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Crushed In Spirit // Glimpses Link Up — 34 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing your human struggles with us so that we know how to pray for you. I believe your words touch so many who may be going through the same things and need to know they only have to reach for God. As always, sending up many heartfelt prayers for you, dear Barbie!

  2. Barbie, I am also so sorry that the post I linked up must have something wrong with the picture? It isn’t showing up, and since it isn’t showing up, I can’t find the option that is normally on the picture to be able to delete it and try again!

  3. I’m thankful that you share so honestly, because, as one who struggles with mental illness, I need to know that I’m not alone in the battle. I completely understand the times when you feel so much that you feel nothing at all and the numbness becomes more bearable than the pain. Hugs and love, my friend.

  4. Praying for peace for your soul, Barbie. May God give you grace to know when the time is right to dig deeper into the issues. I know there will be beauty on the other side!

  5. Barbie, I can’t speak for anyone else here, but in my opinion, this is a safe place for you to share. Sharing honestly about what you’re going through can only help you and even others who may be facing some of the same issues. My heart hurts over your pain and feelings of despair. I pray that you will continue to take baby steps forward and one day, soon, be able to release all that you’re holding back into His loving arms. God will never leave you empty and hurting. Whatever you release to Him He will replace with good things, that which can not even imagine. You’re in my prayers, dear one.

  6. Blessings to you Barbie, praying for your peace and comfort as you meet life head on. This is your space and it is here for you to express whatever is on your heart. It is an option for folks to stop by, no one is forcing them to, so never feel bad about expressing your heart. Hope it’s a better week for you dear one.

  7. The enemy is Netflix? Oh My! thank you for sharing honestly. I’m working on turning the TV off and sitting in the chair to capture the day in gratefulness. Started it last week. It made a difference – a difference at least in my attitude and thought process.

    • Ha ha, no….but when I don’t do what I’m supposed to I guess you could say that. I’m trying to spend more time reading in the evenings, but I keep falling asleep. Now that alone ought to tell me something. Ha!

  8. Oh, Barbie, you are so brave to share yourself. This is a safe place with caring people wanting the best for each other, strangers that we are in a sense. I wrote about being numb in the Tiny Letter I sent to my subscribers just yesterday. I know the temptations of it well. And Bev is right about sleep. We’re our own worst enemies, aren’t we? You aren’t alone. Anxiety is one of my closest friends. I keep trying o break up but, it seems I have to do it over and over. I think you’ve taken the hardest step…sharing it. Now keep taking steps, slow, measured, and feel his grace and compassion surrounding you. You’re safe. You’re loved.

  9. Barbie,
    I struggle with an anxiety disorder and depression. One of the greatest helps I’ve found is that I have to guard my sleep like a momma bear!! If I don’t get 7-8 hours, I find that depression is a lot more likely to slip in. For me, sleep deprivation is like swinging wide the doors and letting the enemy waltz on in. Self care is important…especially so for those of us who struggle with additional burdens. Praying for rest for you sweet friend,
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

    • Thank you Bev. I know I’ve been disobedient in this area. It’s something I want to do better at — sleep and self-care.

  10. I appreciate your honesty in sharing and that verse is encouraging. Praying with you that you would know God’s presence with you and that he would guide your steps.

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