Negativity can take all of us down. I can be there as well as another. I can withdraw, coiled up like a ball, and spend my every thought on all that is wrong.
God wants us to encourage others, not tear them down. I don't imagine He wants us to see things that are not there either.
I am not perfect. I want so much to be the woman God desires of me and I go about it the best I can - from what I read and study in His word and what He shows me in this life. I am open to His instruction, to His wisdom, even though there are times my instructions and my wisdom supercedes His.
I have been in the world of depression, where you fail to see the joy; a robot moving through the paces but going nowhere.
I left that world. I have no desire to return there. However, Satan pushes us, prods us, kicks us down, passes out lies that sound like the truth.
The town of Depression is an easy place to be and return to, a hard place to get out.
There is no pat answer. We each struggle to saw the cell bars of our mind in two and escape the inner turmoils playing havoc on it.
Depression is a disease - that can be healed.
Satan will tell you you are destined to stay there, but that is untrue, a falsehood.
Satan is filled with lies. There is nothing about him we should ever believe. Yet we do - because we are human.
As children of the Lord God above, we have His spirit within us and that spirit walks with us and talks with us. He does not simply abide in us and that's that. He shows us right from wrong. He convicts us to do or say what needs to be said.
When we pray, we seek His guidance, and then we wait, in anticipation of His answer.