A Message To Anyone Feeling Desperate and Hopeless

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  1. 51
    Christine says:

    Regarding hope, Christ I’d the answer! Three years ago I was literally haunted with violent, bloody thoughts that left me not wanting to be with my own children. Every minute, every second was a struggle against the enemy. What we didn’t realize until much later was I was having an allergic reaction to my antidepressent. At the time, I couldn’t eat, sleep, work or concentrate on anything but my fear. Knowing I had to do something, I consulted my doctor, changed my medications and began hormone therapy. Most importantly, I began therapy. Over the course of a few months to her apt he’s changes made a big im impact. But what really made me go from severely depressed to truly striving to live my life to her apt he so my full potential as I know God desired was Bibliotherapy. I learned so much and would love to share that with others. Unfortunately I wrote a blog for my church but they decided not to use it because I lived with my fiancee before we were married. I am now searching for other avenues to tell my story because I know I can help so many others who are experiencing anxiety and depression. After just a year, I have lost 100 pounds, become a much better mother, am thriving physically and emotionally and just recently married the love of my life, the man I asked God for. My simple message for now is Christ is the answer if we only allow him to be. It’s a process, but in the end there is no longer anything to fear. In its place is unconditional love, hope and grace.

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    Shelly Snyder says:

    Thank you for this video. I have been there for so many years..17 to be exact and God has allowed me to get out of an abusive “Christian” Marriage. I was that woman with no hope. And worse, I had lost all hope in the church because I had reached out for many years for the church I was attending to help us. But God never let me down. He heard my cries for so long and now I am in a place of amazing love (new husband), grace, joy unspeakable, and lots and lots of children! Also, I never left the church! God decided HE would help me and transform my family right there in front of everyone, I did not have to go find another church. Love that! There IS HOPE. Thank you Beth for caring enough to give that message at a time where so many people are in such a hard place. I too have a ministry now and thank you for those numbers you provided. God bless you and your family.

    Shelly from Seminole, FL

  3. 53
    Betty Barnard says:

    Couldn’t get the sound to work for this video :(((((

  4. 54
    Lori says:

    My 13 year old grandson attempted suicide last month. He does have a personal relationship with God but was bullied in school. Please pray for Kevin. Thanks, Nana Lori

    • 54.1
      LPM-KMac says:

      Oh, Lori! I am so sorry to hear your grandson is in this place. Thankful his attempt was unsuccessful! Praying he will let God reach and redeem his deep soul pain.

  5. 55
    patricia says:

    So lost, just got laid off, was barely making ends meet with a job. Hurts to do your best and still end up at the bottom. Got rent, bills and two kids that can’t stop talking about what they want for Christmas. Don’t want to be a Grinch but just don’t have the Christmas spirit. Been praying so hard so much that I’m not sure if I got on his nerves and he’s ignoring me or if he never heard me in the first place.
    Overwhelmed!

    • 55.1
      val says:

      He hears you, maybe all your stress has made it hard to hear his soft gentle voice. No worries, keep praying, look every day for a miracle. I know what it’s like, my divorce has been hard, I have to wait a week for payday to buy groceries, have to keep the heat down low so I can afford to pay the power bill. Yes I know how it is, but I have joy, I have Jesus in my heart and I know he loves me and you. I was a sunday school teacher for years and I know that we need to love Jesus like children do. So dance and sing onto the Lord, I will also pray for you. Talk to the kids about the birth of Jesus and tell them that you can’t afford the gifts now and would to show them the love of Jesus. The first time I could not afford gifts we volunteered at a homeless shelter and we all knew we had way more then we needed. So be strong, in the Lord.

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    Jeanie says:

    As always thank you for your heart of compassion. This is such a difficult time of year for many people. My own daughter believes she is beyond God’s forgiveness. I keep telling her there is nothing that she can do to cause God to not desire a relationship with her. Thank you for sharing about your beautiful daughters and grandchildren. I thank God for you and your beautiful family. May God continue to bless and grow your ministry as you seek Him and His truth. Please pray for my daughter, Kathryn, I have given her several of your books and DVDs and asked her to listen, but I have come to the understanding that she has to want to change for it to happen. God loves her and has gifted her abundantly, but she has to come to a place of submission to Him. I just pray that she will do this before she completely destroys her life. Thank you again for this message. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We serve a God that has no end to His resources or His love and mercy. He is a faithful God, full of grace. Praise His name.

