I can’t help but feel like I’ve been in a shelter in place situation for the last three years. I’ve felt like these four walls have been tight and the thoughts in my head swirl around like toilet water, I’ve been flushed with junk for years.
I also feel like some sifting has been going on. Much rubble, debris, and material in a colander or net–shake, shake shake…
The good stuff is what I want, the good stuff is what I’ve searched. The things small, unimportant, toxic even… falling away.
Like a wipe out from a rough wave, I’ve fallen off my surfboard of life and am rising to the surface. I feel like we need to talk:
Some days will be hard during Shelter in Place
Some days will be easy during Shelter in Place
We will like certain things about our family members, and some things about our family members we won’t like…
We will struggle
We will conquer
We will smile
We will cry
I know I have had a range of emotions. I know you, too. Have you identified them and spoken with a trusted friend or counselor?
Might I encourage you to seek shelter and safety of friendship in a loved one who is a praying, encouraging type?
I’m praying for you. Let’s go to God: Dear God, we come before you asking for help. Your word says that the Holy Spirit is our advocate and counselor. We pray for wisdom to process what things we need to let go of, and what things you’re calling us to grow in faith. Please keep our hearts from discouragement and keep our heads up. You are the lifter of our head. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.