Life is just hard, y’all.
Even when I know in the depths of my soul that I’m blessed beyond all I could ask, hope or imagine.
I still feel like I’ve been suckered punched in the gut sometimes. Especially right now in this season of life.
My stomach hurts. My palms are clammy. My eye is twitching.
And this life stuff that’s got me all out of whack? There’s absolutely, NOT ONE THING, I can do to fix it.
As a doer, this is a HARD place for me. And I know it’s a hard place for you, too.
I wish I had a fairy wand to sprinkle “LIFE IS FABULOUS” dust all around, but I just don’t.
What I do have are some suggestions on what we can do when we don’t know what to do.
I’m sure there’s more than three. But these three?
Tried and true, my friend, and I’m speaking from experience.
- Pray Sometimes the best we can do is whisper the name of Jesus. And that’s ok. Our prayers aren’t powerful because of us, but because of Him.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
- Stand firm Our faith can get shaky when we’re in the midst of life’s battles, but we must hold fast to what we know is true. Our God never fails.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love. I Corinthians 16:13-14
- Rally the troops God didn’t create us to do life alone. When the weight of this world threatens to crush us, reaching out to others can help us share the burden. Even when #mypeople don’t have the answers, their prayers and words of encouragement are like a balm for my soul.
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
Father, God, thank you that you hear our prayers. Help us to trust Your plans even when we don’t understand. Let us stand firm in our faith in You. Lord, we know You are faithful. Surround us with people who love you and who will help carry the burdens of this life and help us to recognize those in need and do the same for them. We love you, Jesus. Amen.