Friday, December 28, 2012

Count Down When Dreams Die

 
 
Today as part of my Count Down to the New Year I am sharing a post I wrote back in
July.  It began as a hard post to write but as I wrote it became easier and easier.
 
 My daughters heart was broken when she realized that she would have to seperate from her husband and that she would ultimately file for divorce and fight for sole custody. My daughters dream was broken because she did not want to fail 'her' God. My daughter was devestated. My daughter was heart broken. But, she realized that God was giving her an amazing testimony.

The pain she has suffered, the brokeness is replaced by God's unfailing love. And, it is her hearts desire to help someone else through their pain. It is her hearts desire to use her pain and brokeness to help someone else through her testimony.
 
The part I want to share with you today is about coping with Broken Dreams.  If your interested in reading my entire post click here.   If not here's the important part . . .
 
When a dream dies or when a heart is broken it is not uncommon to go through a form of grief not unlike the loss of a loved one.
 

Girl, if you are there today I want to encourage you. You are not alone! The pain you are feeling is not uncommon. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about or to feel guilt over.



If you’re suffering from the death of a dream or the loss of a relationship I’d like to share with you 4 tips for coping with this type of loss:


1.) Speak Truth to Yourself


Feelings are real but they aren’t always true. Focus on what you know is truth in the situation and dig down deep into the ultimate source of truth, God’s Word.


2.) Don’t Weather the Storm Alone




If you let him God will send you someone to share your burden . . .
Don’t keep your pain locked up inside. Find a strong girl friend or mentor who you can share your heart with as someone who you can trust to encourage you and remind you of

the Truth
 
3.) Choose Joy  and Hope

Though we can’t always control our emotions we can control our response to the emotions. Choosing to respond with joy doesn’t mean we always feel happy inside but rather that we do not allow our heart to grow bitter, instead we set our hope on the Sure Foundation that will not move.   Look for the sunshine . . .


4.) Don’t Waste Your Pain

There is a purpose for even the greatest of pain. Look for the good that came out of your hurt. Allow yourself to learn from the pain and take each lesson to heart and use it as a growth point not a growth stopper.



 
  Photos and scripture not included in original posts. . . Written by: Ashley

Ashley is a stay-at-home daughter preparing for her future dream of being a wife and mother. She blogs at www.stayathomedaughter.com where she shares her passion for Christ, Biblical femininity and preparation for the future. She enjoys ministering in song, being a wedding cake decorator, long time babysitter, and new author of “Keeping House…While Keeping Sane”.
Click here to visit Ashley's blog.


It was through another bloggers post that I was reminded of God's love and provision. 

I pray that today if your reading this post that you are Blessed and encouraged on your Journey . . .

 




1 comment:

Denise said...

Thanks for touching my heart, love you.

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