Thursday, July 24, 2014

DailyOM - Difficult Times

We can also benefit from times of constriction and difficulty to help us grow and learn.


It can be very challenging to maintain a positive attitude and a measure of faith when you are in the midst of difficult times. This is partly because we tend to think that if the universe loves us we will experience that love in the form of positive circumstances. However, we are like children, and the universe is our wise mother who knows what our souls need to thrive better than we do. Just as a young child does not benefit from getting everything she wants, we also benefit from times of constriction and difficulty to help us grow and learn. If we keep this in mind, and continue to trust that we are loved even when things are hard, it helps us bear the difficult time with grace. 

This period of time in history is full of difficulty for a lot of human beings, and you may feel less alone knowing you are not being singled out. There are extreme energy changes pulsing through the universe at every level and, of course, we are all part of the growing process and the growing pains. It helps if we remember that life is one phase after another and that this difficult time will inevitably give way to something new and different. When we feel overwhelmed we can comfort ourselves with the wise saying: This too shall pass. 

At the same time, if you truly feel that nothing is going right for you, it's never a bad idea to examine your life and see if there are some changes you can make to alleviate some of the difficulty. Gently and compassionately exploring the areas giving you the most trouble may reveal things you are holding onto and need to release: unprocessed emotions, unresolved transitions, or negative ways of looking at yourself or reality. As you take responsibility for the things you can change, you can more easily surrender to the things you can't, remembering all the while that this phase will, without doubt, give way to another. 



~A.

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...

CREATION--- FAITH & LOGIC BY STEVE FINNELL

Is accepting as fact that God created the heavens and the earth strictly a faith alone concept? Is it not logical that an intelligent designer had to be involved in the creation process?

FAITH: Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

I accept the Genesis account to be true because of faith. Why? Because I trust the Bible to be the infallible word of God.

LOGIC: Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen , being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

I accept the words in Romans 1:20 not only by faith, but by logic as well. I can see clearly God's hand in creation.

HOUSE HUNTING : FAITH & LOGICAL

If you were shopping for a house and you walked into a housing development you had never been to before, and saw a house you wanted to purchase, would you not have to to accept the existence of that house by faith and logic?

FAITH: Since you did not see anyone build the house, you would have to accept by faith it was built by an intelligent designer. How many years do you think it would take for wood, brick and mortar to evolve into a house?

Logic: Since the house is in your sight, is it not logical that someone built the house?

Everyone agrees that billions of years would not be long enough for brick, wood, and mortar to evolve into a house.

To believe the theory of evolution you not only have to contradict logic, but you have to forsake reason.


Those who deny that God exists and is the creator of all things, are truly without excuse!


THE DEFINITION OF FAITH IN THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION: Faith in evolution is to believe that, nothing accidentally created the heavens and the earth over billions of years.


(All Scripture quotes from:NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)


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