What do you do when life does not go the way you expect it to? When it throws you a curve ball so curvy that you can’t even begin to catch it? When it was thrown so hard it knocks you off balance?
You spin, you whirl, you wobble, you fall. You fall down hard. So hard that for a time you can’t even think straight. Blindsided? Or were you? Did you see it coming and just put your head in the sand day after day?
Now what? Where do you go from here?
Jesus… sweet Jesus. Hang on tight. Hold his hand. Press in and be thankful even when you don’t think you can.
“He does not give you more than you can handle.” Really? That overused line does not bring comfort. Oh, how it’s spoken recklessly to people in crisis.
Stop! Breathe. Draw close to him and settle in. Pray… hope… trust… pray… believe.
Believe that broken things can be restored.
Believe that disappointment is not forever.
Believe that after every storm dissipates
there is clarity and light.
Believe that even if love and kindness
doesn’t change them,
it will change you.
(The Backroads Girl)