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I've been suffering from depression lately and really could use some support and prayer.

I'm a senior in high school about to graduation and all I can think of is my depression. This past year I've been suffering from depression. My parents don't really want to deal with that. They've been very verbally abusive towards me always telling me that I am fat. I use to have self confidence, now I don't. Lately, I've not known how to deal with the pain, so I've cut myself. I need help, I need love, I need support and I need prayer. Any people that can give any of that would be great. Thanks!
 
ERF9133 -5/22/2001
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Mary2Bergen
7/10/2001 15:03

Erin, you are so precious. I just hurt for you and the non-support you get from your parents. My son struggled with a weight problem when he was a young teenager and I just didn't know how to help other than a strict diet. That was not the right thing to do at the time. He had just quit growing up and was growing out. Now that I have grandchildren, I know that what you need to do is get into God's Word and read. There are portions that deal with depression. You may need a study bible that has a section showing where to find reading on certain problems. Anyway, get into the Bible and even if you don't feel like doing it, just read a chapter or two every day. You WILL start feeling a difference at some point in time. Because faith comes by hearing and hearing by reading the Word of God. Once you can build up your faith in God, you will be able to give it all up to Him and he will see you through to a day that you won't believe. If you are giving him the time of day and keep His name on your mind everyday, you will find that the depression will decrease and most likely your weight too. Once others begin seeing the change in your attitude, they will see you in a different light and want to be around you. No matter how long it takes, reading the Bible is where to start. That is where you really begin forming a personal relationship with God. He will see you through. Just give him a chance. And DON'T give up! Even if you have to find a prayer support group somewhere. These internet prayer groups are a wonderful tool. Thank God they are here for people like us. Take care and know that God loves you more than anything in the world, and also know that you are not in this alone. There are many others out there that are going thru the same thing you are. God Loves You! Mary T.


BADDANiAM2
9/18/2001 00:17

Dear Father, please allow Erin to see what a beautiful person she is regardless what others say & know that it is their insecurity that is speaking out. Be strong, & of faith, & great courage Erin. I love you & so does the Father.


KLF
1/13/2002 14:43

Lord I pray that as I am sending up this prayer, Erin has been helped by you and that she has gotten through her depression and troubles. I pray that she knows what a wonderful person she is and that her life is full of love and support. God Bless Erin. Amen.


ALESHA183
3/11/2002 00:21

DEAR LORD,
PLEASE HELP ERIN TO SEE THAT YOU MADE HER A VERY SPECIAL GIRL. DEPRESSION IS A BIG DEAL IN OUR WORLD TODAY. I HOPE THAT YOU CAN HELP OTHERS INCLUDING ERIN TO LIVE PAST THIS BUMP IN LIFE AND TO SEE THE LONG TERM EFFECTS OF HAVING JESUS AS PART OF YOUR LIFE. THERE ARE MANY MEDICATIONS FOR DEPRESSION NOW, BUT THE BEST MEDICINE IS FAITH IN THE LORD.


CHATTY1255
4/11/2002 11:30

DEAR SWEET ERIN, ALTHOUGH I AM OVERWEIGHT NOW, I WASN'T AS A CHILD BUT I STILL KNOW THE WAY YOUR FIGURE DOES SPEAK VOLUMES ON HOW OTHERS PERCEIVE AND TREAT YOU...ESPECIALLY AT YOUR AGE. YOUR PEERS CAN BE SO JUDGEMENTAL AND CRUEL SOMETIMES. BUT JUST KNOW THAT OTHERS TREAT YOU A CERTAIN WAY BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO SAVE YOU FROM SOMETHING OR THEY SEE SOMETHING WRONG IN THEMSELVES AND NEED TO SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT OF SHAME ON SOMEONE ELSE... DEAREST HEAVENLY FATHER I LIFT THIS YOUNG WOMAN UP BEFORE YOUR THRONE RIGHT NOW AND I PRAY THAT YOU WILL HELP HER TO LOOK WITHIN HER SOUL TO SEE THE TRUE BEAUTY SHE POSESSES IN YOUR EYES, WHICH IS ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS IN THE END ANYWAY...LEAD OTHER CHRISTIANS INTO HER PATH..SOMEONE WHO CAN IDENTIFY WITH HER DEPRESSION AND CAN BRING HER COMFORT. I ALSO LIFT UP HER PARENTS LORD, OPEN UP THEIR EYES AND HEARTS TO THE TRUTH OF WHAT THEIR DAUGHTER IS EXPERIENCING. GIVE THEM COMPASSION AND WISDOM TO DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO RECTIFY THIS TRAGIC SITUATION...AND WE AGREE IN JESUS BLESSED AND MIGHTY NAME AMEN
IF YOU EVER FEEL THE NEED TO TALK OR PRAY, I HAVE CHILDREN YOUR AGE AND MAYBE I CAN BRING SOME COMFORT
EMAIL ME AT CHATTY1255@HOTMAIL.COM ANYTIME ERIN LOVE CATHY


