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Katherine U.
Fighting depression causes by job stresses

Please pray for me. I am so depressed. Every day is such a struggle.

My job has gotten to the point of breaking me. I am tired all of the time. My confidence has dwindled. Haven't been able to find another job, can't afford to quit. There's too much to do, not enough time, and PRESSURE to get it done. I get home to my wonderful husband and am too drained to really be loving to him. If it wasn't for him, I would probably kill myself. I don't know why people struggle to live.

Doctor ran tests and gave me pills, but they didn't help. No physical problem, just stress. I cry a lot. I pray to God. Can't I have a job that isn't killing me? On the one hand, I know it's a test from God. He loves me, but it's so hard. I'm sorry I'm failing the test, but I am exhausted. It scares me that I have to focus on my husband and how much he loves me. Sometimes, I'm just too numb from depression. It's selfish to ask for prayers for myself, but I am desperate.

kathee11 -4/10/2008
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4/10/2008 18:06

Katherine, please don't beat yourself up; you need to concentrate on being well, and that your husband and God love you is proof you're worthy of that. My advice would be to just quit; even very serious financial problems are nothing compared to what it sounds like you're going through (though I would add that, from how serious your depression sounds, it may run deeper than just your job). In any event, I pray that God blesses you for the best.

4/11/2008 01:58

I hope this is the right place to submit a prayer? If not, Katherine forgive the intrusion. I read your posting and I so understand your struggle.

I would like to be lifted up in prayer. I started a new job AGAIN and I am already under attack. I fight depression and insecurity constantly and it is such a struggle to be around non believers and to hide my infirmities. I am also in chronic pain constantly, and have to work to support my son. I want prayer that these people I work for, find compassion for me from within. And that the enemy keep his nose out of my finances and gifts from God!! It seems everything I do, goes wrong, and I need God so much to help and give me strength to continue. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME, AND FOR MY JOB TO GO WELL. I AM TIRED.



4/22/2008 10:03

I'm sorry you are suffering a similar situation. Please, God, help everyone who is in a difficult and negatively stressful job. Please guide us with your loving kindness. Help us to know what steps to take to better our situation. Save us from those who attempt to crush our spirit.

Thank you for your kind words and prayer. I have ups and downs, mostly depending on how things are going at work. I have always suffered from low self-esteem, which is why my new boss's treatment hits me so hard. I seem to be unable to do anything right, which makes me doubt myself and think I'm not smart enough to get another job. Bad thinking, I know. I'm doing a lot of reading and praying. Things are better overall, but God hasn't guided me to another job, yet. I do believe He is in charge and He is taking care of me.

My husband and I are doing great. I tell myself over and over, "God's in control. Just get through today." I feel like a recovering alcoholic or something, but the advice is sound. Just take each day at a time. I am a chronic worrier and it is a bad habit that I believe God is trying to get me to break.

Karin, perhaps the chant will help you, too?

I would still appreciate any prayers! There are days when I feel physically beaten, so stressed and worn down. I don't know what God has in store for me, but I am hanging in there.

Thank you, and best wishes,


5/2/2008 15:38

Update: Today, my mood is heavy. My immediate supervisor is retiring at the end of May. She has been the "encyclopedia" for this department for 30 years & everyone has become dependent on her for answers about everything. I have been here only 12 yrs and I am so swamped in my own work, I have not learned hers. I feel the pressure of this dept expecting me to miraculously memorize all she does and knows. Some of that pressure is my own, I know, but I have already had evidence that it is the expectation of many here. I can't afford to quit & I don't know what God wants me to do. I'm chanting (see above) & trying not to be afraid of the future, but today I am not so successful at that. :(


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