There are times when we all have those negative emotions, and children and teens need to know that their parents are right there with them, dealing with the same emotions and trying to find ways to biblically respond to difficult situations.
Have you been struggling lately?
- more anxiety
These overwhelming feelings weigh us down, bend our spirits until all we can see is the dark shadows at our feet.
But we don’t have to live in the dark.
No matter the situation, no matter the pain, no matter the trial, God is there with us. He’s sustaining us, He’s caring for us.
And we know that, we just don’t feel it. Praise the Lord, He doesn’t get bothered by my negative feelings like I do, right?
But my family does. When I’m giving in to the discouragement (doesn’t Satan work hard to make that happen!), I’m dragging those around me down, too. And I’m failing to teach my children an important lesson: how to rise above adversity.
And isn’t that a big part of rocking ordinary every day? Using these everyday moments — even the trying ones — to lift up those around me and show them Jesus.
This week, Diane Kummer from HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defence Association) invited me to talk about just that — how to teach our children to rise above adversity. I hope you’ll join us here.
And are you working toward greater resilience yourself? Perhaps my struggle with discouragement and God’s healing truths would encourage you. Pick up a copy of Rocking Ordinary and share the change with your family, your friends, and your community.