There are rough days when it seems impossible to stay on the wagon of life. Whatever it might be for you… School/work seems too hard. You feel dumb. Maybe you’re under a cloud of depression and you don’t know why. Maybe you feel unable to control your expressions of anger, fear, or insecurity. Maybe the world is getting you down.
Maybe it’s you that’s getting you down. It seems like that should be easy to fix, right? When we experience self-doubt, though, it can feel impossible to escape. We don’t believe in our own ability to help ourselves out. That’s the problem. This can be related to any area of life – sometimes it’s everything at the same time. Even the pursuit of a good diet, or kindness, or personal achievement can add stress to our lives and make us feel inadequate when we don’t live up to our own high standards.
When you come to that place – we’ll call it the storm – where your emotions are just falling apart, and you don’t know where to go… here’s a plan of action that will save your life. Courtesy of Herbert Cooper, message at churchofthehighlands.com.
- Stay on the Ship. Just keep going. Stay where you are. Breathe, trust, seek God.
- Be Still and Chill. Take a time out. Rest, and ditch worry and doubt. You know why?
- Praise God in the Storm. It’s not up to you to handle. He will get you there.
God can take you to your destination on broken pieces.
No matter what worries you. No matter how bad you’ve messed up. No matter how other people make you feel or how they insult you. No matter how little you believe in yourself. You can believe in Him.
When in doubt: Put on your fuzzy jacket, get some good lunch, and watch a sermon.