In this series, we will be addressing 7 ways to make Menopause a positive experience and the facts versus the truths about Menopause. You can also download a free printable PDF of bible verses that relate to Menopause.
7 ways to make Menopause a positive experience
Menopause is a natural event for every woman. It represents the end of the reproductive years, and some dread this season because it feels like the end of their feminity.
Women all have different experiences of Menopause, but the constant thing is that every woman will go through Menopause. Below I will share 7 ways to make Menopause a positive experience.
1. Watch your thoughts.
‘As a man thinks so is he ‘Proverbs 23:7 NKJV
Thoughts are powerful. We need to pay careful attention to this powerful weapon possessed by every humankind. We are products of our thoughts. Having negative thought is common during Menopause, but we can choose to focus on all the things going well in our lives and not the negatives. Have an attitude of gratitude. Keep an appreciation journal. Make it a habit to write down daily the things you are grateful for that day. Keeping this good habit will help to lift your mood.
2. Laugh often. Yes, laugh! Laughter is good medicine.
‘A joyful, cheerful heart brings healing to both body and soul’ Proverbs 17:22 TPT.
Laughter is good for the soul. During menopause, most women struggle with low mood, irritability and depression; having a good laugh can lift your Spirit. Experts say laughter can stimulate the immune system, enhance our learning and memory, and help us cope with stress. Make it a habit to laugh, surround yourself with people with good humour, watch a nice comedy, laugh and laugh!
3. Look after yourself
Have some ‘ME’ time. Eat well, rest well, relax and enjoy your everyday life.
Go to the gym, go for walks, get together with friends and enjoy good company.
Have time to reflect, listen to calming music. Do what makes you happy.
Avoid stressful situations, take care of yourself, pamper yourself, spa time etc.
4. Have a quiet time
‘And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed’ Mark 1:35 KJV.
Develop the habit of having a quiet time daily. Take the time to reflect and meditate on God’s words. Fellowship with the Father and receive grace to see you through the day. Learn from Jesus. He got His strength from the quiet time He spends every day with the Father.
5. Connect with like-minded people
‘Do not forsake the assembly of each other’ – Hebs 10:25 NKJV
Make friends, build relationships, don’t stay isolated, reach out, don’t focus on the troubling symptoms of Menopause but reach out to others.
6. Make the right choices.
‘Be careful for nothing but in all things by prayers and supplication make your requests known to God’ Phil 4:6 NKJV
Choose to be happy, choose not to worry, pray instead of worrying.
7. Speak right
‘Let the weak say I’m strong’ Joel 3:10
‘So tell them,’ As surely as I live, declares the Lord, I will do to you the very thing I heard you say’ Numbs 14:28 NLT.
Words are powerful, declare what you want and not what you see.
Above are 7 ways to make menopause a positive experience. Can you relate to any of the above points? Let me know in the comment section.
Menopause: Medical facts versus biblical truths
Menopause is a normal transition that all women will go through at a stage in life. Science tells us the facts, but what is the truth?
The facts :
It is a medical fact that women going through Menopause will be moody, irritable, be at risk of broken bones, be tired with no energy, foggy head, memory loss, and the list goes on.
But how is this different from what we know in God’s word. What is the truth from the word of God?
It’s very reassuring to know that there are promises in the Bible for women going through this natural transition and that they can go through this with grace.
The Truths :
Science said that women going through menopause are at risk of weak bones ( osteoporosis ), leading to bone fractures. But God’s word says :
He protects all his bones; not one of them will be broken. Psalm 34:20 NJKV
The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones. You shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Isa 58:11 NKJV
Science said menopausal women would present with tiredness, no energy, a foggy brain, hazy memory, and the list goes on. But the truth from God’s word says
If the same Spirit of him that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11 NKJV
The life-giving Spirit of God will hover over him, the Spirit that brings wisdom and understanding, The Spirit that gives direction and builds strength, the Spirit that instils knowledge and fear of God. Isa 11:2 Messg
And the Lord will take away from you all sickness and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known but will lay them on all who hate you.” Deuteronomy 7:15 NJKV
I will be your God throughout your lifetime until your hair is white with age, I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you. Isaiah 46:4 NLT
This last scripture in the New Living Translation is my favourite, which is yours? Let me know in the comment section.
Menopause is not an end; it’s the beginning. It’s a whole new chapter. It’s the dawning of a new season; embrace it with great grace. It’s the beginning of bigger, better and brighter things.