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I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Today was a hard day for me.

I’ve shared in a previous post that I battle with anxiety and depression. I have worked hard adding tools to my tool box like medication, lessons from therapy, getting sunshine, serving others, and more.

But today was really hard. The depressive thoughts kept coming. My thoughts told me I wasn’t doing enough of the things “I should be doing” and I wasn’t good enough.

There were lots of tears.

While I did my nightly skin routine tonight, the hymn “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” by Samuel Medley (1738–1799) came to mind.

It spoke peace to my soul and brought comfort, just as the first two lines of this song teach. I was reminded that I am not alone.

The second verse especially hit me tonight:

He lives to comfort me when faint.

He lives to hear my soul’s complaint.

He lives to silence all my fears.

He lives to wipe away my tears.

He lives to calm my troubled heart.

Because of Him, I can find moments of peace even when I’m overwhelmed.

Because He atoned for me and felt my own personal depression and anxiety, I can be made whole.🤍🌿

My Savior, Jesus Christ, can calm my troubled heart. And he has today. He gives me the strength to get out of bed and keep on enduring.🤍🌿

How has knowing that your Redeemer lives strengthened or comforted you?


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