If hope is gone- what then?
When you lost your way- what do you do?
When all seems lost where do you turn?
“So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed. I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land.” – Psalms 143:4-6
When the bad stuff has hit the fan and the remains of all that you thought was real, true and whole in your life is scattered around you like death and a stench hangs from your nostrils and for the life of you- you can’t seem to sense God anywhere- What do you do?
This is a vital time because it will point the way to your recovery or continued pain. This is a very valuable lesson I have been blessed to relearn a few times and this scripture really brings home- so the answer for me is this:
I meditate on the Love that He has provided and is providing!
This is the only way I know that is a sure fire way to stay out of pity party mode and see His Love in each moment.
Here is an exercise and I hope it helps you as much as it helps me. This works while eating alone and doing a different one with each bite or sitting in a quiet place or busy place as long as you can stay focused on the moment. Take several deep breaths to relax and just get focused and then begin to find moments or things that have happened in the past or are happening now and exist now for which you can be thankful and just breath and talk to God. Here is my list recently with each breath I started a new one:
“God thank you for that tree”
“God thank you for a wonderful Aunt and Uncle that love me”
“God that was an awesome mountain you created that I got to see last week”
“God Your Son did so much for me- Thank You!”
“God You gave me a great dog and I appreciate it so much”
“God thank you so much for this breath and letting me see that rock”
Practice this way for about 20 minutes a day for a week and see if your outlook on life doesn’t change- I dare you!