Extreme exhaustion and depression


For the last 1 week, I have been experiencing extreme exhaustion. These few days, I am beginning to experience symptoms of depression.

I am finding it hard to wake up in the morning, terribly exhausted, my mind so slowed down that I can't think or feel properly, no energy to do anything, can't enjoy anything I do, my feelings are basically flat, and a terrible sense of uselessness is overwhelming me... but I am praying and resting in God.

I know that God loves me and He is sustaining me through this valley experience. He has a purpose for me to go through this and His grace is sufficient for me, as He promises. He will restore and deliver me in His time.

Meanwhile, I will make use of whatever resources He has given me to get better. I am praying and reading the Bible, and other encouraging books, and looking to God to strengthen my soul spiritually.

I am going to rest as much as I can so that in time to come I will be ready to serve God again. I will endeavour to keep up with my exercise daily to strengthen my body and mind.

I need to fight the negative thoughts that threaten to overwhelm me. It is important for me to remember that these thoughts will go away once I am better. So learning to recognize them and challenge them is important so that they do not pull me down further.

I am thankful to God for all of you, your visits, prayers and encouragements. These are tokens of God's love for me and thank God for everyone of you.

I am resting in the following promises of God, and hope that it encourages you too:

“My grace is sufficient for thee.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

IF none of God’s saints were poor and tried, we should not know half so well the consolations of divine grace.

When we find the wanderer who has not where to lay his head, who yet can say, “Still will I trust in the Lord;” when we see the pauper starving on bread and water, who still glories in Jesus; when we see the bereaved widow overwhelmed in affliction, and yet having faith in Christ, oh, what honor it reflects on the gospel!

God’s grace is illustrated and magnified in the poverty and trials of believers.

Saints bear up under every discouragement, believing that all things work together for their good, and that out of apparent evils a real blessing shall ultimately spring—that their God will either work a deliverance for them speedily, or most assuredly support them in the trouble, as long as He is pleased to keep them in it.

This patience of the saints proves the power of divine grace. There is a lighthouse out at sea: it is a calm night—I cannot tell whether the edifice is firm; the tempest must rage about it, and then I shall know whether it will stand.

So with the Spirit’s work: if it were not on many occasions surrounded with tempestuous waters, we should not know that it was true and strong; if the winds did not blow upon it, we should not know how firm and secure it was.

The master-works of God are those men who stand in the midst of difficulties, stedfast, unmoveable,—

“Calm 'mid the bewildering cry,
Confident of victory.”

He who would glorify his God must set his account upon meeting with many trials. No man can be illustrious before the Lord unless his conflicts be many.

If, then, yours be a much-tried path, rejoice in it, because you will the better show forth the all-sufficient grace of God.

As for His failing you, never dream of it—hate the thought.

The God who has been sufficient until now should be trusted to the end.

Taken from CH Spurgeon's Morning and Evening, 4 March, Morning

"My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. " - what a blessed assurance and comfort! God's grace is sufficient for me. His strength is made perfect in my weaknesses.

Thank you for stopping by!

Thanks for your encouragement. Take care and have a blessed day!

Warm Regards,

Anxiety Disorder

12 Kind thoughts:

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry you are going through this. God and your friends and family will be with you through it all. Huggles.

Nancie said...

Thanks, Michelle. Hug back to you :)

Wendy Love said...

So sorry you are going through the valley once again. I know that feeling too well. Rest is my medicine of choice. Sounds like you have a routine that you rely on as well. I am praying for you.
Wendy Love

Nancie said...

Thanks for your prayers and encouragements. God is good to strengthen me as I continue to wait upon Him. Take care!

sbwrites said...

Dear Nancie,
Sorry to hear you're feeling so exhausted! I just dropped by to say hello.

But now that I know you're feeling so poorly, I'm sending positive energy and prayers your way! I wish you more energy, laughter, happiness, and peace!

Love and hugs from Los Angeles!


marja said...

Dear Nancie,
I'm sorry you're having such a hard time. I understand it so well. I'm praying that this won't last too long. So glad you have a strong faith and that you trust in God. In spite of the negative thoughts and feelings you're experiencing I hope you'll always remember that God loves you very much and that He will heal you in time.
Love, marja

Nancie said...

Dear Susan and Marja,

Thank you for your prayers and kind words of encouragements. Thank God that I am feeling better. I think the medicine is beginning to take effect. I will continue to wait upon God for restoration. I am remembering both of you in prayers too. Take care!

Love and hugs,

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

Hi. I'm not sure how I stumbled across your blog but I was just reading this and I want to offer you some advice. Get your Iodine levels checked. Mine were very low about 2 years ago and I didn't know it. I felt all the same symptoms you do right now. I went to my doctor and he said that my Iodine levels were so low that my hormones were completely out of whack because apparently you need iodine to regulate your hormones. I don't think it an accident that I came but and I hope you heed this advice. I am trying to spread the word about iodine deficiency because I believe it goes undiagnosed.
Don't hesitate to ask me any questions.

Nancie said...

Hi Kim!

Thanks for stopping by and your kind sharing on iodine deficiency. This is something new to me. I hope to read up more on this. Take care.


Unknown said...

Hi. I stumbled on this blog because I was searching Google for bipolar disorder and exhaustion. I find this true also. I get really really exhausted at times. I am an atheist, but I do believe in prayer, so I do pray things get better for you.

Nancie said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by! Extreme exhaustion could be one of the symptom of depression. Sometimes it is a sign that I am overstraining. I am still learning to manage my condition and I am feeling better now. Hope you are well too. All the best to you!

Melanie Dawn Watson said...

Hi friend. I see it has been a long time since your last post. I just stumbled upon your blog and am interested in how you are doing. I am writing a novel about a woman with bipolar illness and have it myself. It is nice to head someone else's story.


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