When daily challenges cause disorder and stress, it can leave us with a feeling of being out of control or losing control. Stress becomes a byproduct of fear.
When you find yourself in a situation that you do not know how to handle, use it as an opportunity to learn. Breathe in and relax, and ask God for guidance. As God guides you through challenges, you will learn and gain understanding.
God broadens our vision of what is happening, and allows us to learn from these life lessons. Each of the interactions allow us to see more of him at work.
When experiencing difficult and unsettling times, it is easy to become distracted and focused on worries. Fear sets in, and we find ourselves feeling restless and uneasy. We obsess about the past or fantasize about the future. We forget who we are in God.
In these times, we can use prayer and meditation to connect with the spirit of God. We can rediscover our inner strength, and achieve inner peace through God’s peace. God’s help will help us feel secure in every circumstance. Our faith is strengthened, and we become an extension of God’s peace.
“Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, in the God of peace will be with you.” Phillipians 4:9
Ken Thom, MS, LPC is a nationally recognized Christian counselor and writer. He is available for parent and individual coaching. Ken is a Post Institute Certified Family Regulatory Therapist, Certified Coach and Great Behavior Breakdown Instructor as well as a certified BCI parent trainer. Ken's book Christian Parent Wisdom is a daily scripture based medication book for parenting children with challenging behaviors. Contact Ken.