Have you ever just had one of “those days?”

…Days that seem to never end. Ones that are filled with reminders of your failures, insecurities, busyness, etc…

I’ve been there. In fact, today was one of “those days.”

The day started off with complete exhaustion, which caused me to have no motivation to go to my third day of college classes. From there, I couldn’t focus in class, I felt alone, overwhelmed, and flustered, and by the end of the day, I ended up having a big meltdown.

Sounds like a great day, right?

Instead, it was the complete opposite of a great day.

One thing I have been learning over the last several weeks is that even in the chaos of life, it’s okay to not be okay.

Meltdowns show the beauty of the ice breaking and the numbness of life turning back into feeling.

Venting and talking to people leads to you both helping each other with differing problems that end up leaving you encouraged and renewed again.

It’s okay to not be okay.

We all want an easier life, and we all wish that things would go smoothly rather than go through an absolute mess to get to the finished product of what God has in store for our lives.

We must reach out in community, and we must also look up and seek our Creator in every aspect of life. He knows our deepest hurts and desires. He feels our pain, sees our tears, and wipes them away, giving us the strength, courage, confidence, etc. we need to get through our hard times.

God is our shepherd, and as being the “dumb” sheep we are, we need to rely on Him and follow Him because He knows the best way to go in every path of life.

Psalm 23 is a well-known passage that talks about this very thing. He gives us rest. He restores our soul.

Meditate on that today. Check up on a friend and see if they are doing okay. Check with your own self and see what is bothering you or hurting you.

Remember, it’s okay to not be okay. In reality, we are all struggling with something in some way, shape, or form. We need each other to get through those difficult times, and most importantly, we need our Shepherd as well.


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