It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

 “I’m not okay, but I’ll get there.”

I think that though every rejection and lonely moment that I have been through in my life, it has taught me that it’s okay to hurt, it’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay for me to feel pain, but I need to fully rely on God to take that away, not people. I have seen that I need to focus more on my relationship with God, rather than the small, unimportant things.

At the end of every situation, trial & heartache, if I fully rely on God and His plans for me, I will see how He makes all things work together for His good. And I know that I will be able to see what He wanted to teach me.

“and we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” {romans 8:28}

At the end, I will be able to say that God was with me through every step; that’s what gives me hope, and what keeps me going.

“and so you will bear testimony to me” {luke 21:13}

Here are three of the biggest things that I have been learning in these moments, that seem so awful in my eyes, but God is actually working in those moments!

“though there’s pain in the night, joy is coming, joy is coming. through the fire I am refined, this I know. you make all things work together for my good. oh my soul sings, I will trust [you]” – Joy Is Coming {River Valley Worship}

when i am made less:

  • in my eyes – I see it as people rejecting me and not wanting to be my friend, or want what I have to offer, as a person.
  • in God’s eyes – when I decrease, God has more room to make big things happen.

“When you feel like you are at your worst, that’s when God will start to show you how to live at your best, for Him.” –@mollybillo

when i am lonely:

  • in my eyes – I see it as being alone, being unwanted or pushed to the side.
  • in God’s eyes – this is a time where Jesus can lavish his most intimate compassion on me, this is a time when I can cling to Him, and He will provide me with the peace that I need to get through the time of being “lonely.”

“for my power is made perfect in weakness” {2 cor 12:9}

His grace, His forgiveness, His freedom, is enough. His grace covers every sin, every heartache, every trial and every step in this bumpy thing called life. {so poetic, I know}

when there is silence:

  • in my eyes – silence = loneliness and that is automatically translated to wallowing in whatever we are going through, and feeling sorry for ourselves, and listening to sad taylor swift songs.
  • in God’s eyes – in our silence & when I choose to “be still”, that’s when God will speak to me and show me what I need.

“be still and know that I am God” {psalm 46:10}

He needs me to be still and know that He has everything in His hands, that He has a plan for me, and it’s going to be amazing. In your silence, cry out to Him. He will make Himself known to you, He will give you exactly what you need, right in the moment, if you would just “be still.”

“the lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” {exodus‬ ‭14:14‬}

It’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to hurt, but I encourage you; cling to Jesus in your time of suffering. His grace is sufficient for us. He has a plan. He has a purpose for this. His timing is perfect.

The Lord is my shepherd;
    I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
    he leads me beside peaceful streams.
    He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
    bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
    for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
    protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
    My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
    all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord

Psalm 23



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