I know that part of our incredible journey through life is experiencing sadness. If only this knowledge would lessen the pain, or somehow make it easier to get through.
If you find yourself wondering what to do with your sadness, or how to move through it, I'm sharing a few things I've been doing along the way.
And then one day, you'll wake up and it won't seem so bad anymore. The sun will light your face and you'll feel hopeful again. Promise.
I've been practicing being gentle with myself. Allowing the pain. Trusting in God's timing and feeling His grace.
I've been praying (a lot). And giving thanks for the ones who pick me up and tell me everything will be alright.
I've been taking the best advice, and just allowing myself to feel how I feel.
I've been remembering this: "For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11
I've been reminded that there is a fine line between knowing the truth and accepting the truth. I'm currently working on the accepting part.
I'm working on believing that it is okay to tell the truth about what you're going through. You don't have to bear the weight of it alone, and there is nothing to be ashamed of. You might even be surprised to find there are so many others out there who have been where you are.
Even amidst the sadness, there is still so much good in the world. So much to be thankful for. I am reminded that there are no mistakes. Right here and now is temporary, and only a place of preparation for all the blessings to come.
Love to you, friends