Foolywank Friday: Pretending like pain lasts forever

Today I am in pain.  

It feels like I'm walking through the valley of the shadow of death,

But I ain't scared.  

Hurting and sad at times,

But I will fear no evil.  

My Dad is a king.   

The King, actually.

So in the midst of tremendous angst and funky feelings,  I have peace and a hope that supersedes my understanding.  That's how I can keep moving forward with the knowledge that everything is gonna be alright. 

My friend reminded me that it's ok to cry and know everything will be alright...  

I heard a good man say, "brokenness and hope live in the same room ...because they hold hands." Two weeks ago, his words inspired this post.   Today this message is my reality.    

If you're in the midst of a difficult situation, a tough transition or 
You have lost someone you loved...
If life is not turning out the way you expected or
You're aching over a dream delayed or a promise forgotten...
Maybe your plans went kaput or 
You don't have a plan at all.
If someone you love is going down a path you can't follow or 
You're the one taking that new path...

My hope today is that we will all be encouraged... 
As life goes on... 
In spite of difficulty, trauma, hurt or pain.  

It has always amazed me how your world can come to a screeching halt in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life all around you.  

That's when you're in the eye of the storm.  
The safest place to be, actually.  

It is a quiet place of peace, inexplicable awe and total surrender... 
(Mainly because you have no other choices at the time.)

In this motionless space, a new part of you comes alive with amplified awareness and appreciation for this circle of life.  

It's painful.  
It's peaceful.  
And it's divine.  
Even though it hurts like hell.  

In the ever so still and quiet eye of the storm (as ruckus swirls all around!), there comes a moment of clarity and immeasurable insight into that which matters most: 

The many blessings in Life (despite the yuck)
And the Blessed Assurance that all things work together for good.  

You see,  in the eye of the storm,  God is made manifest.

And that is why I ain't scared.  

Don't you be either...  

If you are in pain today, be encouraged!  

My Granny says, "Trouble don't last always" and she is one of the wisest women I know.  

Everything's gonna be alright! :)

1 comment:

  1. Your granny was a wise woman.


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