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Emotional unrest, anxious thoughts, unexplained depression, overpowered by unmerited favor, continual grace, and the blood of Jesus. Today is one of those days where I cannot accidentally forget that I have a mental illness, yet I will not lose heart. God is greater than any psychological, somatic, or psychosomatic illness. The truth of God’s word may not always change my mood, but it does give me hope. This hope contends with my illness and wins. Although, today feels like a wipeout; my faith is sure.

“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

 “That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.  For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

I refuse to lose hope, shut down, and stop fighting! Tearful at times, I rise from my temporal feelings to serve the eternal, immortal, all-powerful true and living God.

As emotions try to claim my day

I triumphantly praise You anyway

Words of power continually spray

Bipolar, cannot stand in my way!

Lady Jay

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