January Funk?

I admit, I'm in a funk. The Lord allowed an affliction into my life and I've been trying to navigate my way through it for two months.It's become exhausting and joy-eroding. Nevertheless, I am counting on his healing. 

When we are off physically, it can become difficult to manage our emotions. Mine have been everywhere as I've been unable to solve my issue on my own. To recharge, I've been re-reading an ebook I have for sale, Help Me Lord, I'm Wilting. 

I thought I'd share a few excerpts:

 It’s safe to say feeling lost is little more than being stuck in a revolving circle of grieving, dealing with change, adapting to a changing role, and wondering what your future holds. Scientifically, it’s been said that some women default to anxiety or depression as a coping mechanism when they feel they have lost control of life.

A prescription for dealing with this lack of a sense of control includes these steps:

● Give yourself time to adjust.

● Focus on what is within your control.
● Celebrate the freedom of time and of cutting the reins.
● Give your fears to God.
● Claim the declaration of the Psalmist, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you” (Psalm 56:3).

I guarantee that, for many women, the midlife, nest-emptying phase is unpredictable and emotionally trying. We must carry on though. We are better off learning how to work with the challenges than we are trying to make them disappear. 


And that's where I am right now. I'm going to a counselor tomorrow to learn how to work through my current challenges. Yes, I've prayed they disappear, but until they do, I want to know my next step. 

When you're in need, don't hesitate to reach out for help and support.  

2 comments:

  1. So thankful to have run across your blog site! I am 49 and struggling with perimenopause and midlife issues. My children are in their "launching years", as my friend calls it, and I am seeking God as to what this next stage of life holds for me. The worst part is that I feel very unprepared for this stage--I didn't see it coming! Yes, I knew the kids would grow up and leave, but I didn't realize all that it would entail and I didn't know it would be compounded by all this perimenopause junk! I feel like I've been thrown for a loop or caught off guard. My husband doesn't know how to deal with all these changes going on with me, so that doesn't help matters either. Anyway, thank you for sharing your experiences and encouragement. I am continuing to seek out help and encouragement through other books and blogs as well. God bless!

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  2. It does tend to catch us all by surprise. The stage comes quickly. Do reach out for direction and support. Talk to your doctor or a counsellor if you feel you need it. As I say in my eBook on Midlife Crisis, you don't solve it, you walk through it. Take care and don't be afraid of your emotions. Tears can help us feel better.

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