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7 Ways to Find Strength When You’re in the Middle of a Mess

  • Sheila Walsh Women of Faith speaker, author, recording artist
7 Ways to Find Strength When You’re in the Middle of a Mess

Life is messy. I don’t think that will come as any great surprise. If you’ve lived more than thirty minutes you know that life is both beautiful and broken. Over the years the number one question I’ve been asked more than any other is this, “How do I find strength when I’m right in the middle of a mess?”

Not all messes are huge. Some are just the daily annoying things we have to do over and over, the endless laundry or trying to find one more way to cook chicken. But some messes are overwhelming and it’s hard to know where to turn when it feels as if life is falling apart. My struggle is with clinical depression which can be hard to talk about in the Church where mental illness is not always understood or acknowledged. I used to think I was the only one but I know that’s not true. Whatever your mess is, you’re not alone either.

Here are a few simple things that have helped me. I pray they help you too.