In a funk, faithful friend? If you are, take heart and know that there are simple ‘seasons without reasons’ in life – and some of them feel strangely funky. Know that these feelings will pass, like seasons and reasons do. The light will shine through the window into your soul; your smile will reign and you will laugh out loud. Soon.
Then you will forget all about the funk in such a powerful, pervasive manner that the next time the funk arrives, you will forget faster and smoother, rushing the funk out the door like a bad guest.
You will need to remind yourself of the process because funk keeps trying to roll us over. Cruel tries to rule.
It’s not fair to oneself to expect that every day life will feel perfect. Sometimes we are tired, worn from struggles; sometimes the chemicals in our bodies are unbalanced; sometimes the clouds creep over the sun; sometimes we react in ways we are not proud of…sometimes things just go wrong, wrong, wrong.
Everything will turn around, just like the earth does each day. You will be your wonderful, light-hearted self before you know it. Rest, replenish your body, mind, and spirit with good, true, beautiful things. Take care of your heart. Abide in the peace. Trust who and what helps you feel safe. Be it.
Cruel tries to rule, but you are the queen of your esteem: wear your invisible crown.
I love abiding in Jesus! Beautifully written!
Thank you PJ you hit every part of who I am. I wish I could stay happy and up all the time, and I try to do that. However, life gets in the way sometimes, and I think that is just the way it is, up and down. But each day is new experience and I always look forward to that. I’m happy knowing that the Lord is always on my side and by my side always.
Hey Sandy – please come to GNO on Friday, October 18, which I’ve entitled “There’s Always an UP Side”. I’m preparing it into a book to sell as a fundraiser for a nonprofit that I cherish: Hope Wellness Center for breast cancer patients. Many helpful tips to stay “UP” as a habit.
Wear your invisible crown, girl, knowing that it doesn’t have thorns like the visible crown that our Lord wore. You are loved, xoxo
Yep, we are the daughter of the King!!! Having wonderful Christian friends always helps me stay up!!
Yes, you be the one you taught me this fact, Cheryl! Yes!
THANK YOU for speaking to the soul!
[Let’s talk more about Thanksgiving plans. We’d love to have you. I will try to send you a message in the next week – but I might need prompting. These past few weeks have been too busy.]
We look forward to see you wearing your invisible crown in your new palace in Tucson, Jess
Love this, thank you so much! Whenever I am in a funk, I will refer back to this!
I must say, Ms. Elizabeth, you look great in your invisible crown!