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Due to a serious and unfair accusation from a friend, my credibility was damaged and friendships were lost. That led to feelings of paranoia, imagining what others were saying about me.
My desperation for love and attention was to blame for not stopping the escalation of events before they got out of hand. But bearing the consequences alone was more than I could handle. Due to the delicate nature of the issue, there was no way I could defend myself without making matters even worse.
I felt totally overwhelmed.
During that time, a friend counseled me to memorize scripture. In so doing, I began to experience God’s presence and compassion.
Thus, Psalm 18:16-17(NIV 1984) became very real to me:
He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
Though my situation didn’t suddenly resolve itself, I was able to think more rationally and make good decisions about what I needed to do next. I’ll continue this a little more next time.
Until then, how are you doing today? Are you drowning in the deep waters of depression or anxiety? Or perhaps you’re feeling as if some of life’s circumstances are overwhelming for you.
Please don’t give up.
I pray, as you seek God’s presence and direction, you will experience the hand of God taking hold of you. He cares about what you’re going through – whether or not you caused the circumstances.
Never give up on God’s compassion and ability to rescue you. He is your redeemer.
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