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A Trip Down the Stairs

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Heal me, Oh Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise

Jeremiah 17:14

If you fall head-first down a flight of stairs, you’ll be in the hospital for a week and your friends will feel sorry for you. But take an emotional tumble, that FEELS like somersaulting into a wine cellar, and your loved ones may not understand. After all, falling down a flight of stairs is an accident, but FEELING like you’ve done a cerebral cartwheel into the basement is not.

In truth, injuries to the psyche are ALL to REAL, and they leave the scars to prove it.

Confession: I’m a tortured artist type who occasionally struggles with roller-coaster emotions. But I don’t decide to be anxious or sad any more than I’d choose to fall down a flight of stairs. I’m simply one of many who struggle with inexplicable negative feelings.

From the dizzying heights of anxiety, to the double loops of despondency, I’ve experienced the whole enchilada.

Yet the coolest thing is, God always rides along–rooting for me the whole way (Jeremiah 29:11)–and, when it’s over, I always return to a healthier perspective.

I get by with a little help from my friends.

Paul McCartney and John Lennon

So please don’t steer clear of a melancholic buddy. Come along side; ask about their well being. Then bring them back upstairs for some hot chamomile tea and a nap.

Disclaimer:
I speak from my own experience. Your situation may be different. If you struggle with long term anxiety and/or depression, please seek professional help.

If you’re still alive, it’s not too late

Regular David (me)

By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

10 replies on “A Trip Down the Stairs”

Having the right set of people to open up to is very important. It’s okay to have those downtime and let it out. Staying there all through is what isn’t okay. And yes emotional struggles is real. But we can get through it. And as much as we need help. We should be of help to others too.

I love your share on this, sir. 👍🙂

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Emotional wounds can be harder to see. Some people are very good at hiding their feelings – it’s not like having a cast on your leg. It’s important for us to show ourselves trustworthy and caring, so the person knows we won’t reject them if they let us see what’s really going on.

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This post certainly has hit home for me, David. I’ve felt the Lord using this verse to really minister to my emotional wounds in a way no other scripture has been able to do. I’m reminded that He alone can heal, He alone can save, and He alone is to be praised.

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