Handling Life When It Seems All Is Lost

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By Althea DeBrule, Christian Career Tools
February 8, 2011|11:14 am

Hopelessness causes despair, a belief that no better way exists of resolving a problem, situation or circumstance. When things are hopeless, we tend to lose our desire to try and therefore just give up. We doubt that any help is possible. We're heartsick and overflowing with pain and sorrow.There's a proverb that states, "Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick; but a sudden good break can turn life around." Disappointment is all about thwarted hopes, and when it is unrelenting, those hopes are deferred, delayed, postponed and overdue. To prepare for those unexpected defining moments when life seems hopeless, consider taking the following steps.

  • Get ready to wait. Perseverance and patience will be needed to successfully navigate the rough sea of hopelessness.
  • Look for sudden good breaks. There is life and joy anew when our dreams and desires come true. Suddenly there's a break in the gloom... a healthy change of scenery. Energy and enthusiasm flow generously and our attitude reverses its negative course. Sudden breaks can be overlooked if we're not careful; so cultivate an air of expectancy and anticipation and look for opportunities in every circumstance.

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  • Take a leap of faith. Believe that your life can be turned around and your heartsickness cured. Eliminate any negative self – talk and doubt.
  • Help others who are heartsick. Seek out someone whom you can encourage, nurture and guide from hopelessness to fulfillment. It's never too late to turn your back on hopelessness and get a fresh grip on life!

Of course, it's impossible to put everything about this topic into just one article. But you can't deny that you've just added to your understanding, and that's time well spent.

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