The worst possible circumstances typically can’t be seen from a way away, at least in my experience. You can spend your entire life preparing yourself emotionally, spiritually, and physically to face difficult situations. Still, nothing truly prepares you for the jolt that hits the fabric of your existence when you realize this is not where I thought I’d be, or I never thought this would be me, or why is this happening now.
Have you been there? Have you faced that heart-wrenching shift from one day of goodness to the next day of unimaginable grief, loss, disappointment, or betrayal?
And maybe you are the opposite. Perhaps you are the glass-half-empty personality that gets up each day expecting the worst. How do you respond when the worst actually happens?
“I don’t want to look back on my life—my beautiful, wonder-filled, God-given life—and realize that I’ve mostly missed it while I was busy preparing for the worst,” said Nicole Zasowski on the CBF Podcast Conversation.
We sat down with the licensed marriage and family therapist to discuss the unique challenges of the mental health field during the pandemic and her new book, “What If It’s Wonderful.”
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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the Associate Executive Coordinator of CBF North Carolina. He’s also served as CBF’s Church Start Specialist, the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton, and the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Follow on Twitter @haleandy.