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Dec 06

A prescription for unseen scars!

deepest scars are those you cannot see

 

Life is not always easy, but when you are dealing with so much internally it’s even more difficult. You feel that you can’t share, because you may be judged or ridiculed in a way that makes you feel that what you are feeling is not worthy to be expressed. There are so many of our families, friends, co-workers, people sitting beside us in the pews, our military families, the kid next door; they are all carrying the weight of unseen scars. These scars that you do not see are no respecter of gender, age, race, religion or socioeconomic status. Sadly, there are often no calls for prayer, no casseroles being offered, nor is there even so much of a card of encouragement and/or HOPE being delivered through the mail. Often you find yourself alone and frustrated with life. Nowhere to turn, no one to call!

Emotional brokenness is one of most debilitating illnesses that one can experience, and sadly more often than none the absolute most isolating illness known to mankind. People say they care, but do they really? They say they will listen, but where is their attentive ear? My call to action for you today is to pick up the phone or pay someone a visit during this holiday season. You never know how much it will mean to them and it will enlighten your heart too. The good news is all of the rumors you hear about this time of the year, being the time for suicides. Well, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), statistics show this is not the case[1], but this does not mean that this time of the year isn’t difficult for some. The holidays seem to be the worse and it’s probably because of the extra stress and anxiety over things we don’t think we can control. So take the extra effort and show love and kindness to others this holiday season.

Dr. Mercola gives 5 tips for recovering from emotional pain:

  1. Let go of rejection.
  2. Avoid ruminating
  3. Turn failure into something positive
  4. Make sure guilt remains a useful emotion
  5. Use self-affirmations if you have low self-esteem[2]

A few tips I can add is to:

  1. Start your day with prayer and thanksgiving.
  2. Have a plan and stick to it!
  3. Be mindful of your own needs.
  4. Volunteer – this always lifts your spirit. It makes me heart SMILE:)
  5. Keep a journal of gratitude and write down at least 5 things you are grateful for everyday.
  6. Don’t exert yourself and keep within your limits.
  7. Take deep breaths as often as needed ~ RELAX!

Prescription for depression, fear,  anger and lack:

  1. “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3,niv)
  2. Encourage yourself: “ why are you downcast O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”(Ps 42:5).
  3. “Be still and know that I am GOD!” (Ps 46:10).
  4. And remember to stay within your budget! “A man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”(Luke 12:15).

 

Share the LOVE and HOPE of Christ and have a Very Merry Christmas!

 

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[1] Holiday Suicides: Fact or Myth|Suicide|Violence Prevention|Injury Center|CDC Accessed December 6, 2014.

[2] http://articles.mercola.com/Themes/Blogs/mercolaArticle/RegistrationPopUp.aspx?ParentURL=http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/08/15/emotional-pain-recovery-tips.aspx Accessed December 6, 2014.

1 comment

  1. Karen Hall

    Awesome! This can change people lives and renew there spirit. Great Job Debbie!

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