Even the strongest among us slip up once in awhile.
We assume life will go on as usual in an unconscious attempt to control the universe around us.
Then the unthinkable happens and our crown slips. Just a little. The bills are paid, somehow. Our child gets over the flu, hopefully. Work issues are resolved, eventually. And then, we move on to the next best thing.
Everything is 'doable' at some point. We face the shadows of the valley of death and lose our loved ones. Prayerfully, we hope to see them again on the other side of the veil.
Our faith can weaken after hits from life's trials. Or, as love would have it, our faith grows strong.
That is the ultimate in the purpose of our time on this earth.
We can cover up painful feelings of abandonment, loneliness, or feeling out of control. But, our father is always there.
Whatever you are dealing with right now~ maybe you are even thinking ... "where are you God?" "Have you forgotten me?" "What possible good could come out of the fiery trial I'm in?"
I guarantee these questions are inevitable. They are also valuable and even necessary to face.
And, it's not a symptom of weakness to bring your deepest doubts and heaviest sorrows to him. He is rather waiting for you to bring them to him.
How do I know? Because he tells me so. "Come to me..." "Cast your cares..." "I love you."
So when all you do is like spinning the wheels on a hamster wheel and your hopes are running dry. Know that this is the time to pour out your soul to the soul keeper. YOUR soul keeper. He will listen, he will answer, he will attend to your wounds. And wash away your weariness. Rest your head on his shoulder for he knows your deepest desires.
Then straighten your crown, pull back your shoulders and keep going. You've got this!