INHALE FRESH AIR AWAITS YOU
“OUT OF DIFFICULTIES GROW MIRACLES”
2 CORINTHIANS 1:8-10 (NLT)
We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on GOD who raises the dead and he will rescue us again. We have placed our trust in him and he will continue to rescue us.
On October 25th 2011 my life changed forever. Our beautiful Reese Lynn Hamilton was born. Immediately I remember thinking to myself why do I have no emotion? I remember trying to cry but that emotion wasn’t there. I blamed it on being so tired and having to go through everything I had faced in my pregnancy with being so sick.
She spent 7 days in the NICU which felt like an eternity. During those days all I could do was cry. I felt so helpless and sad. Which is to be expected since our baby was still in the hospital. Once again I blamed it on “baby blues” . Once we arrived home I prayed these feeling would leave me as we settled into our daily routine. Little did I know it got much worse.
For over a year the devil attacked me with post partum depression. I felt every emotion from sadness, depression, anxiety, anger and guilt. The thoughts I had and the actions I did and the words I spoke was not me at all. Let me tell you now life and death is in the power of the tongue. I experienced this first hand. I tried to fight this battle alone and tried to fix it myself.
I soon realized I had to give it all to GOD. Let me tell you no problem is to big that it wont fit in GODS hands. The lord stands above every new day because he made it. All restlessness, worry and anxiety will flee before him. In MATTHEW 11:28 it says Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. So as I end this I tell you that GOD can take everything away from you and give you peace but you must first give it to him and leave it there. Have faith to know that he has your back!!
WRITTEN BY: SUMMER HAMILTON