I always think that whenever Iâ€™ve been sick. Afterwards, I think, It feels so good to feel good!
I haven’t been sick lately, but we’ve had a few things occur that have jarred our little world. Enough to make me appreciate normalcy.
Now, after weeks of wishing for normal, longing for boring, itâ€™s back: Routine! Blessed monotonous, always a dull moment routine. How I craved it! If I could hug it, I would!
Have you ever felt this way? If youâ€™ve been through a surprising, bumpy road that maybe you knew was temporary, but seemed unending at the time, maybe you know what Iâ€™m talking about.
In the beginning, your adrenaline surges. Eyes wide open, youâ€™re taken aback, but youâ€™re ready for this! Your mind is on high alert. Youâ€™re a prayer warrior. Bring it on!
But then, the adrenaline settles, and so does your situation. Reality sets inâ€¦this could be awhile. Hmmm. This could be a drag. But weâ€™ll get through it!
Thenâ€¦thereâ€™s no question. It IS a drag. And it seems to drag on and on. Your mind tells you thereâ€™s an end, but your spirit is losing hope. The words coming out of your mouth donâ€™t even sound like they belong to you. Who is that grouch talking? You need an intervention, the heavenly kind.
Just when you think you canâ€™t get any lower, you pour your heart out to God. You tell him you canâ€™t do it anymore. Youâ€™re sick and tired of it. Itâ€™s wearing you down. You canâ€™t even remember how it felt to be the real you.
Friend, thatâ€™s when God swoops in and shows his abundant love! To be sure, he treats us in different ways according to our needs and personalities. But we walk away knowing without a doubt God loves us, without condition. We walk away with hope.
And hope is the one thing we cannot live without.
Hope is the bridge that gets us from awful to wonderful. If your day is awful, tell God about it, right now. You need his hope. Your situation wonâ€™t change, but your outlook will. If you look at an awful situation with hope, you can make it.
Leave me a comment and Iâ€™ll pray for you, friend. We all need hope.