Is the baggage from the past getting heavy? Put it down! Baggage from past relationships, trauma, and childhood gets carried into the present until it is dealt with. This emotional weight strains a person’s mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational health. Can God make a way to leave the heavy baggage behind? Yes. Here are six steps to take to lighten the load.
- Agree with God that there’s a problem from the past, and confess it.
No one can overcome an issue until they acknowledge it. There’s a reason for every feeling—anger, joy, or bitterness. God’s word for “agree” is the word “confess.” To confess something means to agree that it is true. When it comes to baggage that is bothering an individual, they must recognize that things have gone wrong – either done to them or done by them – and agree with God or “confess,” that they have happened and affected them deeply. (more…)
If anyone was going through a season of loss and feeling hopeless, it was Joshua. After decades of surviving in a desert, the Israelites were about to enter the Promised Land. Then their courageous leader, Moses, died. After he died, Joshua was left by himself to pick up the pieces. He had an entire nation of people to lead. To help Joshua, the Lord gave him two biblical principles. These principles helped Joshua thousands of years ago—they can still help you today.
You Are Stronger Than You Think
Compared to a great leader like Moses, Joshua felt alone and weak. But the Lord spoke to Joshua, giving him courage. (more…)
When you’ve lost a loved one, you may feel as if the world has come to a crashing halt. Some days are hard, while other days aren’t so bad. The holidays, however, can be an especially difficult time as you see family and friends celebrating together. You may feel more lost and alone than ever before.
Here are eight ways to help you get through the holidays. (more…)