Do you feel like you are drowning; feel like you can hardly get you head up above the waves. Do you feel like you almost get up and then the next wave comes and knocks you down again? Do you feel like no one even notices what you are facing or even how much you struggled, just to get out of bed today?
No matter how big your struggle, no matter how big the waves seem to be, I want to encourage you that there is hope. You have more strength than you know and there is people who care about you more than you can imagine. There is people out there who are willing to throw you a "life ring", to help you find hope amidst the waves.
You know the thing about waves is; you have a choice, when you are in them. You can give up and let them take you where they want and feel like you're not heard or You can stand up, keep you head high, look ahead and surf the waves.
Sometimes we need some help to know how to surf the waves, so if you feel like you are drowning and no one sees your struggle, then why now reach out take a look at how you could get up and surf the waves. Surfing at times may seem beyond what you can do, but you know what far more than that it might be scary, it is thrilling, inspiring, freeing, liberating, a joy and a delight to ride the waves. Come on you can do it. It's time to start surfing the waves, that once scared you. You have what it takes.
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Drawing by the talented Ivy and shared with permission
Indi Leigh is a qualified and registered Christian Counsellor, with a passion to see people realise there is HOPE, that everyone is special, unique and important.