My talk this Sunday will reflect on how to find peace during trouble.
This past week, I blogged 2 posts that were personal:
I want to thank everyone who has been supportive. I also want to encourage those who started following my blog because of those posts.
I can sense your hurt and search for healing. I get it. Thankfully, you can tell I’ve been there. I don’t have all the answers. I only have my story. The fact it resonates with you means a lot to me.
One of the most important techniques I used to heal was to identify when I was a peace.
When you are in trouble, it is not natural to think you already have peace. You cry for it; you long for it; you talk about it: but you do not consider it is already in your possession!
Your grief comes across you in waves. It is like you are standing in the water at the edge of the surf. Wave after wave crashes over you. Grief is not friendly. It knocks you over.
In between those powerful waves, there is calm.
Where are you at? Literally. Are you with a particular friend? Are you with a certain group of people? Are you watching a movie? What is it that you are doing when you feel a bit of calm in your life?
Identify the times you feel more at ease with yourself.
And then stay there.
Easier said than done, I know. The idea is to learn to love yourself and take care of yourself. You also learn who to stay away from — some people are just plain toxic!
Peace CAN be found during trouble.
I would love to hear about your ideas and experiences.
Peaceful blessings on your weekend.
P.S. I am speaking this Sunday at Albany Presbyterian Church. If you are in the area, please drop by.
P.P.S. Thank you everyone who purchased my most recent book, Finding Hope: How I rebuilt my life after it fell apart.