Navigating the Blues: Where to Turn When Worry, Anxiety, or Depression Steals Your Hope

Navigating the Blues: Where to Turn When Worry, Anxiety, or Depression Steals Your Hope

by Katara Washington Patton
Navigating the Blues: Where to Turn When Worry, Anxiety, or Depression Steals Your Hope

Navigating the Blues: Where to Turn When Worry, Anxiety, or Depression Steals Your Hope

by Katara Washington Patton

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Overview

Don’t navigate the blues alone. In this 90-day devotional, Katara Washington Patton openly shares her personal experience with the blues. She offers hope through practical steps and godly wisdom that have helped her and many others find freedom from worry, anxiety, and depression. Each day contains an easy-to-read devotion with Scripture, as Patton warmly reminds you that even Jesus suffered and overcame depressing times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640702073
Publisher: Our Daily Bread Publishing
Publication date: 01/03/2023
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 404,091
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

A regular contributor to Our Daily Bread, Katara Washington Patton is senior editor for Our Daily Bread Publishing's Voices Collection. She has authored several books, including 5-Minute Devotional Book for Women: Prayers and Reflections to Strengthen Your Faith and Successful Women of the Bible; has been an editor at Tyndale House Publishers, The Chicago Defender, Urban Ministries, and Jet magazine; and was named nonfiction editor of the year by the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association in 2014. She graduated summa cum laude from Dillard University, and earned a master of journalism from Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, and a master of divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, where she received the outstanding preaching award. A native of Thibodaux, Louisiana, Katara and her husband reside on Chicago's South Side. They have one daughter. 


Katara Washington Patton is senior editor for Our Daily Bread Publishing's Voices Collection. She has authored several books, including 5-Minute Devotional Book for Women: Prayers and Reflections to Strengthen Your Faith. She holds a master of journalism from Northwestern University and a master of divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. A native of Thibodaux, Louisiana, Katara and her husband reside on Chicago's South Side. They have one daughter.


 

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

1 Cry Out 15

2 Downcast Soul 17

3 When We Are Distressed, Part 1 19

4 When We Are Distressed, Part 2 22

5 Help for Anxiety 24

6 The Power of Music 26

7 A Way to Bless Others 28

8 Precious Lord 31

9 A Refuge 33

10 Lessons from My Depression 35

11 More Lessons from My Depression 37

12 In Times of Grief 40

13 Holidays and the Blues 43

14 Another Type of Grief 46

15 What to Do with Worry 48

16 A Cheerful Heart 50

17 Be Gentle with Yourself 52

18 Also, Be Kind to Yourself 54

19 Isolation 56

20 A Few Good Friends 58

21 Friends and Words 60

22 Friends and More Words 62

23 Rhythm of Unforced Grace 64

24 A Season for It All 66

25 Acknowledge Emotions 68

26 Not Crushed 70

27 Valleys of Life 72

28 Drowning 74

29 A Different Fight, Part 1 76

30 A Different Fight, Part 2 78

31 Distortions 80

32 Intercede 82

33 Release Expectations 84

34 Thought Life 86

35 A Good Cry 88

36 Physical Exercise 90

37 More on Physical Exercise 92

38 Fighting Temptation 94

39 Choose Gentle 96

40 When You Feel Better, Do Better 98

41 No Shame 100

42 A Little Light 102

43 Adventurous Life? 104

44 Our Witnesses 106

45 Lifted Eyes 108

46 Getting Well, Part 1 110

47 Getting Well, Part 2 113

48 Write the Vision (Getting Well, Part 3) 115

49 An Abundant Life 118

50 PTSD 120

51 More PTSD 122

52 Breath Work 125

53 Resting 127

54 Why Rest? 129

55 The Promise of Morning 131

56 Be Still 133

57 The Power of Honesty 135

58 Acceptance and Change 137

59 The Spirit of Depression 139

60 Changing Clothes 142

61 The Power of Water 144

62 Focusing 146

63 Overfocusing 149

64 Truths to Hold On To, Part 1 151

65 Truths to Hold On To, Part 2 153

66 Truths to Hold On To, Part 3 155

67 Truths to Hold On To, Part 4 157

68 If God Has Done It Before 159

69 Purpose in Today 161

70 A Plea to God 164

71 One Step at a Time 167

72 God's Will 170

73 Boredom and the Blues 172

74 Memoirs 175

75 The Truth Will Set You Free 177

76 These Emotions 179

77 Good Change 181

78 Challenge Days 183

79 Rituals 185

80 Help Someone 187

81 Don't Give Up 189

82 Bucket List 191

83 Social Media Discipline 193

84 Semicolon 196

85 When It's Hard to Pray 198

86 Sitting with Your Lament 200

87 Progress, Not Perfection 202

88 It Takes Work 205

89 Delay Decision-Making 207

90 You Will Get Through 209

About the Author 211

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