Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.
This sounds like a simple request but for anyone that is dealing with loss, abandonment, betrayal or a variety of other things, you know how hard it is to simply get up each day.
There was a season of my life when I was so discouraged that it was hard just to face a day. One day while I was praying, I felt like the Lord was making me aware of the fact that I was trying to get through all of the emotions and pain by myself. He offered to help if I would let him. The more I gave to him, the lighter my load felt. Soon I was able to stand firm in the faith. I began to be courageous and strong. And I started to love myself again which made it possible for me to do everything with love because that love came from him.
Don't waste another minute trying to manage things on your own. Give the situations, the people and the pain to him. It won't be long before you will feel better too!