Once again, I don’t know where I have been, but I missed the Amazon Prime show, Bosch, about a Hollywood detective named Harry Bosch. Bosch is a stand-up cop, but he is like a dog with a bone. This serves him well most of the time because he doesn’t stop a case until it solved. I like how cases don’t get solved in one hour like most police dramas. In fact, the complex ones can take an entire season or more!
We just finished season five of seven. I hear Bosch Legacy is the newest series, but I don’t want to know anything about it yet. I’ll work my way there. Anyway, some background on Bosh: he is divorced but still adores and loves his ex-wife. They have a good relationship, especially when it comes to their daughter, Maddie. His ex-wife remarried; he is married to his job, thus the break up in the first place.
Bosch was raised by his mother who was a prostitute…that is until she is brutally murdered. He then goes “into the system” where he is mistreated and abused. Bosch grows up, joins the military after 9-11, and becomes a police detective for the Hollywood division after that.
Bosch spends every available moment he isn’t working trying to solve his mother’s murder. I won’t tell you the details, but he eventually solves it. Yet, Bosch becomes more upset and agitated. He can’t let it go because he doesn’t know who he is without the drive to solve the mystery. He is just angry all the time.
By trying to make things right, he missed out on his own life. His hurt and loss became everything. I can relate. I spent 16 years of my life battling Lyme disease, and when I finally defeated it, I was angry. I didn’t do anything to deserve this, and it consumed my life for years. I basically lost my 30s and 40s. I allowed my frustration to become its own thing, and as a result, I still felt sick.
My LLD (Lyme literate doctor) gently told me, “Let it go, Lorraine.” No amount of anger was going to give me those years back, and until I let it go, I would never fully recover, giving the disease even more of my life! I had layers of emotions I had to process, but as I did, I turned a corner. An emotional weight began to lift, and I slowly got my health back.
Through all of this pain and suffering, I found a calling to help others improve the quality of their lives and businesses, just like Bosch was called to help the victims find justice. Throughout the entire series, he has a soft spot for prostitutes and others who society looks down upon. He fights hard for them, and I am passionate about sharing how to beat Lyme disease with anyone who will listen.
My advice to you is this: 1) If you are in a difficult time right now, do whatever it takes to conquer it. 2) Once you have overcome the hurdle, let the negative emotions go. They don’t help you and will actually hurt you in the long run. 3) Look at your tough times of life because in there is probably a calling, passion, or purpose for you.
I believe everything happens for a reason, and you didn’t suffer in vain. God has plans to use it all for His glory. When we can move past the anger, we are able to hear His voice, see His path, and understand His plans for us. Trust Him to use you and your story.
Bosch is a better detective because of the heartache he endured, and as a coach, I am able to support and inspire people through a variety of things since I’ve been through a lot in my life. Let me help you through your trials and bring you out the other side to victory! Let’s get your life back and see how God wants to use you.
Ginger Stahl says
Powerful illustration that is taught in II Cor. 1:3-4, “Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ… who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” Your paragraph – “I believe everything happens for a reason, and you didn’t suffer in vain. God has plans to use it all for His glory.” says it all!! “Others” is BIG for the Christian; we don’t live to ourselves.