You may just be seeking a life that is simple, peaceful, and happy, but you find yourself trapped in a maze of anger and unforgiveness. You struggle to let go but it seems like your past has a way of grappling you.
Worry not, Beyond Small Talk hosts Christine Kairuz, Bettinna Carlos, and Trish Chu share thoughts on how you can deal with these emotions and enter God’s promised rest.
Tip #1: Admit that you got hurt
Covering your wound hinders it from healing, while acknowledging that you’re hurt is a step closer to recovery. Allowing yourself to mourn helps you process what happened to you and the gravity of pain the person or situation caused you.
As Bettinna Carlos says, women, though viewed as strong, are also capable of being hurt.
It doesn’t make you less of a person to accept that you’re in pain because when you get to embrace the things that you cannot change, you start to heal. It’s like applying a first-aid, a soothing balm to your wounded heart.
After acknowledging that you cannot alter the things that hurt you, know that there are some things you can change like your perspective in life.
Do you allow trials to bring you down, or do you use it as stepping stones to better yourself?
Tip #2: Pray and ask God for the grace to forgive
How do you respond when you experience betrayal or heartbreaks?
Colossians 3:13 says, “Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
When you respond in prayer and “decide” to forgive, you let God comfort your tired heart. As Christine Kairuz puts it, “Bring all your pain to the cross, you will experience rest.”
Unforgiveness robs you of experiencing blessings and peace. So let God help you!
Let Him hold all your broken pieces and Have faith that He is working in your life to make you whole again. After all, your sufferings are temporary and His promises are forever.
You may not understand all the trials you’re facing right now, but believe in God’s goodness and supernatural healing. Ask Jesus to reveal His power during your trial. Your total recovery is in His hands.
Are you hurting and need someone to talk to?
We are here to comfort you. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send us a message through The 700 Club Asia Facebook Page if you are outside the Philippines.