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My Sunday Thought: Why Worry?

I wrote a long post for today about Depression. I even listed all of my medical problems to help people understand reasons why things can get the way they do for me at times. I created an image for it. Put about 15 links to other sites in it and scheduled it.

It’s in the Trash folder now.

Yes, it would have been useful for some. People need to know that other people go through the same things and come out the other side just fine. Look at me, right? Mr. Positive. I have been called that more times than I can count on one finger. Okay, so yeah, I’ve been called that a lot.

But you know what? Why not be Positive? Life can throw you a big old load of Suck sometimes. Wallow in it for a while and then jump out and move on. Yeah, I said wallow in it. Acknowledge that it is there. Don’t deny it to yourself. Sure, deny it to everyone else. But admit it to yourself. I have a saying about when I am in a bout of depression, “As long as I know I am depressed then I’m okay, it’s when I don’t know that I am depressed that people should start to worry.”

How do I stay positive through all the crap life throws my way?

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 4:4-7

Yeah, it doesn’t say there is an exception to the rule, does it? Nope. You’ve heard ‘Give it to God’ before. Well there you go and there it is. But take all of his passage in. “And the peace of God . . . will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” But you need to remember that. Don’t just read it, but remember it and live it.

I hope each of you have a great week ahead of you. No matter what comes your way think of these verses. For some of you out there you are probably thinking, “But, Ronovan, I don’t believe in God.” Well, let me ask you this, what good does it do for you to be anxious about things all the time, to worry all the time?

I may post the other Sunday Thought another day, but for today, be positive.

Be seeing y’all around,
Ronovan Writes

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Ronovan Hester is an author, with a debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling now on available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. "5.0 out of 5 stars: Now, I want to warn you… this is not your typical pirate tale! It’s BETTER!" "5.0 out of 5 stars: Totally unpredictable and a real gem of a discovery - Highly Recommended" "5.0 out of 5 stars: An action packed journey to piracy and revenge – all in the name of the crown, queen and county – set in 1705." He shares his life of problems and triumphs through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of writing, authors and community through his online world has led to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge, Weekly Fiction Prompt Challenge, and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

5 thoughts on “My Sunday Thought: Why Worry?

  1. There is a post I wrote some time ago titled “you can’t fix me #Depression” . (it is stuck to my front page)

    I wrote that post, because I would like those who do not suffer from Depression to start having some compassion and understanding for those of us who do. People who don’t have depression think it is all in our head (well it is a mental Health issue so I guess it is) but they think you can just shake yourself and get over it.

    I’ve been trying to get over it for nearly all my life, since I’ve had some form of depression since my teens. And being judged by those people around me really is not beneficial to me. It only makes me withdraw into a shell of loneliness even more. I’ve now been diagnosed with Severe Depression, which trust me is no joke.

    I guess what I’m trying to say is that raising awareness on Depression and other Mental Health issues is sometimes really a good thing.

    Now I happen to be a praying kind of person. I pray about it all the time. This is the most effective and only thing I’ve found, since the Lord is the only one who does not abandon me in this storm. So I agree with you. Being anxious does not help. But when it is just there, it is not beneficial for others to judge us. I wish they would understand and be compassionate. So don’t keep that post in the trash for too long. If you think this is not the place to share it, we (yes I said we) could always create a place for posts such as this.

    Keep strong, (hugs)

    Much Respect to you.
    Serins

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  2. “Why not be positive?” So true. It’s hard, often impossible to climb out of the negativity, especially when you’re stuck in a difficulty. I like something Mike Dooley said. Forgive my paraphrasing. You might not be able to stop that negative train of thought. But you CAN start an all new train, a positive one, running along side it. Hugs.

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