I’ve been kind of in this mud/fog lately in my mind. I’m not quite sure what I’m battling but its there and its weighing heavily on me. But this time, unlike other times of struggle in my life, I am surrounded by community and God’s word.
And it is beautiful.
In the last few days I have seen the Lord care for me and come to my rescue and aid through not only people that I walk closely with but people I never expected. Whether its a mentor, a coworker, my best friend or a friend I haven’t seen in years, I have been amazed to be noticed in a time where my soul has been weighed down so heavily and where I’ve felt alone.
If I could pinpoint the source of this heaviness and move past it, it would be done and gone in a second but sometimes the struggle isn’t always that easy. Sometimes we have to just sit in it a while and wait for it to pass.
But we can, and should, ask for help in that struggle. As a Christian and a member of Biblical community, we are not called to walk alone or go through tough times on our own – it may even be more dangerous should we choose that route.
So, here is my suggestion to you if you find yourself in the same place I currently am:
- Ask for prayer.
- Be honest about where you are.
- Journal it out.
- RUN TO JESUS. Spend time in God’s Word.
- Have hope.
Most of all, know that it will end. As Psalm 30:5 says, “weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” That morning may be days from now, but it will come and I’m holding on for that morning. It’s one of the more beautiful promises we have from the Lord and his Word – something we can hold on to.
And who knows, maybe the lesson in all of this is to ask for help. Maybe this heaviness has been given to me so that I can ask others to help bear the burden and be ready to carry theirs when it comes. All I know is I am thankful for this time and thankful for this opportunity to praise Him through the struggle.
“Even when my strength is lost
I’ll praise You
Even when I have no song
I’ll praise You
Even when it’s hard to find the words
Louder then I’ll sing Your praise”
– Hillsong UNITED “Even When It Hurts”