10 Smart Ways For Handling Life’s Hurts

LIFES HURT II

  1. Recognize a problem exists. Recognition is key to finding answers to life’s problems. (Hosea 5:15)
  2. Acknowledge the pain you feel—or caused. Don’t just ignore the pain you feel or have brought upon a fellow. Keep ignoring headaches and you will, one day, find yourself at the ICU; so it is with life’s hurt. (Hosea 5:15)
  3. Ask for help, guidance or another opinion. Talk to a trusted person. Seek counsel. Go borrow sound brains. There are times the mind is so cluttered. That might help. (Prov. 11:14)
  4. Do one concrete thing to create change. Don’t remain in the resting position. Get up and do something; worrying never changed anything. Change yourself and your fortune will change. (Esther 4:16)
  5. Make amends if appropriate. Follow peace with all men. (Genesis 33:1-4)
  6. Remember you always have choices. You can choose good over evil, forgive over vengeance and peace over war. Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. (Deuteronomy 30:19; Joshua 24:15)
  7. Pray for strength, courage and healing. Always keep in mind that your Heavenly Father is only a prayer away. He is ever ready to help you. He says,” Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Philippians 4:6-7; Matthew 11:28)
  8. Share what you’ve learned with others. Sharing one’s lessons from experiences always grounds him/her in the lessons learnt from life. (Psalm 43:11)
  9. Don’t give up hope or extinguish it in others. Hope ever urges on and tells us tomorrow will be better. Rejoice in hope. Know that the night is darkest just before the dawning of a new day. (Proverbs 10:28)
  10. Forgive yourself and forgive others. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Choose to forgive other and cease from strife. “It is an honour for a man to cease from strife.” (Matthew 6:4; Proverbs 20:3)
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About Seth T. Boateng

Mr. Seth T. Boateng is a dynamic writer, Bible teacher, medical research scientist, lecturer and clinical microbiologist. The central theme of his message is the holistic empowerment of God's children to live fulfilling lives.
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