One of my clients recently lost his wife in a fatal car accident.
We have weekly calls and each time I end a call with him, my heart is overwhelmed with the loss he is experiencing and tears spring to my eyes. (Yes, I am an empath!)
I immediately pray for him that he would sense God’s presence and deep love for him, that he would again experience joy, and that he would know God is a God of hope and His plans are for good and that anything meant for evil, God will turn it for good.
Loss is one of the most difficult things we experience.
It can lead us to destructive habits as a way to numb the pain or it can lead us to seek something beyond ourselves as we cling to hope, even when it makes no sense.
I have gone both ways when experiencing loss.
I have lost myself in the bottle to drown out the sadness only to find even more sadness at the bottom of the bottle.
When I quit drinking and then went through a loss, I felt overwhelmed by all the emotions I had spent so much time and energy avoiding.
They took me down.
And that was a good thing.
When left to your own resources and you wind up empty-handed, that’s when you realize you’re not meant to do this on your own AND this is something you need supernatural support with.
I turned to God, feeling lost, broken, disappointed, and angry.
It turns out that He can handle it all.
As I kept showing up and seeking a relationship with Him, I began to notice the anxiety lift and the sadness fade.
He changed my heart by giving me a love that is beyond my own comprehension.
I realized He had always been with me and will always be with me. His presence is all I need.
Yes, I still FEEL intense emotions. They just don’t take me out like they used to because now I know who to take them to.
In exchange, He offers me peace and joy.
It continues to blow my mind.
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