Saturday, October 10, 2009

Desperate Need of Prayer

I feel like my words have become a broken record but would greatly appreciate any and all prayers. The darkness of depression seems to be getting a stronger and stronger hold on my heart and though I KNOW it is not, my soul feels shattered and though I KNOW I am not, I feel more alone than I've ever felt.

I don't know if the return of this darkness is due to recent medicinal errors, possible hormonal abnormalities, or what the cause may be. I have a doctor's appointment this Thursday to continue counteracting the recent pharmaceutical mistakes and having blood-work and such done to check hormones, etc. I AM SO GRATEFUL that I have the privileges of a doctor's care and the availability of such but at this moment, Thursday seems to be an eternity away!

All of the good-ol'-tricks like exercising to increase endorphin levels, eating more protein, staying busy, getting adequate rest, holding fast to Scipture, listening to encouraging music, etc. do not seem to be helping though I'm sure it's not hurting either.

Thanks, in advance, for the prayers. ---Stacy


  1. Stacy,

    Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. He is with you, He will save you.

    We live in a spiritual world, the enemy is real and does come after us. Please know you are loved. You have brothers and sisters in Christ who are lifting you up to the Father. Cling to Him Stacy. There is much comfort to be found in the book of Psalms. You are not alone, we are with you and so is the savior.

    In Him,
    In Christ,

  2. I love you dear friend, lifting you up in my prayers.

  3. I'm praying for you, sweet friend!

  4. He heals the brokenhearted
    and binds up their wounds
    Psalm 147:3

    My continued prayers for you as you battle this...spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Know that you are not alone and that you are a loved child of God. Hang in there, friend!
    Praying for you and praying for your appt. on Thursday.

  5. Stacy,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I just read your last post on your blog. Depression is very difficult...despite our best efforts nothing works. The frustrating part is everyone thinks those things will work and they don't always. I will lift you up and hope that you find relief soon. I you would like to talk and share, please email me...maybe we can be a help to one another.


  6. Stacy,

    I visited your blog yesterday through the link on Lelia's blog and I prayed for you. I felt God's tug on my heart to come back today.

    I have recently gotten a book by Beth Moore called Praying God's Word (breaking free from spititual strongholds).

    These are a few prayers using God's word taken from the section on depression.

    Lord, even though Stacy may feel covered in darkness, even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is light to You. Ps.139:12) Cloak Stacy in Your presence, God, for in You there is no darkness at all.

    Victorious Lord, how I thank You that the oppressor will come to an end and destruction will cease; the aggressor will vanish from the land. (Isa. 16:4)

    Stacy I will continue to lift you up in prayer along with your (our) sisters in Christ.

    I pray that the days of anguish will pass quickly and that you will FEEL the arms of our most loving Father envelope you strongly and comfort you deeply and completely.

  7. Stacy,
    Linked to you via Lelia's blog and want you to know that I'm praying for you! Several verses in the 35th chapter of Isaiah were brought to mind as I read your "Desperate Need of Prayer" keep this comment brief I'm gonna just give you the "highlights" that spoke to my heart for you:
    vs 1&2; The wilderness and solitary place (that you are in, Stacy) shall blossom abundantly like a rose with joy and singing....vs 3&4 YOU will be strengthened - Be strong, fear not, behold YOUR God will come and save you......vs 6&7 You will then leap and sing for in the (your) wilderness shall waters break out and streams in the desert ~ your parched & thirsty ground will become like an overflowing pool.....vs 8 You will walk in His Highway inexcessible to the enemy.....vs 10 and you shall return and sing with everlasting joy ~ you shall obtain joy and gladness and sorrow and sighing shall flee away! Glory to God!

    Sweet Blessings!

  8. Praying for you Stacy,
    I too battle depression and this week is very bad.
    I am lifting you up and trusting that God will give you just the right answers to balance your chemical levels.
    Trusting in HIS good purpose and HIS healing hands.

  9. Stacy...Love you much. I love the verse David wrote Psalm 38:9 O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.

    He even hears your sighs Stacy!! That is how close our Savior is paying attention to you!

    Love you,

  10. Wishing I could give you exactly the right words or a process or something for you to find freedom. But I don't have them.

    Know who does and as glib as it sounds, I stand here pointing you to Him and Him to you asking Him to show you the way out of this valley.