Warrior Dash 2017
Yes this happened on a gorgeous Florida Saturday on February 11, 2017! I share these pictures and this post with you because believe it or not I once was so depressed that I could not even dream of doing something like this!! I was afraid of everything and this would have certainly heightened my anxiety level to the max!! BUT…
BUT thank God that He has healed me of my debilitating depression and now I LOVE life and am a healthy active, adventure seeking strong daughter of the KING. Yup, my baby was just around 3 years old and my oldest was around 8 and I was suffering from such severe depression that going to the mall was a mountain I could not climb. Going to Disney, the happiest place on earth, caused me severe anxiety.
Nowadays, when I go do all these “crazy adventures” the Lord will remind me, “remember when this was a daunting thing for you to even consider? ” I love it when He reminds me from where He has rescued me from!! It is a healthy reminder that makes me appreciate my life EVERYDAY! Never forget!! This is why I LOVE my LORD and SAVIOR so much. Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can see Him reaching down from Heaven and lifting me up from a garbage filled pit that was my life before I truly understood who HE was and then HE taught me who I was in HIM! Brothers and Sisters, the love our Father has for us is beyond what we can think, I know I can’t even wrap my mind around it sometimes. And that’s OK because the love I experience with my Lord here in this life overwhelms me all the time.
If you suffer from anxiety, depression, OCD, or any other type of mental illness, take heart, HE who created you loves you and wishes to heal your mind and restore your life! Many don’t like to talk about or even admit they have wrestled with this disease, but If we don’t talk about it how can you have HOPE?! Believe me when I tell you that God wants you to live a free and abundant life. Free from the strongholds that keep us bond. Here are some books you can read to start you on your healing journey.
- The Bible (all lives questions are answered in the bible!)
- Loved Like Never Before Discovering the Father Heart of God by Ken Symington
- Healing Through Deliverance by Peter Horrobin
I leave you with these beautiful words from scripture – Psalm 139:13-16
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb, I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made: your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Amen!
You are Loved Beloved !