August 15, 2015

2 Examples of how to Heal Heartache

Many of us deal with imperfect lives. There are just too many aspects of our existence that we cannot control no matter how hard we try. A sense of being unable to control everything around us is intimidating, even terrifying to some people. That’s probably why so many of us act out in anger. However, that’s another blog post.

Although everyone has challenges, we don’t all have the same amount of them. Some of us are faced with multiple trials at once. Others are faced with ridiculous past and present challenges that threaten our mental, spiritual, or physical health. Today, I would like to highlight two women—one famous, one not so famous…yet—who epitomize surviving overwhelming problems with an optimistic attitude. These ladies of great faith can teach all of us quite a bit about never giving up.

Joyce Meyer

This well-known Bible teacher’s tips for healing any kind of pain include the following:
  • Believe that God can work it out for good.
  • Totally forgive.
  • Renew your mind. (Correct toxic ways of thinking.)
  • Receive God’s love.
  • Don’t determine your value by how people have treated you.
  • Learn how to understand and manage your emotions.
  • Ask for wisdom and favor.
  • Remember that people act out of their own limitations.

Empowerment for emotionally stability

Carol Graham

My good friend, Carol Graham, has faced a lifetime of successes and failures. She understands how endurance and faith can turn a sense of despondency into eventual success. Her entire life has been a testimony to mental stability despite unbelievable odds. Carol’s everyday existence is a symphony of humor, heartache, and everything in between. This is mirrored in her blog, Never…Ever…Give Up Hope  , which is always insightful and often funny. Her blog is a vital demonstration of how this remarkable woman incorporates faith into every aspect of her life.

This is her prescription for sadness:

I have taken Carol’s advice by doing the following:

Playing hymns on the piano
Thanking God for what IS right in my life
Praying in my heart continually

I have still not seen the major breakthrough I’m looking for, but I AM feeling an emotional stability that some might consider miraculous under the circumstances.  I don’t know many other people who would be able to remain steadfast through continual storms.

My Conclusion

The lives of overcomers such as Joyce Meyer and Carol Graham prove that God does trade our ashes for beauty—in his own way and time.  He knows how to heal any kind of hurt. Then, he takes the damaged individual and gives them a crown for their troubles. However, there are no guarantees of what that crown will be or when it will come. In the meantime, we must continue to try to do whatever we can to live in the light.

How have you remained stable despite the odds?

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