When we are overwhelmed, stressed out, maxed out, distraught . . . When we’re brokenhearted, furious, depressed, or just done . . . it’s hard to be okay with letting ourselves feel, feel all the emotions of the moment. We’d much rather they just stop. We’d rather shut them down, toughen up, fix ourselves, regain control.
But God made us, He knows us . . . And He made those emotions too. He built us to feel them. He wired us so that we can feel them. So that they can work in us, work through us.
So, could it be that feeling them, and letting them work, is exactly what we need to do? Could it be that those emotions are good for us? Are healthy?
We want to fix what’s broken. We feel shame about what’s broken, and so we feel a responsibility to fix this stuff ourselves. But here’s the thing—we can’t mend what’s shattered, not by ourselves. We can’t repair our broken lives and broken relationships and broken hearts . . . on our own.
We need God.
And we need to let Him work the way He wants to work. In His way. With His timing.
Maybe that’s not what you want to hear right now. Maybe that seems weak or futile.
It’s not. It’s neither . . . Listen to “Not Okay,” and see what I mean.