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5 Minute Life Coach - Where is God when it hurts?
July 31, 2009

I was 55 last week and celebratd my 24th wedding anniversary. That milestone prompted me to reflect and take stock of my life. I've been looking at what I do and why I do it and making sure that my life lines up with what I sense God has called me to do.

Reviewing my life and daily activites has helped me to know what I can say no to and where to focus my energies.

Life has been a struggle of late, and I know that part of the reason for that is that I allowed myself to become too busy. When the trials arrived, and they did by the bucket load, I didn't have much spare capacity and floundered for a while.

I'm glad to be able to say, that the sun is beginning to shine again, and I can say that even though my husband lost his job today! The trials drove me into God and my wonderful Father has been sustaining me with His word. I know that all things work together for good to those who love God.

For instance, my husband now has the opportunity for a much needed break, he will be able to spend masses of time with the children during the school holidays AND be a support to me. I know that God will provide for us and that Tim will have work at just the right time.

He truly is Jehovah Jireh, our great provider and His grace is sufficient. I would like YOU to be able to have that much confidence in the God who is always with you and promised never to leave you or forsake you.

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An often asked question

A lot of hurting people find their way to my website looking for answers to their pain. One of the questions I get asked is, "When will I stop hurting?" There really isn't an easy answer to that question.

I wish I could say that emotional pain disappears never to return. People say things like, "Things will get better," "The pain will pass." They mean well, and it is true that you won't always feel the way that you do at a given moment, but it's also true that it's often a shift in intensity rather than a complete removal of pain. Painful events leave their mark and change you forever.

Heartache does melt away eventually, but it also reappears, sometimes at unexpected times and in unexpected ways, triggered by a sound, or a sight, or a smell that stirs a distant memory.

I'd like to be able to promise you a long, pain-free life, but I can't. God never promised you that, but He did promise to walk with you and to sustain you. That means that he is with you when you suffer, offering comfort and healing. With God's help it is possible to learn to laugh again, to love again and to hope again.

Part of the answer is to give your pain to the Father and trust that He will redeem it and turn it to good. In Romans 8 Paul said that all things can be redeemed, and made to work together for your good.

Paul suffered many things, he was beaten, put in prison and ship wrecked, but he was able to see that God redeemed those events and brought good from them. His response was that in all things we are more than conquerors through Him that loves us.

God is in the restoration business, He wants to heal your pain and deep wounds and restore your soul.

Action Steps

  • Ask God to help you see events through His eyes. Often the shift begins to takes place when you change what you tell yourself about events.

  • Create A Plan of Action! Take responsibility, get the help you need, and take the necessary steps to eliminate your emotional pain and recover.

You will find it easier to heal with support than trying to heal alone. Deep healing takes place more readily when you can see the Father's love expressed through the people He gives you to walk with.

I'd like to invite you to join me and Renato Amato of Healing Broken Hearts on the next Christian life Coaching virtual seminar. Renato will be sharing simple steps to heal a broken heart.

  • Do you have memories that make you suffer every time you revisit them?
  • Does the pain resurface whenever you think of certain events? Is your heart broken over something that happened to you?

Whatever the cause of your pain, please know that God loves you and He is ready to broken hearts from deep wounds that cause suffering!

Imagine how good you will feel when...

  • Your memories no longer cause you to suffer
  • There is no ache in your heart
  • You can actually look forward to the day

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

"Whenever you are in need, go bravely before the throne of your merciful God. There you will be treated with kindness, and you will find help."

Join us for How To Heal A Broken Heart and discover steps to help you recover.

Click this link to reserve your place for the How To Heal a broken Heart Seminar

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  • Discover Your Life Purpose - Dr Jerry Graham
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  • It Happened By Design - God Incidences - Kathie Thomas
  • How To Move Past Fear - Janet Daughtry
  • Navigating Divorce As A Christian - Shelley Grieser
  • Journaling For Breakthroughs - Dr Randy Peck
  • And much much more...

Do you want to hear God More Clearly?

I hope you're taking time to get to know God more. Consciously spend time talking with God every day and your life will be transformed. When you know what God is saying the journey is much simpler.

If you struggle to hear God these resources will help you

If you would like to hear God more clearly and discover the joy of two way communication with God I have a step by step guide that will help you to hear God more clearly. Once you can hear God and are brave enough to act on what you hear, your life will never be the same.

Just click on this link How To Hear God

Journaling For Breakthroughs How to use journaling to hear God by Dr Randy Peck

The Journal - Journaling software that will help you to keep track of what God is saying to you

Lynne Recommends

Uncommon wellness an audio book with Dr Jerry Graham, Sharon Graham and Dr Randy Peck, it is excellent. I'm following their advice and I'm beginning to see changes.

7 Powerful Keys To Unlock Your Life's Potential by Janet Daughtry.

This audio series will help you to live life as God intended. It contains the very best of Janet's Christian life coaching and is some of the best value coaching you will ever find.

Journaling For Breakthroughs How to use journaling to hear God by Dr Randy Peck

The Journal - Journaling software that will help you to organise your life and keep track.

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Lynne Lee is a Christian life coach, who helps people to see themselves through God'e eyes and live life as He intended.

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