4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Times and Come Out Stronger

Life can be difficult sometimes. When everything seems to have gone out of control. When we go through traumatic events and experiences, tough situations, divorce, death of a loved one, when a loved one is seriously ill, job loss, disappointment, rejection, abandonment that are hard to bear or understand. There are some things we can do to help the situatiion, build emotional strength and come out stronger.

Stay Positive

Refuse to be overwhelmed. Rationalize your thoughts. Stay positive. Speak positively. Do not give in to worry or fear. Do not ask why you? Or, asking if God is there!  We all pass through challenging times sometimes. God allows trial and testing. Remember, God has a purpose behind the problem. God works through our trials.

Do not allow the situation keep you in a state of despair, confusion, anger or anxiety. 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. Determine the cause of the problem and tell yourself it will not happen again.

Take steps

Take the necessary action to remedy the situation. Seek for help. Seek the right support to get through the situation. There may be the need to make some positive life changes. Shun, resist ungodly counsel, do not compromise your values, standards or convictions stay calm and positive while you search for a solution. Seek professional help if you need to.

Let God

Look to God. Take the situation to God in prayer. You can trust Him to work it all out according to His will. He is the sovereign God. Take a moment to commune with Him.

Despite it all, be thankful. Give thanks for everything no matter the circumstances. God uses hard times to shape our lives and make us better. God has a purpose behind every situation. Trust in Him even during this tough period. He has a reason for every situation we pass through. Get to know God. Develop a close relationship with Him.

Move on

Acknowledge God’s love for you. Stay connected to Him, trust in Him as you move on in His strength knowing you are not alone.

There is a vacuum in the heart of every person we try to fill this emptiness with other stuff and it never works only God can fill the void in a person’s life. Pursue God alone to fill up every vacuum in your life and complete every area of your life. You can enjoy the fullness of God in life through His word.

 

Having done all, Praise GOD for Who He Is!

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