“Hey Christians! Listen up
…being okay with NOT being okay is simply an admission of where you are in that moment in time.
It is NOT an insistence that you want to stay in a broken place or an inept state.
It IS an admission and acknowledgement of where you are and by default, some place you don’t want to be for long or certainly not forever. But the mere fact that you have the presence of mind to admit that something in you is broken or not working correctly, implies that you’d like for it to one day be fixed.
Ways in Which We Are Not Okay
ANGRY, WEAK, TIRED, FULL OF GRIEF, DERANGED, INCONSOLABLE, prone to UNHEALTHY ADDICTION… Letting the right someone know you feel this way is valuable and a must. It is NOT a declaration that that is where you think you should always be.
HEALING, FAITH, COMFORT, PROSPERITY, JOY, PEACE all come along with SALVATION and thus are the rebirth right of a Christian. SALVATION is not just a get out of Hell free gift card; it’s truly the gift that keeps on giving in that it is a package deal.
Sometimes that HEALING we have access to or provision of everything we need happens instantly; but sometimes there’s a very real gap. That gap exists between the reality of our situation lining up with the truth of God’s word.
I might say “I am definitely in need of:_____________…”
fill that blank all the way in *wink. Yes, I am blessed and highly favored! Yes, I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus! Yes I am capable of living a life that causes me to be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, which brings forth fruit in its season, whose leaves do not whiter and whatsoever I do will prosper! While at the same time, there are many times in life or often some area in my life where I am STRUGGLING; Many times or even SEASONS when I need someone to hold me, rub my back while I have a good old fashioned cry! I need someone to hold my hand and go with me to recovery meetings! I need therapy! I need an accountability partner OR someone to pray for me and anoint me with oil (the doctor)! I need help simply getting out of bed in the morning because I don’t know how I’m going to face the day! Although I grieve with hope, I still grieve, and I need the space and time -whenever I need it- to do just that.
I’m here to tell ME that sometimes, it’s okay to NOT be okay.
In fact, as long as I am wrapped in flesh and walk upon this sin cursed earth, the expectation is I will encounter things that I am ill-equipped to deal with alone.
always equals hope tbc-