Let’s face it. Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. It doesn’t mean GOD is angry at you or loves you any less… it’s just a part of life. And no matter how you try to explain bad things with the idea that, “Everything happens for a reason,” it hurts. A lot! It hurts at the very core of your being. The pain begins in your heart and radiates throughout your entire being. And repeating positive affirmations and phrases will not make it stop hurting.
Life happens… and it happens fast! There’s no rewind button, and there are no “Do-overs.” It also doesn’t matter how positive an attitude you have or how balanced and centered you are, there will be times when you will get knocked down.
The difference between people who get through life’s challenging moments, regardless of the seriousness, and those who are immobilized by those events is what I call the “The Rebound Factor.” Because it’s all about how you get back up after a fall or tough blow.
How quickly can you rebound or bounce back? Of course, the severity of the event will have a lot to do with the time it will take you to get past the pain… and on with your life. That’s the key. It’s not whether life occasionally puts you into a tailspin; it’s how long you remain there that matters.
When something devastating happens to you, allow yourself some time to grieve your loss, however, don’t allow yourself to get stuck there. Take some action. Take some time to re-evaluate your life. Call people you know you can trust. But, by all means, do something!
One of the most important things to remember in high stress situations is not to allow yourself to feel isolated. While spending some time alone is normal – even necessary – isolation can be dangerous and should be avoided at all possible costs. Get out and be with people as soon as possible. “Life is for the living.” So it’s important to get back to your life. In time, the pain will pass.
Remember, in your darkest moments, JESUS is not only the light at the end of the tunnel… but He’s also the light inside the tunnel. He never leaves you! In sadness, hard times, loneliness, despair… or any other kind of hurt, JESUS is there with you just the same as He is in the good times. He’s the same yesterday, today and forevermore. As you go forth in your tomorrows… allow Him to be your confidence – and your Best Friend. He will never let you down.