Lord, show me the ways in which I need to be more self-controlled. ... The Process of Letting Go Why would someone struggle for control, when it feels so good to let go? ... Joshua had learned about letting go and trusting God.
Author: Mary Lynn Ludwig
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Do you have a teenager or adult child whose difficulties seem to be preventing you from living your life? We are not responsible when they choose the wrong path. We are not responsible to carry them if they take drugs or commit crimes. Even when they have a disease such as mental illness, we cannot carry this load for them. Do you feel guilty as if you can’t do enough to help? Do you question what you didn’t do right or what you did wrong? Are you compelled to somehow make this right? You can be freed from this false belief and start living your life. God does not hold you responsible. Galatians 6:5 says, for each one should carry his own load. Taking on others’ responsibilities is not being a good person; it is enabling the person and preventing them from growing as a person. It is important to know what you are responsible for and what you are not. My son Bradley had paranoid schizophrenia. It was serious and I had to learn new ways to cope and help him. Much of what I needed to learn was to give it to God and then find people to help me. After ten years of Brad in several apartments, group homes and the mental health complex, he passed – my son died due to his medication that ruined his heart. I stand only by the grace of God. In this book, I impart to you what has helped me.
Let Go Let God Day 5: Trusting God Letting go can be so hard, especially if it's the ones you love. You seem to toss and turn at night. Your tears seem to like waterfalls as you wrestle with God. “Lord, bring them back. I miss them.
Author: Jasmine Cooper
How has studying God's faithfulness, His commitment to rescue, and the solidity of His Word helped you to trust God more completely? If you find you are still struggling with fears about letting go and trusting God's sovereign control, ...
Author: Sheila Walsh
Publisher: Baker Books
Are you struggling today? Do you look back and long for what used to be, or are you looking ahead and have no idea what's coming? Are you stuck in the middle of a mess because life has not turned out as you expected? When you run to God for answers, do you often feel like you aren't getting them--or at least aren't getting the answers you want? Are you holding on . . . but not sure how much longer you can? In times of not knowing, Sheila Walsh offers a lifeline of hope. With great compassion born of experience and hardship, Walsh comes alongside the hurting, fearful, and exhausted to remind us that we serve a God who is so much greater than our momentary troubles, no matter how insurmountable they feel. She doesn't offer a quick fix. She offers a God fix. Sharing from her own painful struggles and digging deep into biblical stories of rescue, hope, and miracles, she gives you the strength to keep going, to keep holding on to God in a world turned upside down. The accompanying study includes 10 lessons to help individuals or groups dive deeper.
The whole process of trusting God's plan and accepting our circumstances can be summarized in one short phrase – 'letting go'. We certainly cannot conquer affliction by agonizing over it. That will merely add to our suffering.
Author: Trystan Owain Hughes
Everyone suffers at some time or other - it's simply a part of life. But however bad things seem, we are never completely helpless. For the deeply affirming truth is that we can choose how to respond to adverse circumstances. Trystan Owain Hughes suggests that learning how to suffer and how to wait patiently may be the secret of finding joy in our lives. Diagnosed with a degenerative spinal condition, he was surprised to discover that, instead of increasing his unhappiness, it spurred him on to seek out sources of hope and meaning. The book opens by encouraging us to take a step back from our anxieties and worries and rest in the love of God. We then explore five areas where that love may be found in the midst of pain: in nature, memory, art, laughter and other people. By becoming conscious of the echoes of the transcendent in these areas, we will gain new strength. And paradoxically, through facing our suffering, learn to truly live.
If forgiveness doesn't necessarily mean letting go of everything, then just what is it that is let go?2 One of the most harmful models of forgiveness that can be communicated to survivors is one that equates "... forgiveness, trust, ...
Author: J. E. Norris-Bernal
Publisher: Xulon Press
Why yet another book about forgiveness? Abundant literature, written from Christian and other spiritual perspectives, is available specifying why forgiving those who offend us results in such improved physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual health. What makes this book unique, however, is that it deals strictly with survivors of child abuse and the profound ways that they are affected for life without some type of intervention. Learning to forgive, healing from abuse, and trusting/finding intimacy with Father God are three processes that are difficult, if not impossible, for most survivors of child abuse to experience. The power inherent in forgiveness contributes enormously to healing for deep wounds and the realization of true intimacy with the One we are privileged to call Abba, Father. Many survivors' highly personal, deeply sensitive, and incredibly dramatic accounts of abuse suffered, their choices to forgive, their experiences of deep healing, and ultimately the fulfillment of lifelong desires for closeness with God are documented in Forgiving Others and Trusting God . . . Handbook for Survivors of Child Abuse. You will find these accounts both inspirational and unforgettable! Even if you never were victimized as a child, you will gain plenty of hands-on, practical tools to assist in your own journey from overcoming any emotional or spiritual obstacles and hindrances to forgiving others and trusting God. J. E. Norris-Bernal, M.S., was a Marriage and Family Therapist for over 20 years and an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Ms. Norris-Bernal is currently a college professor teaching English and Psychology courses. She is also a Christian life coach for local and long-distance clientele. Prior to her work as a mental health professional, Ms. Norris-Bernal was a professional editor for 10 years. She resides in Arizona with her husband, and they have three adult children living in Southern California.
you (Satan generated); or are you going to trust God regardless of how tumultuous the waves appear? When you choose the latter (trusting God), your healing is fast tracked. Your God inspired and God generated resolve and confidence ...
