Series: How to Go From Broken to Blest

Everyone has a past, a present and a future—No one is exempt. Yet sometimes we need to look at our past to get our bearings in the present, and be able to live in peace and plan for the future. Going from broken to blest in your life may sound like a lofty goal, but clearly, it is possible! For many, all it takes is recognition of your brokenness, prayer, and a strong desire to rise above your circumstances. It is not as difficult as it may seem, but it takes some level of resolve, and focus to move forward from whatever it is that is holding you back. A lot of times, forgiveness of others and one’s self is key to healing from the brokenness we experience in life. Sometimes we are not fully aware of what is holding us back when we feel broken. Many people living with depression, and/or PTSD may be experiencing the effects of untreated childhood trauma—and not fully be aware of the root of their sadness. When we don’t know why we are stuck in the muck and mire, so to speak; sometimes it can seem impossible to find hope, peace and happiness. It is during those times that praying for clarity can be most helpful. This life is a journey…perhaps it’s time to make it an adventure and step away from whatever it is that is holding you back! Here are 7 ways to go from broken to blest for a blessed life: Step 1: Acknowledge Your Brokenness Step 2: Invite Jesus to Come Into Your Life Step 3: Evict Negative Thoughts...

How to Go From Broken to Blest

Going from broken to blest in your life may sound like a lofty goal, but clearly, it is possible! All it takes is recognition of your brokenness, and a strong desire to rise above your circumstances. It is not as difficult as it may seem, but it takes some level of resolve, and focus on moving forward from whatever it is that is holding you back. A lot of times, forgiveness of others and ourselves is key to our healing from the brokenness we experience. However, sometimes we are not fully aware of what is holding us back when we feel broken. For many people living with depression, and/or PTSD that may signal untreated childhood trauma—experiences that we are not fully aware of. When we don’t know why we are stuck in the mire, so to speak, sometimes it can seem impossible to find hope and peace. It is those times that praying for clarity can be most helpful. This life is a journey…perhaps it’s time to make it an adventure and step away from whatever it is that is holding you back! Here are 7 steps to go from broken to blest for a better life: Step 1: Acknowledge Your Brokenness Step 2: Invite Jesus to Come Into Your Life Step 3: Evict Negative Thoughts about Yourself and Others Step 4: Reach For Forgiveness: The Key to Health and Happiness Step 5: Accept Your Own Imperfections & Those of Others Step 6: Learn to Look For Silver Linings in Adversity Step 7: Embrace the Healing That Awaits You Many times we try to run away from whatever is...

Always a Reason for Hope

                                            “Be faithful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer…”  Romans 12:12 http://theinspirationcafeblog.net When we look at hope through the eyes of our own humanness, it is easy to see it simply as optimism… a positive attitude. Yet through the eyes of faith, hope is so much more…For when feelings of hope merge into faith-filled petitions, asking The Lord for His help, it is an entirely different matter…Things change for the better and worry dissipates swiftly! For hope-filled prayer is powerful, full of confident anticipation that The Lord will hear your plea and answer you in His own special way and time. When you offer hope-filled prayers for yourself or someone else, you know that God is in control, and you defer to Him to take care of whatever you ask of Him. When you offer hope-filled prayer, the challenge or concern is essentially “off your desk,” as you wait expectantly to see what He will do. When you confidently place your hope in God, your hope will not wax and wane as when it is merely based on feelings of human optimism. The truth is, feelings come and go like the wind; however, hope, steeped in faith, is enduring. Sure, we all have the temptation to take back our prayer requests and try to “fix” things ourselves, but most often it just complicates things…But the Lord is patient, kind and merciful; He will wait for us to return it to Him, leaving it once again in His...