Healing & Faith
We all have seasons in our lives where some are more challenging than others, but challenges are meant to increase our faith in God, mature us, strengthen us, and make us wiser. God doesn’t intend for us to stay stuck in a season. He’s the only One that’s meant to stay the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. But we’re meant to morph and grow as He moves us from season to season. However, it is possible that we can stay stuck in a season for far too long, longer than God intended us, if we choose to.
There are many moments in life when we will all feel as if the world is against us- losing a job, a break up, someone hurts us, we try to pursue a dream but it doesn’t seems as if we’re making any headway, we get a challenging boss, our church lets us down, family members hurt us, etc. And we all know that life isn’t fair, but often, when it looks like something is being done to us, it’s actually being done for us.
What do you do when you have Jesus and have made Him your personal Lord and Savior, but when the pressures of life kick in- in seasons when it feels joy has been temporally suspended, unfortunate situations with people happen, or unexplainable things pop up- you just want to hide under the covers?
Anger is like cyanide – it slowly eats away at your peace of mind, your joy, and it affects your relationship with God and others.
Can you relate to that morning after feeling when you’ve woken up with such a heavy heart of pain because of something that happened the day before- because of some sort of loss? Perhaps this has happened to you.
"There is nothing we can do to change the past. Nothing. But, we change the future if we take courage to let go of our past." –Christine Caine
The global cost of mental illness is estimated at nearly $2.5 trillion, with a projected increase to over $6 trillion. To put this in another perspective- the entire overseas development aid over the past 20 years is less than $2.3 trillion