I happen to have PMDD on top of some other mental health issues and wanted to try writing about it in hopes of therapeutic value and also maybe helping others with it. It can be very debilitating and honestly, I feel needs to be taken more seriously. I think there is way too much stigma attached to women and hormonal struggles.
PMDD is like a very bad version of PMS. If you have PMS or PMDD I truly sympathize with you but I also wanted to say, so does Jesus.
“Jesus?” you may ask? A man God sent down to Earth to die for our sins? He is not a woman! Well, Jesus understands everything.
Think of this, whatever suffering we endure, He has had worse. And He understands anxiety, depression, fear, worry, doubt, pain, everything.
It can be so hard to have the fruit of the Spirit in general, let alone that time of the month. I know right now I am just not feeling so well but feelings are fleeting. Oh how it can be so hard to remember this sometimes.
Galatians 5:22-23English Standard Version (ESV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
I really want to write more about this but think a later time would be best. But I wanted to at least put this out there. If you struggle with hormones please know you are not crazy, you are not alone, and if you ever need prayer please feel free to ask anytime.
Thank You so much for sending Jesus to die for our sins and that He understands us better than we even understand ourselves. Lord I pray for everyone who struggles with hormones. Lord please help us to be Godly women who repent when we need to. Help us to seek You and find the best treatment. Help us to find support and remember that Your truth prevails over all. Lord please help us to turn to You even when we feel so unlovable, even when we may mess up. Help us to come running. Help us to be able to cope with this and strive to be Godly the best we can through the help of the Holy Spirit. Help us to give everything to You oh Precious Lord. Help us to fully surrender to Your will and do the right thing even if we do not “feel” like it. Lord wash over us with Your peace.
In Jesus Name Amen