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Hey Sister! Getting Your Confidence Back (after a difficult season)

Have you ever gone through a season that knocked your confidence?  Or maybe you’ve never figured out how to harness confidence at all.  Whether you are struggling with getting confidence back, or striving to discover it for the first time, this interview will give you fresh insight into what creates confidence and how we reclaim it for our own, despite our circumstances.

Using her own story as a starting place, Tricia Lott Wiliford shares how she lost all confidence and joy after watching her husband suddenly die in her arms.   As a widowed single mom, she was thrust into a two year darkness.  The trauma birthed a deep depression from which she was not sure she would recover.

In this interview we discuss how to grieve well, what confidence is, and how we can lean into joy even in the midst of adversity.  We also talk about courage journals, the “I’m too much” syndrome, why it makes all the difference to smile first, what her brother taught her about jealousy, and her unbreakable rule in the dating world.

You will love Tricia’s honesty, warmth, and wisdom in this interview!

Further connect with Tricia on her website or Facebook

You can listen to my conversation with Tricia here.

Here are some things you heard on the show:

You Can Do This: Seizing the Confidence God Offers

Psalm 88:

Lord, you are the God who saves me;
    day and night I cry out to you.
May my prayer come before you;
    turn your ear to my cry.

I am overwhelmed with troubles
    and my life draws near to death.
I am counted among those who go down to the pit;
    I am like one without strength.
I am set apart with the dead,
    like the slain who lie in the grave,
whom you remember no more,
    who are cut off from your care.

You have put me in the lowest pit,
    in the darkest depths.
Your wrath lies heavily on me;
    you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.[d]
You have taken from me my closest friends
    and have made me repulsive to them.
I am confined and cannot escape;
    my eyes are dim with grief.

I call to you, Lord, every day;
    I spread out my hands to you.
10 Do you show your wonders to the dead?
    Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
11 Is your love declared in the grave,
    your faithfulness in Destruction[e]?
12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness,
    or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?

13 But I cry to you for help, Lord;
    in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 Why, Lord, do you reject me
    and hide your face from me?

15 From my youth I have suffered and been close to death;
    I have borne your terrors and am in despair.
16 Your wrath has swept over me;
    your terrors have destroyed me.
17 All day long they surround me like a flood;
    they have completely engulfed me.
18 You have taken from me friend and neighbor—
    darkness is my closest friend.

Francie Winslow

Ann Lamott

Glennon Doyle – Momastery

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