Most of us want life to make sense. Why? Because it gives us a sense of control. It makes life feel more predictable and safe. But what about when life gets tough? What happens when our story doesn’t have a happy ending —and we can’t make sense of life, God or the world around us. We’ll be talking about that today with best selling author Cecil Murphey. He’s written a new book called Making Sense When Life Doesn’t: The Secrets of Thriving in Tough Times.
Cecil has written or co-written more than 125 books, including the bestselling 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold in the millions and have brought hope and encouragement to countless people around the world.
There’s so much talk today about taking care of our hearts on a physical level. We’re told if we eat right and exercise, we’ll keep our hearts alive and well. But few people tell us to pay attention to the internal music of our hearts, so we learn to set aside our feelings of hurt and disappointment and keep on going. The problem is, when we bury our pain we bury it alive. Abstract losses like shattered dreams, unmet expectations, loss of hope, trust, even the loss of faith, can have serious long-range consequences on the heart. The losses in our lives have shaped who we are today— and most importantly, what we believe about ourselves, God, and the world around us. How about you –have you experienced a loss that’s shattered your heart? Perhaps you like many other people, didn’t realize what you experienced was loss. Or if you did, maybe you never stopped to notice how it affected your heart. If that’s the case, there’s no better time than now to start noticing how all this mess called “life” has affected you at the heart level. I’d like to help you by providing resources that will help you change your life. As a licensed professional counselor, I deal with lots of hurting people every day. My speciality areas are anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders and loss.Web | Twitter | Facebook | More Posts (23)