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It’s happened to all of us
We’re going along fine, thinking everything is OK and then…
We come to an unexpected stop and our carefully made plans are suddenly derailed.
Why does God allow that?
Our plan was a perfectly good one that suited us just fine. What happened to it?
In this video I’ll tell you what I learned from a very abrupt and unexpected stop. (I only had minor injuries)
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To live a transformed life you need to be ready for unexpected changes.
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Our marriage suddenly hit turbulence!
We thought we were fine and doing well but God knew we needed help.
He allowed an unexpected stop, to catch our attention. It really worked.
In Our Will, a testimony of healing, Kathy explains what happened and how God led us through the healing journey that transformed our lives.
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Unexpected stops in life? Me? No my life is just completely perfect. Unless you mean my employer falling and breaking his ankle in two places and my working only part time for two months. Or the sudden recent death of my favourite Uncle almost three weeks ago.
But this is the first time I’m allowing myself to feel the hurt full on about his death. It is very painful, although Uncle Harry had not been really well for years and for him it was a true release. But still with his passing goes an era of my life that I will miss very much.
I realize that I was very dependant especially emotionally with certain people in my life. God has pried my fingers away from them, not to hurt me but to give me what I believe will be a more fulfulled life. With my Uncle gone certain strings have been detached. Ones I cherished and will always cherish. They helped me become the person I am now.
But I need to move on, have my own life, with God leading and supporting me of course. I have to admit I become scared and nervous about what is “around the bend” in my life. With God’s help I will be able to meet it and embrace it.
Keep me in your prayer however. This is a difficult time and I do miss those that have gone on before me.
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Hi Dr Grant..hope you’re feeling better today. Most of my life has been filled with unexpected stops or interruptions that I would never have chosen and yet I can look back and see how many of these situatios were blessings in disguise.Years ago, when my teenage son tried to hurt himself and would have been successful if God had not protected him by divine intervention, I thought I would never be able to overcome the horrible blackness and emotional pain that followed. Like Kathy, I became emotionally numb; I had to shutdown emotionally in order to survive the crisis in my life. My spouse is unsaved and also very emotionally distant, so I felt all alone.All my relatives are thousand of miles away and I didn’t have a very reliable church family.Actually, the pain was so great that I distanced myself from those around me and the church folks, so I was isolated physically and emotionally.But thank God for Jesus Christ and the Word of God, because when I had little or no emotional support, He became so very real to me. He was my Comforter when my soul was in the winter season and full of darkness and hopelessness.He led me to a wonderful Christian counselor who not only helped me to deal with my son’s issues, but He used this counselor to help me to peel off some layers of abuse in my own life that began in childhood.What an awesome God He is..I give Him all the glory because He deserves it!!
Thank you, Grant, once again for such an encouraging video clip. In the midst of a sudden abrupt stop in my husband and my lives many years back, I remember hearing a TV program where the speaker was ‘Thanking God for his depression.’ At the time in the midst of my own depression, I remember vividaly saying to myself, ‘you have got to be kidding. If and when I get better, there is no way, I will be thanking God for this experience in my life.’ Well, you just said it so well in this video clip, Grant! And after my husband and I were both healed from our depression at different stages, (with the help of medication, I want to add), I thanked God and I continue to thank God for that time in my life. And Romans 8:28 is my life verse – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” to God be the glory for what he has done in my life by taking a very difficult time and turning it into something beautiful and I continue to thank Him for his great loving care. One more thing, I could never be trying to help others who are struggling with anxiety and depression, if I hadn’t experienced it myself. And thanks to you, Grant, I have the resources to help others even more!
hi dr grant two years ago i had a psychotic breakdown,which was totally unexpected…i was diagnosed with psychosis and severe anxiety disorder for which i take various meds for,on top of that i have depression although having these various mental conditions makes life somewhat difficult,it drove me to my knees towards our god,and yes,without sounding like another cliche,it has turned out to be a blessing in disguise! these days i try to train my mind to hear gods voice,i also bless god for just being god (in more lucid moments) and there have been some moments that god has eased my emotional pain…thank you for your ministry dr grant its provided me with some much needed direction and valuble information…may god bless you heaps this week!
Thanks for sharing your unexpected stops. Glad I’m not the only one.
Yes I’m a huge Kiwi fan but my Aussie T shirt will appear soon too.
By viewing the video on Sudden Stops. This reminds me of Poor Decision Making Skills I have!
Making Life Decisions and other Decisions keeps me from Avoiding, Procrastination, Fear, and most of all NOT Problem – solving ?
I am left with questions way too many with out any answers!
This type of behaviour and attiude on my part is not helping the situations and conflicts get resolved most of all What I need and want to do in my life?
( The video helped me to understand what happened to me the other day about sudden stops to me it was a sudden shock!)
Excellent message!! Thanks, Grant. I don’t always get to the videos when they come in, but seeing this one, now was quite timely for me and an encouragement that I’m on the right track….God’s track!
Blessings to you and Kathy!
Love you guys!
You’re welcome Germaine. Glad it was helpful.