How to Overcome Sadness
Psalms 56:8 “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book.”
Life has its ups and downs and we cannot help but to feel saddened by certain situations. When we are sad or depressed we may feel like nobody cares about us or understands. God cares and understands. He knows every little thing about you even when you feel like no one can relate. Cry out to Him. Literally.
He sees and hears you. Allow Him to comfort you. I always had this issue of bottling up my feelings inside and lying to myself by saying “I’m okay” and “It’s no big deal”. I was not okay and it was a big deal to me at the time.
When I refused to talk to God about it, things got worse. It was a downward spiral until I finally released my sadness to Him. He heard me and I got my answer eventually.
My issue was communication. Sometimes we just need to talk it out. Our situation might not change, but the change will take place on the inside, which is far more superior.
I can’t promise that tomorrow will be any better, but God has your back and will lift you up from the pit. There is hope in the end, you just have to let God see you through it.
Once you talk to God about it, do some things that you enjoy. Talk to a trusted friend, go outside, listen to some music (not sad music, please), read a book, write in a journal, hang out with some friends. Do not stay in your sadness and allow it to form into depression. There are better days to come. These situations are temporary.
Another thing that helps is to gain a bigger perspective on life. When I listen to the stories of other people who go through certain tragedies but somehow maintain a positive attitude, find the goodness in the situation, or maintain gratitude, it inspires me. It makes me think outside of myself. The purpose is not to minimize your situation but to feel confident that if others are able to overcome difficulties than so can you.
Isaiah 35:10 “Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness.”
Check out my blog post about depression and learning your triggers here