Psalm 94:19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brough joy to my soul.Winter doldrums
Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
1 Corinthians 7:32 I want you to be free from anxieties
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.
I have for years had issues with SAD, seasonal affective disorder. Gosh, the slumps in mood and activity were awful feeling. I went to work in the dark, came home in the dark, and just had little appreciation for anything winter brought.
I felt a bit better living in Germany. This probably was easier since I was outside walking, enjoying the fresh air, the wonderful countryside, and just the appreciation of being able to live in another country and learn other’s customs. Although I worked full time, the hours were not the 10 hour days I’d been doing in my prior job inthe states, I worked from 8-4:30, so there were still a couple of daylight hours left. I enjoyed meeting all the various military and dependents and the various roles I handled in the clinic. I did not have the awful oppression I had felt during the winter living in New England.
But this year, the shortest daylight hours of the year, December 22, did not seem as dark and short as at other years. Living at the beach is a wonderful blessing, I have the lovely eastern sky out one side of my home with sunrises; and the western sky with glorious sunsets. And for the past several months how the sunrises and sunsets have radiated lovely colors! I serve a wonderful Creator and Artist! And how fortunate to recognize it and give Him thanks for some gifts He generously bestows.
I am so thankful that my winter blues seem to be easing, and certainly the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022 have me rejoicing with the days appearing longer, and what a vibrant collection of colors we have been bestowed—lavendars, pinks, oranges, grays, and blues. WOW!
Thank You, Lord; You not only chose me, but You hand me gifts abundantly—flowers, weather, animals, whether pets, birds and so forth. Thank You for my family and friends, my eyes which see, my hearing, my taste, my health, and the list is endless. You have given an over-indulgence of gifts to me. I so appreciate the beauty and peace of this winter’s shorter daylight hours; the fact I have not had anxiety or doldrums and the blessing as each day’s daylight gets a bit longer. But You have created such beauty in the skies for sunrises and sunsets this winter. You are awesome!
Thank You for the path You have given me and “mybellaviews.”