When life throws us curveballs, and we feel overwhelmed, we must lean on our faith in God and ourselves to get through. We need the courage and strength to come out of the darkness and face our trials with resilience.
Neicy Carla Squire, a successful speaker, life coach, and author, shares her remarkable journey of overcoming extreme trauma and abuse in the podcast episode “Navigating Life’s Trials: Overcoming Trauma with Faith and Self-Esteem.” Despite discouragement from people around her when she sought support, she encourages us to find the courage to stand up for ourselves and take our lives into our own hands.
The Bible tells us that we should have faith in God even when everything seems wrong. Isaiah 40:31 says, “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint” (NLT). This verse reminds us that no matter how hard things may seem right now, we can find strength in God’s love for us when times are tough. It is important that we remember this truth so that we can have hope during difficult times.
Additionally, during the podcast episode, Neicy speaks about the power of purpose and self-esteem. She emphasizes how important it is to love ourselves first before we expect others to do so too. This concept is echoed in many bible verses, such as 1 Corinthians 7:23, which says, “You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men” (NIV). This verse reminds us that although it may be easy to fall into patterns where our worth is determined by others' opinions of us, it is important for us to remember that our value comes from God alone - not from anyone else's opinion or judgment of us.
No matter what we have been through, there is still favor in life. As Christians, it is important that we remember Romans 8:28, which says, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God” (NKJV). This verse reminds us that even though life isn't always perfect - if we trust in God's plan for our lives, everything will work out for good in the end!
Having faith in God, trusting His plan for your life, loving yourself first, and respecting yourself first - are all things that are essential when trying to overcome trauma with faith and self-esteem. Remembering these truths can help you stay strong during difficult times!