she says oh
I can’t take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cause I can’t help her now
She’s down in it
She tried her best but now she can’t win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

She shuts out the night
Tries to close her eyes
If she can find daylight
She’ll be alright
She’ll be alright
Just not tonight

And she says oh
I can’t take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cause I can’t help her now
She’s down in it
She tried her best but now she can’t win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down