Ten things you can do if life is hard right now

This past week a hurricane whipped through our area of the world. It meant a scary night and a lot of devastation in the morning. When the world already seems a bit in turmoil, it can be hard to handle the next thing. If you are having a tough time trying to deal with it all, here are some things that may help.

1. Listen:

This podcast titled Faith Beats Fear from For Real Life. It will provide you with three things you can do to help faith beat fear.

2. Listen:

The Psalms are often helpful in expressing what we are feeling and helping us to see what is real. This a reading of Psalm 46 by Kristyn Getty (Crossway).

“God Is Our Fortress” – A Reading of Psalm 46 by Kristyn Getty from Crossway on Vimeo.

3. Listen:

This song encourages you to see that God is there and will light and guide your way.

4. Pray:

If you have never prayed before, read this article about why prayer can help.

I believe in the power of prayer

5. Pray:

This article outlines a very simple method of prayer to use when you are anxious.

Breath Prayer

6. Go outside:

Spending time outside in creation is good for the soul. If you can’t get out somewhere for a walk, then watch this:

7. Read:

This article on why it is worth it to search for hope and where you might find it.

Searching for hope

8. Read:

This chapter of the Bible that paints a picture of what God has in mind for the world one day soon.

Isaiah 35

9. Give thanks:

It may be hard to think of giving thanks when you are feeling anxious or troubled, but thankfulness can often turn our thinking around, and when we give thanks, and realize our blessings however small they seem, it can help us to see where we can give to others which gives us something to do.

In everything give thanks

10. Reach out:

Talk to someone. If you don’t have anyone to talk to, all our contact details are here: contact us.

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