I moved from broken to beautiful, and you can too. I’ve endured many challenges and trials in my lifetime and have experienced fear, anger, discouragement, depression, and at times even despair. I struggled to forgive God and those who hurt me. I understand those emotions. Through those difficulties, God gave me a compassion for people and a desire to help others move from broken to beautiful.

When Life Gets Tough

When Life Gets Tough

Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  Financial problems, a ...

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Cuando La Vida Se Pone Difícil

Mateo 11:28: “Vengan a mí todos ustedes que están cansados y agobiados, y yo les daré descanso.”  Problemas financieros, una enfermedad ...

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When Is The Right Time?

When Is The Right Time?

 John 7:8: “You go to the Feast. I [Jesus] am not yet going up to this Feast, because for me ...

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¿Cuándo Llega Tu Tiempo?

¿Cuándo Llega Tu Tiempo?

 Juan 7:8: “Suban ustedes a la fiesta. Yo [Jesús] no voy todavía a esta fiesta porque mi tiempo aún no ...

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Do You Speak Kind Words?

Do You Speak Kind Words?

 Proverbs 12:25: “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.”  I don’t like to take ...

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When Life Gets Tough

Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

 Robin Williams SmilingFinancial problems, a life-altering disease or a life-threatening disease, depression, and disappointments. At some time in life, we, or a loved one, will face one or two of these situations or all of them at once.

Robin Williams, a beloved American actor and comedian, committed suicide on August 11, 2014.

Some people say financial struggles, a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, drug and alcohol problems, and depression were the cause. Others attribute his suicide to mental illness.

Some question how he could be depressed with all his fame and wealth. Fame and wealth don’t equal happiness and peace. Those people don’t see the pressures a celebrity faces, especially when he has reached the height of his career. That celebrity may think he can only go downhill now.

We don’t need to judge Robin Williams, his motives, his attitude, or his mindset. Instead we can pray for his family, friends, and fans.

We can listen to our own family, friends, and co-workers. We can offer support and encouragement. We can refer those who are depressed to www.ThinkingAboutSuicide.com

Will you pray for Robin Williams’ family, friends, and fans? Will you pray for those who are weary and burdened? Will you tell them about the rest that Jesus Christ will give them?

Dear God, help me love and listen to those in my life. Amen.

Application: What will you do this week to encourage and support the weary and burdened?

Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega August 19, 2014