Good evening, reader’s .I hopes you all are doing the best you can as you make your way through this journey. Tonight’s topic is on perspective. There is a reason I chose to write about this topic .Ive wanted to write about this for quite some time now. Learning how to handle stress, and how we view our circumstances helps us deal with depression in a more healthily manner.
How we perceive situations that we go encounter that can trigger a episode of depression, if we are not careful on how we deal with it. Remember the quote life is 90% what happens to you and 10% how we react to it, its all about our perspective. Our view can make us , or break us, bring us down or bring out the best in us, we become bitter or we become better.
A picture comes to my mind so let me paint this picture for you. There is a train traveling through the countryside, with two men on board. Each man is sitting on the opposite side of the train. On one side of the train, there is Rocks not very appealing and, that is the view the man has as he looks out his window. On the other side of the train, sits a man who looks out his window, and there is beautiful lush green grass with mountains and the sun is shining down through the tops of the trees .It’s a relaxing beautiful view. Different views; from two different men riding the same train. One sees bleakness, the other sees beauty. What a difference a different view can do to our perspective on life’s circumstances.
My husband and I found out just last week and half that we have to be out of our place by October 1st. My hubby is trying to find work, he has made a job out of looking for a job, yet the doors have not opened yet. We feel behind on our bills and they piled up. My ssi went down and the after effects now are we are facing homelessness!
We never thought we would be going down this road. It’s a scary one to travel down, life is very uncertain now, BUT we know who holds our future, We serve a mighty God. We could be very down and out about this, but we CHOOSE to Trust… WE choose to live in the moment, we choose to see this as a blessing and there is why. Our apartment is in very bad shape. To the point itrs unsafe and affecting my already bad health.
God knows and he is intervening in this situation. I need a bathroom in good working order because my bladder disease makes me go up to 30-40 times a day. God is getting us out of there; we are getting a caseworker to help us through this ordeal. Yes even if we have to stay in a motel for awhile.Were doing all we need to do to get low-income housing. We know this is for the better, though things seem bleak, Gods light shines into and pierces the darkness. Am I scared, yes, I’m human. But I know we will be taken care of. Even in the midst of this chaos, there is peace. We have a amazing support system rallying around us, offering support, love and prayers ect….
I could choose to be poor me. But we aren’t! I am going back to counseling because yes this stress is affecting my depression some. I am doing all I can to keep the stress levels low! My perspective on this whole ordeal is Gods diving intervention.We will not be taken down! We will rise above and the road will rise to meet us! Our perspective is to trust A all knowing God in unimaginable circumstances!
So when you are going through tough times, emotionally, financially. In addition, if you find it triggering your depression, choose to take the steps to get help, if you’re afraid, seek out someone who can help you through the process! There are positive changes you can make to help yourself! Life can be tough, but be tougher, many things can trigger you, know what they are and how to deal in healthy ways! Surround yourself with uplifting positive people! Cut ties to the negativity in your life! Your emotional health will benefit and you will find your perspective changing. There is always Hope, no matter how dark the night seems!