In last week’s post, we discussed how we’re not always given a choice regarding divorce, health or even life. But…
Let’s gauge our happy level. How many of these phrases have you repeated?
“I’ll be happy when I…
Happiness isn’t found in a place or thing. It’s not an event like a wedding or a divorce.
I’m a firm believer that being
So, how can a person find their HAPPY?
Dive into the Word. This is the first place I seek refuge, to find a way out of the darkness, to dig myself out of the hole of discouragement.
Discover who you were created to be (a child of the King) and what you were created for (worship).
Rest on God’s promise to never leave you or give up on you. Deut 31:6 (NIV)
Pray. Ask God to help bring the joy back into your heart.
Focus outward, not inward. Get a job, take up a hobby or volunteer for an organization with a cause that you’re passionate about. Spending time with others, whether it’s of the people or animal variety, takes your mind away from your problems. Always a good thing, right?
Recognize that time heals. Each day that passes lessens the sting of whatever trial or pain you’re suffering. Have you ever gone through a bleak period, and then looked back later to realize you’d grown stronger because of it? Take heart in this. Know that tomorrow, while you might still hurt, God will eventually calm the storm.