Have you ever felt beaten down? Has it ever seemed like everything was just against you? Me too. I’ve had those days where it just seemed that it was the world against me. What do you do in those situations? You may feel down, but you’re not out.
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things a person can go through. If you’ve recently lost someone close to you, you may be feeling a range of intense emotions. You may also be wondering how you’re going to rebuild your life. While there is no one “right” way to do this, there are some things you can do to begin the process. With time, patience, and support, you can start to rebuild your life after losing a loved one. With time, patience, and support, you can start to rebuild your life after losing a loved one.
If you’ve been the victim of spiritual abuse, you get to choose how you move forward. Jill Monaco shares three steps to heal from spiritual abuse. When you partner with God, focusing on His goodness and presence, He can finish the good work He started in you to bring healing to completion.
Do you ever give in to the fallacies of the lies that say you aren’t good enough? I do. I wish I didn’t, and I think I’m making progress, and then I’ve fallen down a slippery slope. When we listen to the lies that whisper we aren’t good enough, we’ve been duped. The truth is, there is proof that we are good enough.
Depression can be perpetuated by focusing on ourselves and our own pain, but when we focus instead on others and their needs, our own pain is lessened. It makes us feel good and gives us a fresh perspective of the verse in Nehemiah 8:10 that says, “the joy of the Lord is my strength.” Read more for how to shift your focus when you’re feeling down or in despair.
What do you believe about time? Is it a commodity? Something to be spent and wasted and saved? Or is it really a gift given to us by God? We are not in control of time, but we can inhabit the time that God gives us without resorting to anxiety about getting everything done that we hope and plan.