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Depressed Mom: You're Prepared for Tomorrow

After writing yesterday’s post, I read it back to myself a few times. Something leaped out at me. ⁣ ⁣ It was the variations of the word “prepare.”⁣ ⁣ “Prepared” and “prepped” are what was used, and I was drawn to them.⁣ ⁣ The repetition caught me because, when reading the Bible, reiterations used in such a short timespan mean you should pay attention. They are there for a reason. ⁣ ⁣ The words in that post were there for a reason, too. ⁣ ⁣ “Lord, what are you trying to say here?”⁣ ⁣ A lot.⁣ ⁣ Prepare means to go before and make ready. It’s intentional planning for something to come. ⁣ ⁣ Although I wanted to die some days, thought about dying some days, and felt like I was dying some days, I didn’t die because God had me preparing to live for tomorrow by doing routine tasks.⁣ ⁣ Actions like washing clothes for tomorrow’s wear, laying out clothes, and packing lunches. Things that seem mundane but are actionable and speak volumes about his intentions.⁣ ⁣ He was “making ready” for me to live again, no matter what my mind, feelings or body told me. ⁣ ⁣ Depressed Mom, keep letting God prepare you for tomorrow. ⁣ ⁣ Continue the parts of your routine that are healthy and a priority to you and your family. ⁣ ⁣ —Prayer and worship: “You Are God Alone” by Marvin Sapp is a favorite.⁣ ⁣ —Count your blessings and recognize the good things you did today.⁣ ⁣ —Keep planning tomorrow’s meals, get those snack bags ready the night before, set out the next day’s outfit, plan with your family about what’s ahead (e.g. tomorrow is movie night). ⁣ —Carve out "You" time. Try to do 1 thing that makes you happy. But if all you can do is take a break to cry, do it. You’ll release. ⁣ ⁣ Tomorrow will come and when it does, give yourself as much grace as God does. Do what you can and forgive yourself for what you can’t. ⁣ ⁣ “...Today’s trouble is enough for today.”⁣ ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:34‬ ‭NLT‬‬⁣

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