I have had a very unsettling week. Bad news, sad news, headaches have cropped up over the week. I have had the image of being a pack mule in my head, and every day I have felt like another 50 lb. load has been added to my burden, weighing me down. I need some encouragement that I’ll be okay.
I know that everyone struggles with disappointments and problems and bad news over his/her live. You wouldn’t exactly be living if you didn’t have pain. How to handle that pain has always been something with which I have tussled.
We had a Women’s Leadership Summit at work yesterday and one of the speakers talked about happiness. She had a list of five things that led to happiness, including Diet and Exercise, Meditation, Intention, etc. I appreciated where she was going, but I felt like she was just a little too “new age-y” for me.
For me, I have to rely on my faith. I can’t rely on myself, because I have already learned that I am not perfect and prone to mistakes.
Tenth Avenue North is one of my favorite Christian bands and they sing a song called “Times”. In this song, God tells us the times He’ll love us, including:
The times you’re broken
The times that you mend
The times that you hate Me, and the times that you bend.
Well, My love is over, it’s underneath.
It’s inside, it’s in between.
These times you’re healing, and when your heart breaks.
The times that you feel like you’re falling from grace.
The times that you’re hurting.
Yep, that about describes how I’m feeling right now. Relieved and happy to know that God has my back. That is where my comfort is coming from this week.