For When You Feel Run Down

by - December 16, 2017

Don't stop. It can be hard to press forward. You can feel overwhelmed and the pain will seem too much to bear, but don't stop. No matter what, you can get through this. With God, all thing are possible. He will pull you through this.

Whatever mountain you're climbing right now, you will reach the top. It may take going back down a little and finding a new path up, but you will reach the top. And the view from the top will make all the struggle, all the pain, worth it.

Don't give up. You can press forward. There will be days you say I'm giving up, but don't do it. You aren't weak for wanting to give up. Pressing forward makes you strong. It will feel like a tremendous weight on your shoulders, but once you give up that weight, you will feel lighter than you did before.

You are loved. You may feel alone, but you're never completely alone. There is a Savior who loves you, who wants the best for you. This obstacle you're facing might trip you up a few times, but keep getting up. Show that obstacle who's boss. You've got this.

You will get through this. Some days will be harder than others, but focus on the good days. Find one blessing, one little thing you can be grateful for in a day. Just one thing, no matter how small. Nothing is too small. Nothing is too inadequate or too trivial.

Spread love. You may be in a low point, but spread love to others. Encourage others. Even if they don't realize you're having a low point, spread love. Because love will bring you out of this point and make you all the stronger.

Be truthful to yourself. Probably the hardest thing we can do is be truthful. When we want to tell ourselves we aren't worthy, we aren't loved, it's hard to counter the lies with truth. But do it. For every lie you say to yourself, say a truth.

You are loved. You are worthy. You are smart. You are strong. You will get through this.

Whatever mountain, whatever obstacle, whatever path you're walking in life, this moment is a page in your book of life. And your book has so many blank pages that still need to be filled. Don't let this obstacle stop you. Embrace it. You will get through it. You will be stronger, wiser, and you will know what to do when someone else comes to you, feeling the same way.

You. Are. Loved. 

I don't usually say this because my writing isn't about this, but
please share this post with someone you know who is down.
Please, if you are hurting, let this be a reminder
that it will get better. 
You may feel like you're at the lowest of lows, but you can only go up from here.

God bless you.
With love,

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  1. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    That's all I can really say, this was beautiful. :)

  2. *hugs*

    Ivie, this is beautiful.

    I'm also here if you need support - especially with what's being going around on GR.


    1. Thank you! Haters are going to hate and you know what? I'm okay. I know God has given me these convictions and He wants me to stand for what I believe in. Thank you for your support and encouragement. I will definitely let you know if I need anything. <3

  3. This is very encouraging and perfect right now for be.. Thank you Ivy for posting this..

    1. You're welcome. I'm glad it's helpful for where you're at. <3

  4. This is a wonderful post. Life does seem to be mostly "bearing weight" and me trying to find a way to "toss it away" but things like this make it easier to press onward, as you say.

    One of your last paragraphs reminds me of line from the movie, THE HELP. The maid would tell the little girl she watched, "You is kind, you is smart, you is important." For some reason those words just feel so powerful.. it's not about beauty, or what you have. But WHAT you ARE.

    Have a wonderful Saturday, Ivie!

    1. Exactly. Life is so much more than what we have. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. <3

  5. Thank you, Ivie. <3

  6. This was beautiful, Ivie. I needed it, thank you. <33

    1. Thank you! I'm glad it reaches you when you need it. :)

  7. This is very sweet. I love the section about still loving even when your hurt. Glad you posted this<3

  8. This is wonderful, Ivie. I have a friend who is going through a tough time right now, his mother is battling Leukemia and she needs prayers. I'm going to send this to him. <3 <3 <3


  9. Thank you so much for this post, Ivie. I've had a tough weekend, and this post came at just the right moment. Thank you so much--I will definitely be bookmarking this and looking at it when I'm struggling.

    1. You are so welcome. I feel honored you want to bookmark it. <3 I hope your week goes better. Every day is a fresh page in the book of your life. God bless! <3


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