Our emotional experiences and expressions affect the people around us. This is as true for adults as it is for children. So what are you passing along?
Amy Simpson Posts
We can let our pain fool us into believing we are the only ones who have suffered. We can refuse to deal with it, covering it over with smiles or things that make us feel good or lies we tell ourselves. Or we can let it soften us and make us more open to others. We can let it make us more aware of what others need from us–and decide to respond in offering what we can.
God doesn’t promise that we will be satisfied in this life, nor does he expect us to be fully fulfilled by the experience of living in these tents. Instead, he enables us to choose contentment and to live in anticipation, knowing we have a better home ahead.
This hurting part of you does not have to remain barren and bleak. God specializes in bringing life to dried-up places and hope to defeated people.
Mental illness doesn't happen because you failed to pray enough, you don’t have enough faith, or you don’t read your Bible enough...it is an illness.