Prayer Request for Postpartum Depression & Anxiety.

Nancy - posted on 07/29/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello my fellow Christian Sisters,
My name is Nancy and I need some prayers. I am going through a rough period in my life and the devil is really battling me through my mind, emotions, and thoughts. It started about two years ago when I had my daughter, I was so happy and things were going well and than 5 months or so afterwards my life seemed to shatter in front of my eyes I felt paralyzed by fear and anxiety. It seemed like I had a hard time getting out of bed and didn't want to. I remember one week my daughter was away at her grandparents and I spent the whole week in bed and realized this is awful and I need help with my depression and anxiety. So I started to see a psychiatrist and got on medication and life seemed alot better. I started a great new job and I felt like I was the old me again but was still on the meds. I felt a little upset that I needed medication to make me "normal" and "happy" but thought it beats being in that slump. Than recently I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd baby and I decided I would stop taking the medication because I didn't want it in my baby's system or affecting my baby. I did fine without the medicine for the first 5 months of the pregnancy and am currently in my 6th month. The last month has been so hard b/c alot of changes have happened. I had to leave my new job due to issues going on with the employer and I felt this was God's way of making me a stay at home mom and caring for my babies and teaching me how to solely depend on him and not my own. I've always felt so productive and useful when I am working and it felt good knowing that I was bringing in income but after leaving my job and staying at home I felt like the depression and anxiety is creeping up on me and slowly the devil is trying to defeat. This disease has had a very powerful grip and this time I want to conquer it with God and the power of God's word but I need prayer partners and people who can support me in my weakness and spiritual life. Also, I would like to ask if there is anybody that wants to be email buddies or accountability buddies where we can follow up with each other. I greatly appreciate all your prayers, support, and love. God bless you all.

Ps. Sorry for the long post and I hope to one day write my testimony of being healed from this. :0)

~Nancy~

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Victoria - posted on 07/30/2011

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I spent my teen years in depression because of traumatic events that occurred in my life and for me it took a delivering experience with God.

I've also seen many women get through it with prayer, counselling & their relationship with God & the word. Other required meds and there is no shame in that.

I truly believe the first step is facing the facts, that it's a reality & you've done that, next is knowing that God can & will bring you through it, how He does it & how long it takes is up to Him, but know that God can also use this situation to develop you in your faith, in your relationship with Him. Allow him to use it as He brings you through it.

There are many sisters in this community who will be only to happy to pray with you, give you scriptures to stand on and such, you can also feel free to PM me or anyone else who makes them selves available to you.

Praying for you.

Carla - posted on 07/30/2011

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Nancy, sweetheart, I will be your prayer e-mail buddy, accountability police (;)) or whatever you need. I, too, went through depression enough to kill a horse. I took every medication known to man. All this did was dull me down to where I would literally die to FEEL something. What worked for me was getting into the Word and chasing God. I know this sounds simplistic, but it worked for me. I suffered an injury at work, and fibromyalgia set in because of the trauma. I also had chronic tendonitis, arthritis, bad knees, chronic fatigue, you name it, I had it. I was on massive muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatories, pain meds along with the anti-depressants. Had a heart attack in '04. My husband and I were separated, my daughter took her children and deserted me, I honestly felt like if I could make the family understand they were better off without me, I could kill myself and we all would be happier. I actually tried a couple times, but the last time, as I waded out into the river, the Lord spoke to me in an audible voice and told me to 'Go HOME!' I ran all the way home. I had to evaluate my life and find out WHY I was so depressed. Not much I could do about it, so I had to learn to live with it. God had a mission for me, and I couldn't do it paralyzed by depression. It took a couple years to pull myself out, but as I moved closer to the Lord, the depression eased. Now there are time when I can feel it start to creep in, and I tell it to take a hike, and go on. Oh, yeah, I was also an alcoholic.

There are some people who can go through life relatively unscathed, and there are others who are hit with everything. I truly believe those are the ones God wants to use for His Glory. I can now testify that He is TRULY good, and I literally owe my life to Him.

Message me, e-mail at Carlaallaire@yahoo.com, or if you need to talk, my phone # is 517-487-8815. This holds true to any of you out there. I am always here, I am always ready to pray with you and encourage with the Word. I may not have the answers, but I KNOW WHO does.

God bless, darling

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