    • 56.1
      Andrea Henley says:

      Praying for Kathryn. I was as you described her…believed the lie that I was beyond God’s forgiveness. It was a slow turn-around, but a few godly (read: older and wiser) women showed me a better way of living life. Praying Kathryn is influenced by women who love the Lord.

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    Christina says:

    Hi Beth,

    Thank you for this video. It inspired me, and I wanted to share it with others. A lot of my friends are Deaf, and I can’t seem to activate any captions on your video, so I couldn’t share your post. I made my own (http://youtu.be/LWyTY8TZtpA), and while I feel like mine is clumsy and…whatever, I know God works through our weaknesses. I hope God will use it to help people that are in that place right now. If someone can add captions to your videos, I would very much appreciate it.

    Thank you for all you do,
    Christina

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    Dawn Edgell says:

    I’m late reading this post but glad I did. As someone who suffers from depression my emotions are sometimes like a roller coaster. Up, down, fast, slow, loopy and just all over the place. During an illness last year I could not take my medicine. Without it I went through the most horrible few days ever. I couldn’t concentrate, I was irritable, and began feeling hopeless. With each passing day, 4 without medication, my thought grew darker and more desperate. I remember lying in the bathtub trying to sleep and just singing every “Jesus song” I knew. When I couldn’t think of anymore I just laid there and whispered His name over and over….Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. I had heard when you you don’t know what to say, just say Jesus. That got me through the first few days. I began having horrific nightmares which I learned later were hallucinations from medicine withdrawal. The day before me and my Dr.s figured out what was going on, I was ready to not go on. I was to the point of not caring what would happen to me and also thought I might harm my son or others and I didn’t want it to come to that. It was the longest, most excruciating time in my life, almost like an outer body experience. I was there but somehow different inside. Immediately after I resumed my medication all symptoms went away. Such a long post, I know, but all to say how so many people that go undiagnosed or won’t try to get help from depression possibly have a ,lost and purposeless feeling and may become desperate for a solution to help them “save” their own lives. With such a stigma, still today about depression, I know so many are hurting, dying inside and taking their lives, feeling that is the only way to get away from the pain. I haven’t shared this with anyone but my husband, but couldn’t bring myself to tell him everything, so thank you Beth, LPM Blog Siestas, LPM staff, Amanda and Melissa. I count on your prayers and I often pray for you all. Love in Christ, Dawn, One Siesta.

    • 58.1
      Tina says:

      Dawn
      I dont know if you will get this reply two years later? I wanted to let you know
      I just subscribed to Lifeways blog etc. and I am so glad I did. You have such a simple and important understanding of the bodys psyiological health (the mind , body medication etc) and the Holy Spirit’s healing power.
      Have you ever heard the scripture ..
      “you will comfort others with the comfort he has given you”
      You are a testimony of that power of Christ in us as believers. His Faith flows through you to encourage and bring healing to people with the same illness and situations and darkness as you have experienced. fighting with his strength all the way through to the light of his newness.
      Everything we go through prepares us to bless and grow another. To bring others closer to Our precious ftaher and his healing.
      Keep speaking is name. Over and Over. The power of his name Jesus. there is Power in his name!
      urgently stopping a medication is difficul but if needed he is our joy in pain. He is our sustainer.
      Blessings To Beth and her Team what power and Healing and WISDOM come from they’re calling and hard work.
      Peace and Blessings;
      Tina
      Oregon

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    kellee Lehman says:

    Just want want you to know that I thank your team if they will pray for me.My daughter Jennifer is getting married in May 20015 and I am having a hard time letting her go. I love her fiance very much and they will not be too far from us but it is giving her away is hard and what does a deserted house do?I have a brain disease,fibromyalgia,and foot pain.I take alot of medicine each day and it is hard. God helps me each day. The word of God especially Job and Paul. Your bible studies always helpand I just want to reach out and give you a big hug and tell you how much I thank you for the studies getting me through many times. Happy anniversary.kellee

  10. 60
    Carol jones says:

    But they that wait upon The Lord shall renew their strength ; they shall mount up with wings as eagles ; they shall run; and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

  11. 61
    Kristi Hood says:

    Nederland,Texas
    When I am afraid, I will trust in you.
    Psalm 56:3

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    Nancy Slater says:

    Nancy Slater from Eagleville, PA

    KJV – Psalm 19:14

    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and redeemer

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