For those right now going through a battle way beyond your control. I know you are scared, hurting, and wondering when it will all come to an end. I’ve been in that kind of season for over 17 months now. Here are some things I’ve discovered will help you deal with things.
#1 Be honest with those who love you. Trying to look tough when you’re falling apart only increases the pain. Those who love you want to know how they can help and encourage you through this journey. Hiding pain from loved ones is never a good thing.
#2 Take One Day At A Time. I now know why this was one of my Granddad’s favorite songs. Sometimes life is way too overwhelming to look ahead or behind. Just focus on the next moment and seek to take the next right step.
#3. Pray, Pray, Pray. Some times it won’t matter how hard you try things won’t change by your efforts alone. Prayer is putting things into the hands of a God that can change anything. If you can walk, I strongly encourage you to prayer walk. It refreshes the soul and takes things off your chest that are way too big for you to handle.
#4 Open Your Bible. Every word in the Bible is God speaking to you. You must meditate on and digest God’s truth especially in the midst of your chaos. Your mind and heart can make you feel hopeless. But, God’s word will remind you that in Jesus Christ hope always remains.
#5 Find A Support System. I daily reach out to others who are battling with similar struggles. I often call or text someone that I know will pray for me in my most unbearable moments. I know that without the right support system you will fall apart. But, having others walking with you can make a great difference.
Whatever you do, don’t give up! God will take you through this valley and give you the strength and comfort so desperately needed at just the right time! I’m praying for you!
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:6-7)
Looking for a church support system? Join Pastor Craig Sundays 9:15 or 11am @ Refuge Church of Walterboro. Come as you are, Never leave the same!