I got some great responses from my last question. Here is one that I can really use help on.
The main question is “How do you get peace in your life?”
My story is that most of my life had challenges but the past 5 - 6 years have been very tumultuous (parents passing away, work problems, and of course money problems). For that period of time, the minute I felt peace, BANG , something else bad came along in a very short period of time. I have tried every which way to deal with this - pray / beg God for help, get mad at God, ignore God - pray to saints, pray to my deceased relatives, everything - but the lows are getting lower. And all I do is go through this same routine over and over.
I recognize that life is never perfect - but this stretch has been terrible. I also well realize that others have it much worse than me - but I still have trouble dealing with all the negative that is going on.
Let me also say that I have a wonderful, supportive wife and a wonderful son that we adopted from Russia - but I can’t be my strongest for them because I am having trouble dealing with all the “stuff” going on. I am also thankful that the three of us are all reasonably healthy.
So, what do I do? How do I go about getting and feeling that God is behind me? How do I get enough strength to deal with all this?
How do I not feel that I can’t enjoy even the hours of peace because I feel that just around the corner in another punch coming ? I am getting no rest at all now (both mental and physical).
I would love to say that I have the strength to deal with all my problems (even compartmentalize them if need be) but I get overwhelmed.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated .