Journaling To Help You Find Peace
Without the Lord we can struggle finding true happiness and inner peace. Are you looking to build and strengthen your faith? Journaling might be the answer you seek to help you get on the right track with your Bible study path.
It has helped my growth and walk with the Lord tremendously. If you’re already journaling, then you probably already know how helpful this can be in your life.
If you’re already a follower of Christ, you know the importance of daily devotions with the Lord. Combining these two methods – devotions and journaling – can be amazing in your growth with the Lord!
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Here is how a journal can help you:
- Keeping a journal can help you work through painful experiences. If you were fortunate enough to attend my session at Teach Them Diligently, you may remember me touching on this. Grief, trauma, pain – physical, mental and even spiritual – can hinder us from obtaining true happiness and feeling the comfort of the Lord. Maybe you struggle to understand why God allowed these things to happen to you, or maybe you have not yet found a way to work through your pain so that you can heal. Journaling can help you do this as you embark on an intimate time between you and the Savior.
- Writing helps you process your emotions. Painful emotions like those of loss, betrayal, grief, and anger can be difficult to work through. There is a process involved in getting through these emotions and finding peace. While there is no right or wrong way to pray or seek God’s guidance, journaling can be a good way to center those thoughts and emotions as you process them, and can even help you be more specific in your prayers and intentions.
Here is how you can journal your way to happiness and inner peace:
- Start today – Don’t wait for the “right moment” or for situations to be a certain way. Just start right where you are right now.
- Practice freewriting – Set a timer and write freely for 15-20 minutes. Don’t worry about spelling, grammar, or censorship. Just allow the stream of consciousness to flow.
- Make it a daily habit – If you really want to see growth from your journaling, you need to commit to it. Make it a daily habit and then commit to setting aside time for it.
- Write your praises – It’s easier to be thankful and grateful when we take inventory of all that we have. Take some time each day to write in your journal all of the things you are thankful for.
Keep in mind that journaling is as personal as your prayer. You don’t have to share this with anyone but God, unless you want to. Take this time to be completely open and honest with yourself. Take this space to be free. You will be amazed at how much you can grow when you give yourself that opportunity.
What tools am I going to be using this month as I study peace? Well, I have an amazing resource for adults and kids in my store. Also, don’t forget that I also have this complete Fruit of the Spirit for Kids study that my husband created.
I also have a few books I recommend reading this month!
Experiencing God’s Peace: Philippians Wait and See: Finding Peace in God’s Pauses and PlansStressed-Less Living: Finding God’s Peace in Your Chaotic WorldYour Scars Are Beautiful to God: Finding Peace and Purpose in the Hurts of Your PastPeace with God: The Secret of Happiness
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