When discouragement tries to bury us…

In the process of recovery from PTSD, depression, or addiction, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and discouraged in the layers of pain and problems of our lives. And worst case scenarios can dominate our minds, compounding the issues we need to sort and heal. We worry about our kids, our finances, and our relationships. Projecting our future based on our current pain dooms us from the start.

So, when we start feeling hopeless, it’s good to remember to surrender each day, each moment of fear into the hands of God. Because when we empty our tired hands into His infinite strength and grace, His love will have its way with us. And one day at a time, our hearts are knit closer to His, and hope replaces discouragement.

There’s a peace takes root in the leading of our true Healer and Savior – Jesus Christ. And no matter what our history tells us, He can make us overcomers. No matter what.

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9 Responses to When discouragement tries to bury us…

  1. Lovingly said…. p.s. did you know when someone clicks on your post a message comes up saying your .com site expired July 30th.. and has a spot to ‘dismiss’ or ‘ renew’.. $26 ? I don’t know what it really meant..but thought I would tell you…. Diane

  2. You have no idea how meaningful and on target your words are for me today. Thank you for blessing me with this small measure of Grace.

  3. Patty B says:

    Words of comfort and encouragement for today. Blessings ~

  4. Bonnie Bailey says:

    I just discovered your blog today and I’m wondering if you are still active with it?

    • Lori Lara says:

      Hi, Bonnie. I’m glad you found me. Yes, I’m still active on my blog. šŸ™‚

      My posting frequency follows my life’s demands. Always wishing for more time to write.

      What about you?

  5. swamiyesudas says:

    You have used a happy word, my Dear Lori, ‘Surrender!’ Actually that is What worked for me. I too was broken, weeping (a priest of some 38 years of age!), really angry with God and all that.

    But then I found that I could Win against Him. I said, “I do not like the way You are running the World. But I Surrender to You.” Peace washed over me in torrents!

    Have come a long way since. He has made me see that the Way He runs the World is the Best one. And I am at Peace.

    It all started with a Surrender.

    Thanks for sharing. Keep it Up! Love and Regards. šŸ™‚

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