The God of All Comfort
Please don’t give up. Remember that His love is unfailing.
Many of us know what it’s like to get into a dark and lonely place where you feel like there’s no way out. You try to put on a happy face, hope the feelings will pass, trust your faith more.
Many times it’s a downward spiral of untruths that take hold in your heart and mind that brings us to that place. A shattered dream, an injustice; wrongly thinking that when people treat us poorly, we deserve it.
When life doesn’t turn out how we had hoped, we can start believing the lie that God is cursing us. He must not love me because He didn’t answer my desperate prayers.
What are some things that can help? For one, remembering that you matter. God has created you with a unique sense of humor, perspective, and life that no one can replace. You have a unique skillset to love others and change the world that can’t be replaced.
Second, gratitude. Instead of focusing on the negative – what was lacking in your life, try to focus on the blessings and the things worth being thankful for. Like the fact that the God of the universe loves you unconditionally!
Focus on others. Ask God to show you each day how you can love the people around you better. Volunteer, give, try to find people who are hurting as much as or more than you.
Remind yourself every day that God’s love for you is unfailing, even through shattered dreams and that, “how people treat you does NOT define you!”
If you’re feeling desperate, please tell someone. I have a few close friends who I can confide in and they can confide in me when we get in a “funk” and feel like we can’t get out. Get help. Remember God’s unconditional love for you. We were designed to be intimate with Him.
Seek ways to love others. Start getting exercise and fresh air, eating healthy and getting enough sleep. Write yourself a compassionate letter as if you were writing it to a friend considering taking his or her own life. We so often forget to show compassion to ourselves. Please remember that how people treat you does NOT define you. Remember that YOU MATTER. When you hurt, He hurts with you and He hears your prayers.
“The mountains may disappear, and the hills may come to an end, but My love will never disappear; My promise of peace will not come to an end.” Isaiah 54:10