Feeling Stronger

strengthI’m feeling stronger today.

I woke up late this morning, missed my van ride to my behavioral health program, but decided to drive myself there anyway. This was quite a large victory, as in the beginning of the program, I was too anxious to drive myself to group. So thank God, I arrived at the facility on time this morning and back home again safely this afternoon.

I’m scheduled to discharge from the program next Wednesday, September 3, and I definitely have mixed emotions. I’ve learned so much and grown in so many different ways. I’ve thrived in the program’s environment, where people have cared about my well-being and where I have been able to share my struggles with others who have similar battles with mental health. I will really miss my therapist, my psychiatrist, and the awesome people with whom I’ve shared so many hours of therapy.

But the Lord is working out the issues in my life, one day at a time. And He’s given me new strength to face whatever is lurking up ahead.

There is a song by Mandisa called “Stronger,” the words of which have resonated with me time and again. I hope that they can be an encouragement to you, as well! 🙂

When the waves are taking you under
Hold on just a little bit longer
He knows that this is gonna make you stronger, stronger
The pain ain’t gonna last forever
In time it’s gonna get better
Believe me
This is gonna make you stronger