Sometimes life doesn’t turn out as we expect. In fact, it often turns out dramatically differently. So what do you do when you find yourself in circumstances that are difficult?
A common response is to be stay stuck.
It seems like the safe option but we don’t have to do anything different.
But being stuck isn’t fun. It leads to all kinds of problems.
Discontent, bitterness, anger, stress, poor financial decisions, strained relationship, and lack of purpose.
And when you get into the rut of discouragement, it’s difficult to escape. It’s a deep pit.
And maybe you’re feeling stuck there right now. Maybe your disappointment is so deep that it seems you’re never feel joy again.
Are you wondering if there is a way out? Are there any other options than staying stuck and spiraling downward?
Am I destined to stay stuck forever? It may feel like you are, but the truth is we don’t have to stay stuck in our disappointment.
How do I know you can get unstuck? I know this because I’ve been there and did the work to move forward.
After giving up my career dream due to burnout, watching my toddler son be airlifted to a regional burn center after spilling scalding water on his face, losing an infant daughter to a rare genetic disorder, and being involved in a terrifying car accident all within one year, I was overwhelmed with disappointment.
And I largely suffered in silence. I was a seminary grad after all. I knew the right answers. But that didn’t take away the hurt and the isolation I felt.
You see, our lives are theological. The thoughts we think are either biblical or not. Our responses are either biblical or not. Christ is either our foundation or not.
Once we get clear on this foundation–our faith–we can begin to see beyond and step out of our circumstances and disappointment. By the grace of God, we can be renewed.
There is hope, my friend. Over time, God began to heal my broken places. It wasn’t alway easy and there were some painful times in my journey.
But my gaze was set on Christ. My faith was built on the solid rock of Jesus.
Building on a Solid Foundation
Perhaps you can relate. Maybe you’ve walked through some difficult months or even years.
Take heart. Jesus hasn’t abandoned you. You can trust him.
You can regularly remind yourself of the truth of your identity in Christ.
You can begin to take steps that will help you get out of debt and pursue financial stability.
You can start repairing broken relationships and building healthy new ones.
You can find purpose in your life and pursue your calling.
Sometime these things are hard, really hard.
And sometimes we need some to walk alongside us through these challenges. Someone who has also walked through difficult situations and has come out on the other side.
If you’re stuck in a place of misery, I would love to help you come up for air and find joy in life again. You can head over the Work with Me page to get started.