Our troubled times call for us to grow. We are called to grow as individuals, and as groups, to meet the challenges of the day.
Maybe you realize you need to listen more. Or maybe you need to communicate more clearly. Some of us need to learn to cooperate, while others need more confidence in working independently. Or perhaps you need to be more organized. Finally, maybe you need to learn to express your feelings with those close to you.
In what skills do you need to improve?
While coping skills are important, remember where it all starts. If you begin with a solid relationship with God, then he will give you what you need. He will guide and teach you. He will show you the way to serve him, your family, and your community.
So let the Lord show you how. Let him equip you to face the world and to be a living blessing.
Audio message and prayer from Vincent:
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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
PRAYER FOR NEW COPING SKILLS
O blessed Lord,
I’m nearing my wits end. It’s so hard sometimes to cope with this troubled world. The burden gets heavy.
May I find rest in you, O Lord. Let my soul be at peace knowing who I am & who saves me. I am a child of God. Nothing and no one can take my identity away from me.
From that place of strength I ask you, O Lord, to teach me. Show me new ways and give me new skills to get through each day. It all depends on you.
Renew my mind, heart & spirit. May I go forth with fresh confidence, as your grace reveals to me, in Christ, I have all l need.
Bring your truth home to me. May it burn in my heart, O loving Lord. May the resurrection show me: I can do this. I am God’s child.
In Christ, all things are possible.
In Jesus name I pray,