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Okay to not be okay

Okay to not be okay

written by Ashley August 31, 2019

We all enjoy talking about the joys of our lives. Whether that is welcoming a new child into our family or celebrating a big breakthrough. You are full of excitement, joy, and anxious to spread the good news. But, why do we hesitate to spread the news of our troubles and disappointments? Fear of rejection? Fear of displaying our weakness?

It’s okay to not be okay

Although it would be wonderful to live a life full of joy with little to no sorrow. But we know that is just not how life works.
Unfortunately, we all have times in our lives where we just feel overwhelmed with darkness and disappointment. Whatever the circumstance may be that is weighing us down, it is okay to not be okay. God never promised us a perfect life. He also never promised us a pain free life. But what was promised was He would never leave us, and He has prepared a perfect life in His kingdom of eternity.

How many times have you found yourself saying, “But, God, I don’t know if I will ever make it to that perfect place.” The end is not always in sight. Although God did not promise us a peaceful and pain-free life. In Matthew 11:28 He promises He will help carry the load.

  “Come to me all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.”

    Matthew 11:28

But God,

I have been to the point of giving up because the load was too heavy and there seemed to be no end in sight. As my Pastor and dear friend would say, “But, God.” God reminded me that it was ok to fail at carrying the load all alone. God is there and ready to help you carry whatever it is that is weighing you down.

“For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘fear not, I will help you.”

Isaiah 41:13.

Seek and you will find. God’s answer to our plea for help doesn’t necessarily come in the form of removing the pain from your life. It can come in the form of sending you one of His servants.

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ”

 Galatians 6:2.

People that He can work through to get to you. Or simply He will present us a “way out” and we just don’t take that route because our focus is elsewhere. God doesn’t want us to hurt and struggle alone with life’s curve balls.

Grace wins every time

As Christians, our faith will be tested countless times. We will be faced with circumstances that make us question just how deep our faith runs. Things will happen in our lives and we will wonder where God was during that time. We find ourselves questioning phrases such as, “God will never give you more than you can handle.” But, does He? Perhaps He does give us a bit more than we think we can handle, but the missing factor is that we as Christians forget to include…..grace. Grace wins every time, no matter how many points you are behind in the game.

God knows we are going to stumble and we might fall. But sisters, it’s ok to fall. It is ok to question the depths of your faith. It is ok to simply not be okay. During those moments of not being ok, the one who holds the whole world is holding on to you. Pray that the Father will let His kingdom come and His will be done. No matter if you feel like your world is crumbling, keep your head up and listen for God’s command. And, if you are wondering where God is during this time, look to where you left Him.

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles” Psalm 34:17”.

It is explained in Isaiah 40:11 that “He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom.”

Allow God to carry you the rest of the way, He never intended on us doing life alone.

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