Not Every Day Will Shine


I just want to point out something that is clear, and an ever-present reality.  Not every day will shine.  When you wake up, the sun may seem less bright…the clouds may adorn the sky…and you may find yourself out of your element, so to speak.  What you do, and how you respond may indicate how long that “day” will last.

Let me level with you for a moment.  I don’t normally share much about me personally, but I feel it’s necessary because I’m human, and I know there’s likely someone reading this who needs encouragement.  One recurring theme you’ll likely see again is that it’s okay to not always be okay.  I say it so much because I feel it’s that important.  It’s also a lesson I’m repeatedly being reminded of myself.

So, here’s the deal.  I did not write a post yesterday.  Well, truth be told, I started this then, but I could not finish it.  I had to walk away, and I was not able to think, much less write something meaningful to share with the world.  The thing with is is this though – It doesn’t make me broken to have days like this, it makes me human.

I mention that because the one thing I want you to remember is that not having everything altogether, and just ultimately not being perfect doesn’t make you less of a person, and it certainly doesn’t make you broken.  It makes you human.  So, if you’re hurting – if you have no idea how to break free of the emotions that make the world seem like a dark place sometimes, just realize what you are feeling is temporary. You are not alone, and what you are going through will not last forever.  Ask me how I know.

Like I’ve said many times before, don’t be afraid to reach out.  There are times in all our lives where we need people to stand with us in prayer – times when we are unable to stand by ourselves.  Well, this might just be one of those times.  For me personally, it sometimes takes all I have to reach out and ask for help – to ask for others to stand with me in prayer.  However, it’s paramount that I do so.  I cannot imagine life without prayer.  Though times are sometimes tough, prayer is and remains powerful.

While not everything feels right with the world, I can say with certainly it will not always feel this way.  Hold on tight…the ride isn’t over yet.  There is hope for a new tomorrow.


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