Can’t Post

I knew this would eventually come. But I can’t get out of bed, nor muster up any post for today. (Tomorrow doesn’t look good either). Very severe depression has nailed me, and all I want to do is sleep.

Lynn has been quite understanding, bringing me soups and sandwiches. She is a wonder.

Please do pray for me.

ybic, Bryan

Author: Pastor Bryan Lowe

A repentant rascal with definite issues, but who is seeking to be authentic in his faith to Jesus Christ. An avid reader and a hopeful writer. Husband and father. A pastor and Bible teacher. A brain tumor survivor. Diagnosed with clinical depression, and now disabled. Enjoys life, such as it is, in Alask.a (Actually I have it pretty good.)

31 thoughts on “Can’t Post”

  1. My comment disappeared. Over all, I said you are a blessing, your heart is a blessing. Don’t let any evil convince you otherwise. I always treasure what you have to say and I pass it on to family members, young ones, especially, who need to hear it. Be sure your physical health is good because some illnesses can contribute to depression. You are valued and appreciated. You are a force for Good. You are in my prayers as of this minute.


  2. I stop by less often now, since I’ve been feeling a little better, but I do not forget about you. I thank God for you and your willingness to give what you have to help others. Your weakness is your strength. Whatever you do, don’t listen to the Evil One—shut him out. Be sure you are physically OK, just in case bad health is contributing to your depression. I come from a family that has been plagued with depression, and I read what you have to say and try to connect the family to you or pass your advice along to them. I feel so sad that you are suffering so. My prayers are with you. You are a very good person, Bryan. We can’t bear to lose any of our good people. I’ll check back every few days to see how you are. Your heart blesses all of us.


  3. I’m new here. Did a ‘search’ the other day: Jesus loves the mentally ill. And God led me here and I was truly encouraged. And found a pastor I could really trust! And I trust you just the way you are. In this world we’ll have some troubles…but Pastor Bryan let me share back some encouragement to you now!!… Be encouraged because He has overcome this world. Jesus angels protect you and your loving wife through this time.


  4. I’m so sorry I’m just now seeing this! Praying for you brother. May the Lord refresh your heart, mind and spirit as you wait on him in darkness.



    1. Ernie, You are definitely not alone! We here at Broken Believers care deeply and are thankful to God that you have been blessed by this ministry. Peace, Linda


  5. Bryan, I wrote on hope to fight my own…. hope it helps I dug it out of the Bible.


  6. Bryan,

    May Christs love comfort you in this time for you. May he strengthen you to help those brothers and sisters who you guide and strengthen.

    May your pain be eased.

    God bless



  7. Praying. May his meek and gentle heart be your pillow as you rest in him through this patch of darkness.


  8. I’ve been where you are many times. That is often when I feel closest to the Lord. I have prayed for you! May He cover you with His feathers.

    Psalm 121 ESV
    I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
    My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.

    He will not let your foot be moved;
    he who keeps you will not slumber.
    Behold, he who keeps Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

    The Lord is your keeper;
    the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
    The sun shall not strike you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

    The Lord will keep you from all evil;
    he will keep your life.
    The Lord will keep
    your going out and your coming in
    from this time forth and forevermore.


  9. Dear, sweet, brother in Christ,

    Know that many of us are praying for God’s healing touch upon you and your heart. Praying for your peace and comfort according to Christ’s promise and God’s good will for his beloved.

    Rest and recovery, dear friend. We are with you in spirit and in love.



  10. and adding this from one of your other posts.

    “Do not gloat over me, my enemy!
    Though I have fallen, I will rise.
    Though I sit in darkness,
    the Lord will be my light.”

    Micah 7:8
    hugs. this sucks. we want you back. i have shared your blog with many. in darkness may be healing. hugs.


  11. oh hugs and hugs and hugs. not intrusive ones. just gentle ones. this is so hard and i have had depression issues but mainly i was mad as hell and that’s what it showed up as. hang in there. keep eating. your wife is a wonder, and God is loving you both. gentle hugs.


  12. You’re in my prayers. I stand with you, my friend. May the darkness lift from you. Peace. In Him, Mark


  13. Dear Bryan, I hurt for you today but want to thank you for your honesty and desire to encourage others no matter what. God has used you in my life in trying to be a better father to my mentally ill son Matthew. You always make me think!

    What helps me when I am down is Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things. This is my post to you kind sir! Walt


  14. I hope this get’s to you soon. You need to get up and keep this Blog going and get over this Very severe depression


  15. Hi Bryan, praying that our good and faithful Lord brings you through this bout of depression. If you would like, I can send you a piece to post on social anxiety and how God used it to propel me into an area of ministry I never would have imagined. Let me know if you would like to make use of it. Barbara


  16. I understand. Praying for sure, and remembering that no matter how severe the depression gets, it eventually lifts. ALWAYS. God is watching over you. Remember, ” My Grace is sufficient, for My Power is made perfect in weakness”


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