Difficult times are trying times, times of great pressure. A period of challenging circumstances such as no job, money or food, when one faces personal, family or health crisis. Here are things to help you get through hard times and come out much stronger.
Don’t give in to Fear
Refuse to be overwhelmed. Rationalize your thoughts. Do not give in to worry or fear. Acknowledge your feelings. Nothing is new. This will also pass.
Shun the victim mentality
Do not ask why you? Or, asking if God is there! We all pass through challenging times sometimes.
Stay positive. Do not allow the situation keep you in a state of despair, confusion, anger or anxiety. Speak positively.
Avoid relationship tensions
Do not blame the situation on another person or pick on others. Do not permit it result in quarrels, strained or damaged relationships, abuse or violence. Increase self-control. Resist destructive impulse. Refrain from doing things you will regret.
Learn from it
Consider the cause of the problem and tell yourself it will not happen again. There may be the need to make some positive life changes. It may be a lesson for you to think differently,
Ask for help
Take the necessary action to remedy the situation. Seek for help. Get the right support to get through the situation. Seek professional advice if you need to. Shun, resist ungodly counsel, do not compromise your values, standards or convictions stay calm and positive while you search for a solution.
Care for others. Caring for others is caring for yourself as God would want you to. Reach out to others. Your help and support may be needed by some people even at this critical time.
Despite it all, be grateful. Give thanks for everything no matter the circumstances because God is at work. He has a reason for every situation we pass through. God works through our trials.
See the big picture
God uses hard times to shape our lives and make us better. God has a purpose behind every situation. He allows trial and testing. Trust in Him even during this tough time.
Give God permission to manage your life. Let Him fill the vacuum in your life. God is sovereign in all things. Take every problem to Him in prayer. You can trust Him to work it all out according to His will. Stay connected to God as you move on.
Having done all, Praise GOD for Who He Is! Forever Loving, Dependable, Faithful, Awesome God!
Orig: Praise Blog