She laid the crying boy under the bush to keep him from the hot sun. She walked 100 yards from him and dropped to her knees. I can't bear do see him die. I have nothing to give him. She wretched with pain, tears streaming down her face.
God heard the boy crying. The angel of God called to Hagar "What is the matter. Do not be afraid. God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Lift the boy up and take him by the hand. I will make him into a great nation."
Then God opened her eyes and she saw a water fountain. So she filled her water bottle and gave the boy a drink. God was with the boy as he grew up...
As I read this story in the bible I was reminded that that same God exists today, he sees me, knows me, loves me, watches over me.
That same God exists for you!
The best therapy we could give ourselves is to find a quiet space to reflect on this truth. A sacred spot where we connect with the God of the Universe. It is recorded that he knows the secret place where we were formed, He saw us grow in the womb, He wanted us to be born, He has a plan for us.
The thought calms my body, mind and soul. I am renewed. Whatever the circumstance I must trust.
He says "I know the plans I have for you. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Be still...calm...let go...let God...
Imagine a world full of people connected to God waiting on Him to fulfill the purpose, void of striving and stress. It is in the striving and stress that we react and it is not always with right motives and a heart full of love.