Service time: Sunday 09:00 AM

What you must know during difficult times

Cheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, lost her husband, Dave Goldberg, very suddenly on 1st May, 2015. He died of a heart attack on the treadmill while on holiday.

Cheryl’s latest book, entitled “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy”, is a book for people going through a hard time. We’re talking about those things in life when it feels that a storm is raging around us.

The death of a loved one.

The diagnosis of a dread disease.

The loss of a job in an economic downturn.

A spouse that cheats on us.

Those sorts of storms.

(Not the ones that come from our poor decision-making!)

In her book, she describes three myths that we cling to, which make it harder to bounce back when life throws us these curveballs.

Three lies that we believe which make it harder to recover from the storms that hit our lives.

The first is that we’re somehow responsible for the storms that come our way.

The second is that sadness must carpet our lives from wall to wall.

The third is that we will never feel any better.

She calls them the three “p”s:

Thinking that adversity is

Personal
Pervasive
Permanent

It’s not.

God is faithful.

His mercies are new every morning.

And everything has a season.

Even pain.