Kristen Bell (also known as the voice of the Disney Princess, Anna) recently released a short video on depression. I had never connected with a video on such a personal level from a celebrity before. Here is the short video:
Shame. Shame really inhibits us, doesn’t it? It is a powerful tool in the enemy’s arsenal that is a rare one size shames all category, almost. It always is best when mixed in with other categories, such as mistakes are being made and failure is imminent. A dash of Gossip speckled with Rumors and Lies makes for dangerous tonic no one has ever been able to hold down. But there is always a first, right?
I like how she equates denying a diabetic insulin. Yet when it has to deal with a shortage of serotonin, then that person is “crazy.” What is crazy, anyway, anymore? Who or what study determines that threshold line or do we really want to know? How can it possibly and accurately diagnose people with a steady set of ideals and standards? Who holds still for that long and doesn’t change? We can deceive ourselves for awhile. We can deny that something is wrong. Or we can just roll up our sleeves and deal with it. Miranda Lambert recently sang a strong song on this stance women are facing. Lyrics:
“I pray as I get ready
For God to make me steady
And I thank him for his patience
And I take my medication
And bless this day and all it brings
And I clean up the bathroom sink.”
Miranda Lambert – The Bathroom Sink Lyrics
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gwNY3N5iQ2I -Powerful song
Sometimes, for me, I have to face I have chemical balances that are off. I hate it and I was really embarrassed and shamed because of it. I had a baby and the process changes some chemistry in my body. I must have SSRI inhibitors or else, I really do not know what will happen. Probably a not very nice person-itis. 😄 That is why I am under a doctor’s care. It is not a fun place to be. I would be lying if I didn’t say it felt trapped and really depressing in itself. But it doesn’t mean we stay here.
There are days that seem impossible but are possible with God. Being able to extract truth and promises out of the negative influences that can threaten to alter us a little daily, if we agree. God really meant He can use all of this mess for good. Our hearts have to be in the right place so we realize how important we are. Both to each other and as a conglomerate. Mental diseases are very frightening to me because I have seen their aftermath on those whom people love dearly suffer greatly from them.
However, He is the anchor to our souls, He won’t let go; He won’t let go. Our souls are part of our hearts that know Him. Feeling lost? “A Mighty Fortress is our God.”
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.
Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.
And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.
That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth:
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever
Long story short. We have a conniving enemy that loves to isolate souls and cover up convenient lies. It’s not that we don’t hear you, it is just that we don’t agree anymore. No more time spent wasted on my lack of knowledge of the Truth.
Guys and girls, don’t miss this. If you know this or anything else that runs in your family, please share what and all you know. If you already know you are genetically favored in those, volunteer, research, become involved in the recovery process. Learn what it is inspiring to you and use it as a launching pad.