We all face times in our lives when things are so intensely difficult, it’s almost too much to bear.
Whether it’s the loss of a job, a loved one or an unexpected devastation that shakes you to your core (like the senseless tragedy in Orlando this past week or the tragic death of the two year old child at Disney), the pain is sharp, deep and very real. The problem is that most of us have little to no training in how to deal with these challenging times or this level of pain – emotionally, intellectually or spiritually.
In this video I share my perspective on what it takes to turn our tears into triumph. It’s a lesson I learned not overnight, but slowly in the aftermath of my father’s suicide. While your particular situation might be different, the principles dealing with sudden and devastating loss are the same.
If you or someone you love is experiencing one of those deeply challenging times, I invite you to watch this video and share with others. Even if you’re not in a particularly rough time, you know those times are coming. It’s been said we are constantly in a storm, just coming out of a storm, or about to go into one. And I want you to be ready the next time one comes along.
If you find this helpful and would like to learn more, (for example, what to say and what not to say to someone who is grieving, how to replace the “if onlys” with truth, confidence and hope, and how to fight back against despair and depression), my book Falling Up, is available on Amazon.
“A powerful resource for anyone facing grief and loss. Connie’s story will bring encouragement and healing through practical steps and solid Biblical truths. A must-read and must -share!” SANDRA STANLEY, NORTHPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH, ATLANTA
With God on our side, we can do more than just survive grief and loss. We can make it to the other side…stronger in our broken places.