Author: Anita L. Dottes
A terminal diagnosis; A fatal plane crash that results in the deaths of an entire family; A job loss and prolonged unemployment, causing financial ruin; Random, senseless murder All of the aforementioned are examples of events that can have a devastating impact on our emotional and spiritual well-being. How do you hold on to your emotional stability and spiritual strength when events profoundly alter the landscape of your life and cause you to question the validity and relevance of your faith? How to Hold On When You Feel Like Letting Go Describes the emotional and spiritual trauma often experienced when we are confronted with a major life storm event; Delineates the insidious process of emotional and spiritual growth on the road to hope and healing; Discusses the positive impact of emotional and spiritual authenticity on the healing process; and Re-affirms that no matter the problem, God is the solution.
Dannie and Anne-Lise stayed to continue caring for the patients, trusting God to take care of them in this wild jungle environment. Dealing with Our Fears when Letting Go Seems Impossible is liberally sprinkled with true stories from ...
Author: Dannie Hawley
Publisher: WestBow Press
Life in the twenty-first century is fast-paced, loaded with busy schedules and looming deadlines, making it nearly impossible to keep up, let alone get ahead. With pressures and stresses injected into each day, we find ourselves riddled with insecurities. As Christians, we know full well that we are to “fret not,” but how in this world? Falling economies and soaring oil prices, wars popping up like flowers after the winter snows, and we are to “fret not”? Exactly! Three and a half years into their service at this medical post, Dannie became totally blind and there was nothing that could be done. Dannie and Anne-Lise stayed to continue caring for the patients, trusting God to take care of them in this wild jungle environment. Dealing with Our Fears when Letting Go Seems Impossible is liberally sprinkled with true stories from jungle life, serving to illustrate the lessons of the Lord in the area of fretting. Do you find yourself fretting over: • having enough faith? • knowing God’s plan? • waiting on God for an answer? • trusting God? • letting go of worries? Contained within these pages are these lessons and a model applicable for any Christian who needs to find a way to cope in this stress-filled, high-tech world.
Let. Go. and. Let. God. Work. We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] ... If you can't, go on about your business, trust God, and let Him take care of it.
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publisher: Hachette UK
In her dynamic new devotional, international speaker Joyce Meyer provides you with powerful 'starting points' for every day of the year. Each day's devotion is filled with practical advice from Joyce along with life-changing promises from God's Word that you can quickly and easily apply in your own life. The world wants you to place your trust in your circumstances, your success, your talents, and the opinions of others. But God has called you to rise above the world, and put your full trust in Him - to believe and apply what He's promised more than anything else. Living this way won't just happen - you have to be intentional. But where do you begin? We all need help to make good choices, to battle worry, overcome anxiety, and keep a positive attitude. Using this devotional, readers will learn to grab hold of life this way, day by day, with trust in God.
It can only be accomplished through prayer and a growing trust in God. I've prayed much, but trusting God has come more slowly. Only in a spiritual journey involving both prayer and trust can an individual truly let go and surrender.
Author: Stephen J. Malloy
The small town of Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina was a simple and unassuming farming community, unheard of to most people. But all that changed during the summer of 1981, and it has since been the meeting place of millions of pilgrims. In Fingerprints of God, author Stephen J. Malloy chronicles the reported miracles and extraordinary supernatural activity that have occurred in Medjugorje since that time. It all started when five teenagers and a ten-year old boy began to report in tandem that they were having heavenly visions. According to their witness, the Madonna, the Virgin Mary had begun appearing to them in order to call the world to an urgent conversion, reconciliation, and peace through Jesus Christ. Fingerprints of God uniquely combines: the authors own experiences as a pilgrim to Medjugorje; a detailed description of the central messages given by the Virgin Mary, according to the six visionaries; stories about miraculous healings and extraordinary signs; the meaning of the ten secrets, concerning prophesied events to occur in Medjugorje and in the wider world; thorough examination of what the Catholic Church has said in its official capacity concerning the reported apparitions and related phenomena; positive assessments of renowned theologians; relationship made between the Medjugorje messages, Christian morality, and biblical revelation, especially the teachings of Jesus. Celebrating thirty-one years of the Madonnas special presence, Fingerprints of God accounts that Medjugorje has been host now to more than twenty-eight million pilgrims from all over the world.
Trusting God for Your Mate Jacqui Moore. LETTING GO Peace, relief, release, and joy are all feelings that come when we let go. We are still acting in faith but we are letting go of our specific expectations and have decided to receive a ...
Author: Jacqui Moore
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In Hope For The Lonely, Jacqui Moore shares the wisdom and knowledge God has given her about what it means to wait and how to wait on God for your mate. God longs to be gracious to us and grant us the desires of our hearts but there are lessons we need to learn in life fi rst. If you are lonely, frustrated, and tired of waiting this book will reveals mysteries concerning. What it means to seek God fi rst and foremost Your purpose living single and purpose in a relationship How to spend your time waiting How to cover your relationship once God has answered your prayers for a mate What it means to have hope and faith in a God who is faithful If you desire answers to the questions why do I have to wait, how do I wait, and how do I handle my relationship once the wait is over you will appreciate this book.