Remember What Christ has Done for You.
Updated: Oct 14, 2020
In counseling, we often work with people who have been through truly terrible events in their life. At times, we go through multiple difficult events and it can seem that we are just waiting for the "next shoe to drop."
It is my hope and joy to share this truth with you...God will not leave you. God will not forsake you. He will turn your mourning into songs of gladness.
I do not say this lightly. I am more than aware of the hardships that can come at you in this journey...but I also know, first hand, of the faithfulness of the Lord to those who believe in Him. God point blank tells us that we will have troubles in this world (John 16:33) yet, when it comes, it is so very easy for us to fall back on those faulty beliefs we have developed and lean on despair instead of hope.
In order to help you through those times when life is harsh you need to recall the times that God was faithful. Remember what the Lord has done. Make "remembrance stones." So, how do we do this? Here are some steps to make "remembrance stones" in your own life:
Find a quiet place where you feel safe and calm. Grab your favorite cup of coffee or tea. Bring a pen and paper (we are getting old school here people)
Ask God to help you recall all those moments when he was faithful to you and your family.
Begin to write them down. List them out one by one. If you can, put dates next to them.
Hang your list of "remembrance stones" somewhere where you will see them every day.
Be purposeful to read over them at least once a day...either all of them or just a few. Doing this will change your thought focus from despair to hope (slowly, but surely your brain will begin to rewire itself...stay consistent)
Dear friends, I know that it is hard. Please take hope that it will get better. If you are struggling with the harshness that life can bring then please reach out to us Alpas Counseling. Email Samantha@alpascounseling.com and set up a session today. Until next time, wishing you hope and joy on steps towards freedom.