Before I found this article, the advice I came up with myself was to stay busy-busy and turn to and trust in the Lord. I suggested she make a list of 10-15 things to keep her butt busy, in the case that unwanted hindering thoughts should reappear in her head.
Here are some ideas:
- Clean with loud music
- Organize something (closet, drawers, etc..)
- Call a friend
- Go to the mall (even if just to window shop)
- Go for a walk or jog
- Read a great book... or go to the library and get several great books
- take up a hobby... crocheting, jewelry making, sewing, painting, blogging, etc..
- go find some little kids to play with (make sure you know them though... don't go snatching up random kids, now!)
Please stand by me through these tough times and help me to remember that you are near. When I feel sad, please draw closer to me and remind me that you have a better plan for me.
Please guide me and give me strength to do what is right and what will make me happy. Help me to draw nearer to you, now and always.
Help me to fully trust that you will work things out in my life and please forgive me for not believing that I can get through this... because I know that through you, I can do this.
Please help to keep me busy and keep my thoughts from drifting to things that will prolong this pain. Lord, please hold my hand and walk with me and give me a big loving comforting hug and surround me with your Holy spirit so that I may feel strength through you and relief from my pain. Please draw nearer to me when I am feeling weak and bless me with your wisdom and strength.
Thank you Lord Jesus for never giving up on me! I love you and in your name I pray,
I think it would be best to keep a prayer in a journal or something handy... either this one or something more fitting to yourself, but nonetheless, a prayer that will help get you back in check and remind you where to drop your worries and put your trust.
Here is the link to the article I found:
Check it out if you need a laugh or know of someone in need of some advice!