While under going trials and tests we often forget what God is doing. He is making our walk personal, so we are able to assist others get through their trials and tests. How do we know this? Just remember what Apostle Paul went through and how he used it to minister to others. You were created to be a testamony for someone else!
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If you long to receive mercy, is it hard for you to release mercy? We are awed and humble by God’s gracious forgiving of our sin and failure. Yet we seem reluctant and sometimes rebellious when the Lord commands us to forgive those who have wronged or hurt us. Why do we hold back? What do we fear? Who suffers most when we hoard God’s mercy for ourselves and withhold it from those whom we refuse to forgive? The first person you need to forgive and love is yourself.
One of the greatest corners that one must turn in marriage is Trading Places. We’re living in a society that requires a two household income to provide adequately for there family. Today, I fine myself as a husband at home taking care of the children and my wife working. I’ve learned a very valuable lesson. This is not an easy job! I honor stay at home parents all over the world that has this special gift.
When things don’t go our way, we typically go through stages, which are a normal part of the coping and healing process.
1. Denial—”It can’t be,” It can’t happen to me,” “It’s not true”…. The first stage of reaction to any sudden, unexpected event tends to be denial. Denial is normal if it lasts a short time, but persistent denial is unhealthy because it blocks further growth and healing.
2. Anger/Blame—”Whose fault is it?,” “This makes me mad,” “This isn’t fair,” “Why me?” The second stage of reaction looks backward in hopes of finding the cause and someone or something to blame it on. Although nothing can be done at this point to change the past, it’s nevertheless a normal response. Like the stage of denial before it, the anger/blame stage is unhealthy if it persists for an unreasonable amount of time.
3. Despair—This stage tends to be characterized by tears, negative and hopeless/helpless thoughts, and a feeling of total emptiness and loss. Sleep and eating disturbances are common as the “reality” of the situation sets in. Relationships with other people can become more difficult at this time, but understanding and compassion must be given and accepted if one is to move beyond this stage. Stephen R. Yarnall, MD
Change is inevitable but its how you deal with change that will make you a success or a failure. If you’re right now on the unpleasant side of the balance scale you have the power to tip the scale the other side toward pleasant. Dahg