Personal Growth, When life is Hard
I went to my 32 week growth check ultrasound today. This pregnancy, while desired, has been excruciatingly hard for me in both physical and mental ways. I have had chronic nausea, insomnia, nightmares, exhaustion, dehydration, and anemia. I have been experiencing severe sciatic nerve pain and literal terror at the idea of undergoing a fourth labor. Yes, I know that in comparison to women with genuinely difficult pregnancies, this is nothing, but it has been all I can handle, especially with 3 toddlers. Mentally, all the physical symptoms have taken their toll as well.
Relationship with God, When life is Hard
Do you experience longing in your life? Longing for more? for relationships that actually matter? for answers? for truth? for honesty? Longing to be understood? known? appreciated? loved? Longing for freedom? from pain? from weakness? addictions? depression? anxiety? stress? money? regret?
Am I alone in wishing life were more straightforward? more simple? more enjoyable? in a word, more perfect?
Discernment, Personal Growth, Self-Acceptance
Embracing who you are is one of the hardest but most important things that we can do as a human person.
Who am I? Do I matter? What do I have to offer? Am I important, valued, loved?
Self-doubt and the eternal love-hate relationship with ourselves colors every aspect of our lives. If we could resolve it, it would resolve everything – from depression and bullying, to suicide and gender confusion.
Could the solution be simpler than we think?