uphex
4/18/2002 12:33

Dear father,
At this moment, i bring Erin in front of you.Lord, help her to see herself as you see her as your child loving and fearfully created. Remind her in even most of her worst moments of doubt and anxiety that you are all she needs and in you she is whole.Lift her depression by allowing her to see and enjoy the little miracles that you give in music, flowers and friends.Let her feel your overwhelming love and acceptance every day of her life. In jesus mighty name we pray.
Amen


jakeupsmom
5/23/2002 10:20

Erin, I understand what you are feeling when it comes to depression. I have dealt with depression for a number of year myself. I am finally doing much better with medical treatment and lots of prayers. As far as being over weight I am not going to lie to you and tell you that I know what that is like. I was fortunate to not have that metabolism, but both my sisters were not that lucky. I feel that it isn't so much what you eat it is what your body type is, that is why I can't look at someone for what size they are but for what they are in a their heart. Please don't let what size you are affect who you are. My best friend has battled weight all her live (we have been best friends for 15 year now) and she was able to lose approx. 70 pounds last summer, and is happy with that...even though society would say she needed to lose 70 more. She has a great attitude about who she is and does not worry about what people say or think. I will pray that you get your confidence back and that you keep it. I will pray about your health and your mental well being. You are a beautiful person Erin, God loves you and does not want you to hurt yourself.
Father, please help Erin to get and keep her confidence and to know that you love her. Please help her to find the help she needs for her depression, even if it means it is her going out on her own without her parents to seek it. Please guide her to the right place to get help for her depression. Nothing is possible without you Lord, we cannot make it on our own, so please take our hand and hold it tight, for we can't walk alone. In Jesus name...Amen


Angelcake24
5/29/2002 00:21

I hope you heal those scars on the inside so you can become a positive person. I hope somewhere you can see that you are beautifula nd people who have negative things to say are either jelaous or foolish or cant see how beautiful a person you are. I hope whatever religious path you follow you are true to yourself and somewhere you can find the inner support from yourself and God before you seek out a positive community for yourself and your emotional well being and growth.

please understand that there are many of girls out there who are thin and hate themselves and who have endured so much just as you and I have and you are not alone and your tears are not shed in vain. Love yourself if no one else loves you and I know that is hard advice to follow when people all around tell you you're worthless it feels so much easier to believe you are.. but you're not.. you really have to deep down reach inside yourself, heal and believe you are a beautiful spirit of the divine. Love yourself forever


Love,

Nicole

your sister in the war on depression


lisaspirit
5/29/2002 03:49

Dear Heavenly Father, We ask you to surround Erin with your Holy Spirit and healing love. Let her realize that she is a child of God and perfect in your eyes. Fill her with your loving grace, and comfort her spirit, so that she will no longer suffer the crippling effects of her depression.
Amen God bless you,Erin. I will keep you in my prayers!


Arreliz
10/9/2002 12:56

Erin,
Remember that in life many things happen that will make us hurt and feel pain. The Lord does not look at anyone's looks or smartness, he looks at the inner soul. Keep your faith and do not fall short to anyone. Remember that life has a lot to offer and you can keep moving. Keep the prayer going and start a personal relationship with God. Talk about the problems with someone and realize that you are the only person that can make that change. Look inside yourself and find the person that you are. Keep motivated and best wishes. I will keep you in my prayers.


jennife1
1/4/2005 14:54

ERin I love you. I am currently facing a severe depression so i know what you are going through. I will continue to pray for you may God bless you depression hurts and i cant get out of it. I will pray for you


jennife1
1/4/2005 14:54

ERin I love you. I am currently facing a severe depression so i know what you are going through. I will continue to pray for you may God bless you depression hurts and i cant get out of it. I will pray for you


jennife1
1/4/2005 14:54

ERin I love you. I am currently facing a severe depression so i know what you are going through. I will continue to pray for you may God bless you depression hurts and i cant get out of it. I will pray for you


myfamilybelieves2
6/25/2006 10:13

Dear God, I pray that Erin is safe and that she pulled out of her depression that she found ways of dealing with her parents verbal abuse, that her parents found help for themselves. Dear LORD may Erin's heart be filled with the knowledge that she is loved, guide her always. Amen.


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