Believe me, you ARE NOT ALONE!
I KNOW you feel alone. I know your circumstances have always showed you that you are alone. I know it seems to end up that you are by yourself trying to figure it all out and to make it right....
But I still say with certainty, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Back off, take a breath. I mean really breathe in and out deeply. Cry, scream, run, even punch or pound a chair, pillow or the ground outside! Get all of the adrenaline pumping through your veins to more of a balanced level so that you can think.
Then try this:
- Identify what is the wrong. Seriously face reality. Identify what is the source even if it is several. Write it down, say it out loud or simply think it through - but identify it.
- Turn your focus away from it! You see it only gets bigger and bigger the more you focus on it. You need to put it down, back away and refocus.
- Identify on the Truth! Sometimes we have to get another person's perspective to see the Truth. Christians can look up what they are dealing with in Scripture and Find out what God has to say about it - that is Truth. But some of us have very good friends that can also be honest with us and are willing to tell us the truth - even if it is not what we want to hear.
- Act on the Truth. This means you are going to have to change something in your thoughts and probably also in your behavior. You can change you - your reaction, your plan, your attitude - but you can't change others so don't even try! It is a waste of time and causes more stress.