Starting Over

Starting Over

“I will…exchange their sorrow for rejoicing.”                     Jer 31:13 NLT

Tom was very depressed following his wife Elle’s death. For an hour he poured out his heart. Now, catharsis is good; it can show you what needs to be dealt with. But talk alone doesn’t change anything. So his counselor asked, “If the situation was reversed and you’d died first, what would you want Elle to do?” Immediately he replied, “Go on and enjoy life.” The minute he verbalized it a light within him came on and he said, “I’ve been feeling sorry for myself too long. We both hated it when people did that. I’m going to live, find purpose, and get back to church.” He did, and next time Tom and his counselor spoke he had begun to rebuild his life. The pain was still there, but he’d started to transcend it by taking action. Freud taught that the subconscious mind could be freed from painful memories by psychoanalysis. But his premise was faulty because memories, good and bad, remain part of you. Plus, his theory can lead you to believe that your problems can be talked to death without ever having to do anything about them. Some people get through their grief faster than others; sadly, some never do. But you don’t have to be one of them! God said, “I will turn their mourning into joy. I will comfort them and exchange their sorrow for rejoicing.” God can reframe your past and give it meaning. He can help you to look back with gratitude, then forward with confidence. How? By transforming painful memories into powerful motivators and sources of future wisdom. Ask Him; He will show you how!

11 comments (Add your own)

1. Jeapeeshy wrote:
Zithromax Rhinopharyngite comprar viagra en mano Acquistare Kamagra A Buon Mercato Vente De Cialis

Mon, December 24, 2018 @ 4:58 PM

2. Jeapeeshy wrote:
Vardenafil Oral Amoxicillin Canine Dose propecia esteroides Buy Urosin Buy Misoprostol Online

Tue, January 8, 2019 @ 5:21 PM

3. Jeapeeshy wrote:
Cialis Dosierung Acheter Viagra Viagra [url=]buy generic cialis[/url] Generic Macrobid In Internet Overseas On Line Rhine Inc

Fri, January 18, 2019 @ 4:14 PM

4. Jeapeeshy wrote:
Keflex And Prilosec Interaction [url=]buy levitra[/url] Order Original Propecia Furosemide Without Prescription Canada

Thu, January 24, 2019 @ 9:09 PM

5. wrote:
Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to make a good article… but what
can I say… I put things off a whole lot and don't manage to get anything done.

Mon, May 13, 2019 @ 6:16 AM

6. wrote:
Very great post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to mention that
I have really loved browsing your weblog posts.
After all I will be subscribing on your feed and I'm hoping you write again soon!

Wed, September 4, 2019 @ 12:07 AM

7. wrote:
It's amazing to pay a visit this site and reading
the views of all friends about this post, while I am also zealous
of getting familiarity.

Wed, September 4, 2019 @ 1:27 PM

8. wrote:
Woah! I'm really digging the template/theme of this website.
It's simple, yet effective. A lot of times it's difficult to
get that "perfect balance" between user friendliness and
appearance. I must say that you've done a fantastic job with this.
In addition, the blog loads extremely quick for me on Chrome.
Outstanding Blog!

Mon, September 16, 2019 @ 5:07 AM

9. wrote:
Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I was wondering
your situation; many of us have created some nice procedures and we are looking to swap solutions with other folks, please
shoot me an email if interested.

Sun, November 10, 2019 @ 9:48 PM

10. wrote:
When I originally commented I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are
added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment.
Perhaps there is a means you are able to remove me from that service?

Wed, November 13, 2019 @ 9:22 PM

11. wrote:
I am sure this post has touched all the internet users, its really really
fastidious paragraph on building up new web site.

Wed, January 1, 2020 @ 7:32 AM

Add a New Comment


Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.

The Daily Encouraging Word Online

If you like to receive The Daily Encouraging Word online, it is available by email subscription or by daily Facebook and Twitter posts. Please click on the links below for options on getting the Daily Encouraging Word. For questions email

The Daily Encouraging Word via Email

The Daily Encouraging Word via Facebook

The Daily Encouraging Word via Twitter

Sharing God's Truth With a Searching World