Monday, December 12, 2011

When You're Devastated...

Life is not always a bed of roses.

Sometimes it doesn't seem fair. You don't get what you give, you don't get the reward, you don't get recognized for something you worked hard for. You lose someone you loved with all your heart. You mess up so bad, that it seems impossible to recover from. Life can be great, but sometimes it is devastating.

So what do you do when you are devastated by something? When you just got that horrible news, or you just felt the sting of your mistake or you finally have to come to grips with your loss. What do you do then?

Most people have no idea what so ever. They fall into a depression and close themselves off from the world, or they turn bitter and feel that they have been cheated by life or God, or they give up all hope. But rarely do we find people who know how to deal with devastation.

I'm not just talking about small problems here, I'm talking about life changing situations...
It is hard!

Well, in my opinion, sometimes there is absolutely nothing that you can do in your own strength. No matter what advice you are given or who tries to comfort you, it just doesn't work. In those moments, only faith can get you through. In those moments, you need to believe that no matter how bad it looks, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. If you can't hold onto that belief, then you will lose your sanity. It won't hurt to just bow your head and say, "God, if you are there, I can't deal with this on my own. This is too big for me. Please help me".

Those words may make all the difference.

1 comment:

  1. Man Pastor Damien, that is that FAITH GOD gave us man that moves mountains, Thanks for reminding a cuz about this, GOD BLESS you and your whole family!

    ---Danny Martinez