How are you love? You are looking quite spiffy today…. (winks and smiles intensely).
So glad that you are here!
So, last post we talked about our brokenness, right? Specifically, how the enemy tends to make us want to sulk in our broken moments and then, make us feel bad about it. Also, how sometimes we tend to want to run away from those feelings and NOT truly embrace them. Or go to God with them. Well, TODAY, I want to talk about WHAT YOU CAN DO when you are feeling this way. When you just cant seem to shake the overwhelming feeling of sadness? When it hurts to simply crack a smile? When you are wondering where God is and feeling absolutely defeated? Yup, I have been there! I got you girly, and here is what has helped me:
When I began to feel overwhelmed with dark feelings and overwhelming emotions, I journal. I have found that journaling is VERY therapeutic to the soul. It’s as if my words can make it on to the paper seamlessly, where as, when I and verbalize them, my pride overtakes me. But for some reason, with writing it is different. I know this may sound silly, but its like there is no judgement. I feel complete freedom. My mind doesn’t have the chance to stop the things that I want to say, so my fingers have the liberty to express the hidden cries within. You will be amazed at how much you are holding in. You’ll start writing and wont realize that you have written for 30 minutes straight! It’s amazing! Such liberation when we break past the barriers in our minds. Oh, I also find that it is much easier to talk to God this way too. How? Well, I simply re-direct my mind and focus towards Him, as if I am writing Him a letter. And, soon it becomes my prayer. A beautiful page FULL of my brokenness, tears, and affirmations of my Father; ALL at the same time. And, What I mean by that is, I noticed that when we redirect our hearts and focus toward Him while in prayer; writing or verbally, we can hear Him respond with TRUTHS. It’s simply beautiful. I dare you to try it!
2. Listen to Worship (soaking) music
Now Sis, this one has truly saved my life. No joke! It is something about worshiping in the midst of your brokenness that brings about a beautiful release. When I go through my broken seasons, my spirit tends to long to worship. Not saying that I personally feel like it, but there is a long within to WORSHIP to, to CALL on God, and CRY OUT. When you are down and out, we are to refocus ourselves to look to God. We can not allow the enemy to let us SULK there, because that is where the defeat happens. It occurs when we become selfish and focus ONLY on the problems (which is what the enemy wants). But, when you become selfless and give worship and credit where it is due, EVEN when you DON’T truly feel it or see it… THAT is when you Spirit can be renewed and strengthened. Because your eyes are now taken OFF of your situation and directed towards the HELPER. It’s like the things that looked impossible, soon begins to look POSSIBLE because you are realigned with the TRUTH of the Almighty God. You being to see the power again that simply holds weight within His name alone. Girly, it is sooooo… awesome!
3. Listen to Uplifting Messages/Sermons
Lastly, I listen I try to sermons or podcasts that are uplifting. Mainly, I tend to listen specifically to the ones that pertain to my current struggle (i.e, Lack of Faith, Identity, Loss, Insecurities, and etc). It helps me refocus and build myself back up on TRUTH when I honestly don’t have to strength to go to the word and find it for myself. Not that it is a good thing by any means. But I truly know what it feels like not to have the strength to search but just hoping that God can find you and meet you right where you are. I totally get it. And, guess what? He can! God finds me EVERY time, because He knows what I am searching for, Him. It’s nothing else but Him. So he will MAKE SURE that He is found because He is a Good Father. Jealous Father. He knows we are seeking for that little ounce of hope, so He yearns to speak to our Spirits through where we put our focus. As long as we are open to Him speaking in such a way, He will. He is sooooo.. good! Isn’t He?
Man o Man, He simply blows my mind. I am just so humbled and grateful to have such an amazing Father. A father that knows this Christian walk isn’t an easy one, and that we FALL majority of the time. But, He is right there and willing to pick us back up. He is willing to lift up our heads by our chins, so that our eyes meet His. He knows sis, so don’t hide it from Him. Let Him heal you. Let Him fix you. Let Him MEET you where you are, and I pray these are ways in which He can. I hope these tips will be helpful to you! They have truly helped me and being a sister in Christ, I want to share ALL that has helped me, with YOU! Because…. we….are…. what? (chanting/screaming) We are here to do LIFE together! You got it girly!
I love you Beautie!
Till Next Time,