When life becomes a problem much too great for us to bear ……
When your nervous network
becomes a tangled mess,
Just close your eyes in silent prayer
And ask the Lord to bless
Each thought you are thinking
and each decision you must make
As well as each word you speak
and every step you take —
For only by the grace of God
can you gain self-control.
And only meditative thoughts
can restore your peace of soul.
Instead of trying to escape,
let us withdraw in prayer —
For withdrawal means renewal
if we withdraw to pray
And listen in the quietness
to hear what God will say.
I reckon we agree sometimes in life, things happens that are beyond repair. Say, the loss of a loved one, a debilating illness, going through a horrible divorce or break-up, the aftermath of a violent crime, a crippling accident and so forth. You see, facing and processing some of these unpleasant emotional strain without having us to cave-in to self-pity and bitterness certainly requires enormous courage.
In facing the daily noise of life, courage empowers us to cope better. Courage is needed in our lives, from beginning to end. Like most people, we can be easily frightened too. In fact, the more intelligent you are, the more frightened you are. So courage does not necessarily mean we are not scared out of our wits – it just mean doing what is right, in spite of being afraid.
Opportunities to be courageous pop-up all around us every day. Size is irrelevant. Having courage enable us to stand out and live large. Do not go through life avoiding your emotional pain. Or you may possibly end up jamming more negative stuffs into your self. Locate your bad feelings and ask God for the courage to see what these feelings are indicating and let Him heal.
Warmest wishes and best regards everyone !!!