12 April 2014

It's Okay To Not Be Okay

"It's okay to not be okay. You just can't stay there." - TobyMac Facebook Status

This quote was exactly what I needed tonight. This semester and past year or so has been a little tough in general. It's not easy moving to new places and making new friends. I have been learning that first hand. Although it has been hard it hasn't been all bad, don't get me wrong there. I just mean that I needed that quote tonight because I needed to be reminded that it's okay to feel disappointed or sad or angry, and to feel like your a hot mess. I have certainly had my fair share of those feelings the past year and a half. The important thing to remember is that you can't linger in it. Lingering in are bad feelings only makes us feel worse and become bitter or depressed. We need to take these feelings to God and ask him to help us. 

1 Peter 5:6-11

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

It's okay to not be okay. You just can't stay there. 

Tell God how you feel, he can take it.

Listen to this beautiful song by Jeremy Camp called "Healing Hand of God" It just came across my iTunes as I was writing this, and it touched my heart. 



7 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful post to read, always a nice reminder. Love your blog.


    x leah symonne x


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  2. I love this. Sometimes as Christians we think have to have this facade that everything is okay. But it's okay for everything to not be okay, as long as we don't dwell on it and take it to the Lord!

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  3. that is so true!
    Thanks for stopping by our blog, do you have a blog that we can check out?

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  4. Yes ma'am! wetherillssayido.com :)

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  5. Thanks Madison! It's so true, it's totally okay to admit we fall short and ask God to help us.

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  6. Your welcome Jess :) I love that verse too!

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  7. Thanks so much Leah! How sweet of you :)

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