Have you experienced the situation when things go from bad to worse? You expect good and instead, the situation gets worse. It feels like a punch in the stomach leaving you breathless and shocked.
How can we cultivate joy in life’s discouraging seasons? Discouraging seasons take all shapes and forms: stress on the home-front or job-front, relationship struggles, health scares, global pandemics, grief, and so much more. Learn how to cultivate joy with these powerful tips by my writer friend Stacey Pardoe.
Let me tell you a little story about staying in the game called life. “I will not play this game anymore!” It was unusual to hear this from the mouth of my eleven-years old nephew. He loved this online game and was playing it for months. Concerned, I asked what happened.
With this unprecedented pandemic, we need more than ever the art of disciplining our minds in difficult times. Thoughts have consequences. They affect our mental and emotional health. Not only our current thoughts but also our belief systems play a crucial role in our well-being and stability. When the crisis hit, it exposes and challenges our beliefs. Is our house built on sand or on a Rock?
Very often we feel stuck in our faith journey and don’t know how to get unstuck and start walking again. We have not thought it would take so long and would be so difficult. We struggle with a problem or a situation for a long time, and we still don’t have a solution. It seems we are going in circles, and we don’t see the progress we want so much.
There is no living man who has not experienced the bitterness of disappointment, and his brother’s dark shadow – the discouragement. We all experience brief moments of disappointment and depression, but sometimes it becomes a permanent, highly destructive mental state. The disappointment is a state of embitterment and the most common cause of discouragement. Very often they go hand-in-hand and intertwine. Continue reading “Disappointment and Discouragement – 6 Steps to Overcome”