Have you ever faced something that seems so overwhelming that you have no idea how to handle? Does everything seem so cloudy and you cannot see a few inches in front of you?
I do know the feeling and have felt it a few times in my own personal life. But if it is one thing I did learn in the experiences in my life that God is always in control of every situation and circumstances. There is always someone somewhere in the world going through a situation much tougher such as going hungry or in a hospital bed.
The first step is to have faith in God almighty and He will give you Hope. There is always hope and you must believe that there is always a better day ahead of us. Without faith and hope you won't make the decisions needed to be made today to change your circumstances for tomorrow.
According to Proverbs, 3:5,6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Believe that God created you for a purpose in this world. Your purpose is always to help someone else and lift them up. Therefore no matter what your situation is, have faith in the Lord that all things will work according to your good, and then focus on trying to help someone else. When you focus on trying to encourage or help someone else, the Lord will bless you mighty.
I once heard a quote which states, "It take each of us to make all of us, and all of us to make each of us". Therefore focus on loving one another just the way Jesus loves us and go and help someone in need.
Every setback is a setup for something better if you believe, have faith, be humble, and love one another.
One very important thing I learned from the book "Quiet Strength" - by Tony Dungy, is in every situation ask God, "Lord, what are you trying to teach me"?
God Bless all and have an amazing year. Thanks for all the support and prayers.