Taking a break due to relapse of clinical depression


Dear Friends,

Thanks for your visits and prayers. I am taking a short break from blogging due to ill health.

I am down with a relapse of clinical depression. I think I have unknowingly overstrained myself. I am still learning to pace myself and it is not easy to manage this condition. I am looking to our Lord and hoping to return soon to resume communication with all of you.

I am thankful to God that with medical help, I am not as severely clinically depressed as I used to be in past years (I have experienced about 12 or so relapses over 20 years). Knowing that my condition is a medical condition also helps to remove false guilt. I know that my condition is not due to a lack of faith in God or scandalous sins. It is a thorn in my flesh which the Lord in His faithfulness has allowed for my sanctification and growth in Him, and in order too that I can be more useful in His Kingdom.

I am looking to our Lord daily and waiting upon Him for restoration. These few weeks are especially difficult because of some stressful and straining situations in my life. Please pray with me for grace and strength daily. Mornings are the worst part of the day for me. Thank God that there are pockets of time throughout the day which I am more functional and able to do some work as well as help my mother to prepare for Chinese New Year which falls on 14th and 15th February. Chinese New Year is the first day in the Chinese Calendar. My mother is very traditional and Chinese New Year means a lot to her. My siblings will be coming to visit us and we will be preparing meals for them. I am also doing much cleaning up these 2 weeks. My mother does not know of my condition as she will get very worried if she does. She is already very old and have many illnesses, so I can't let her know as it will affect her health. I need much grace from the Lord daily to conduct myself in such a way that will not worry her. Please with me for grace.

The Lord is good through all the changing scenes in life. It takes time to recover, and I am learning to wait patiently upon our loving and gracious Heavenly Father who is working all things for His glory and our good, and our Lord Who promised that His grace is sufficient for us.

Take care. May God bless and keep you.

Warm Regards,

9 Kind thoughts:

Jennifer said...

I am praying for you and hoping you feel better!! I know exactly what your going through and God will see you through it:) Love you and God bless!!

Anonymous said...

I hope you find yourself completely well soon. This is close to my heart have a close friend going through something similiar. Keep close to Him and He will get you through.

Wendy said...

Oh, Dear Friend, I am so sorry to hear this, but I am so thankful for you: the special and beautiful heart that you have, even in the midst of your hurting you are thinking of everyone else. I will be praying for you, especially in the mornings! If I were near, I would come and help you. May God be the help you need, may your medicine help, may you be able to pace yourself as needed, and may all the preparations for Chinese New Year go smoothly and require less work than you expect. And may God bless you with a double measure of all the love and kindness which you so readily and generously give to everyone else.
Love you,Nancie!
God Bless You!

Wendy Love said...

Oh dear, here we go again! I am praying for you and will continue to do so. I have hit a low spot as well and so have lots of time to pray!
love and hugs from Canada,
Wendy Love

Unknown said...

God bless you Nancie. What a beautiful example you are even when things are difficult. Looking forward to your return! Allan

Nancie said...

Thanks, Jennifer, Anonymous, Wendy, Wendy Love and Allan, for your prayers and encouragements.

I am learning to wait upon our Lord and very thankful for the assurance of His love and His peace which passeth all understanding.

Your encouragements are tokens of God's love for me and I greatly value them. They mean a lot to me and I appreciate them very much. Thank you.

Rhiannon Oz said...

I REALLY know what you are going through. Remember that although it doesn't feel like it God NEVER gives us more than we can handle. You will overcome this the victor! My prayers are with you. Your mother will even feel the soothing power of the Holy Spirit during this time. God bless you in abundance!

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Nancie said...

Thanks Rhiannon and Anonymous, for your visit and encouragements. Thank God that He never gives us more than we can handle! May God bless you in abundance too!


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