Tuesday, September 4, 2012

When Life Feels Like All Is Falling Apart


What do you do when the flood waters of hurt threaten to spill over your meticulously constructed dam and overtake you?

When the tsunami of disappointment rushes in, swirling mercilessly around your ankles, and you want to turn your back on life?

When the pain is so intense you want the ground to open a deep chasm and swallow you up?

When the tears don’t seem to have an end as they run a familiar path down your cheeks and you’re on your second or third or fourth box of tissues?

When you feel like you can’t face another day of stress and angst and trauma?

When it seems that your love and your caring and your well-intentioned efforts are met with only rejection?

When you don’t have a single soul in the entire world that understands or listens?

When it takes superhuman effort to get out of bed in the morning, put one foot in front of the other, and muddle through the day?

What do you do when you have to remind yourself to breathe?











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24 comments:

  1. I love how Jesus is truly the answer to everything - we have to look no further than the One we always have with us! Thanks for linking up to WIP!

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    1. He really is, if we will just look to Him and not elsewhere, like our circumstances. Thanks, Elizabeth, for hopping over.

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  2. GREAT verse. Highlighted, underlined, and memorized in my heart! Love it.

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    1. The Lord brings this one to my mind quite frequently. Guess I need the continual reminder! Thanks so much, Jennifer, for the link-up opportunity.

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  3. Meghan...I love this. This is especially timely since I feel like I'm wearing cement shoes! :)

    Mindy @ New Equus - A New Creation
    http://newequus.wordpress.com

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    1. I'm so glad it was encouraging today, Mindy. I love your visual of cement shoes -- we'll plod along together. :)

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  4. Love this verse!

    Thanks for the reminder, Meghan!

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    1. So nice to have a gentleman visiting, Joe! Thanks for stopping in!

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  5. What do you do when you have to remind yourself to breathe? Love this verse as an answer to that. I think I hold my breath too much! Need to HOLD ON TO HIM instead. Blessings!

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    1. Agreed, Alicia. Hold on to Him and breathe deeply the breathe of life. So glad you stopped in today!

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  6. Isn't it amazing the power of God's Word to calm the storm that rages within us? Great way to knock a post out of the ballpark, Meghan!

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    1. Sometimes just the anticipation of a few minutes with the Word as I go for my Bible and a comfortable chair will bring relaxing verses to my mind. Thanks so much for your gracious words, Beth!

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  7. Yes. He is "It"... all we can rely on, all we can trust, forever and ever. Nothing and no one else, good or bad in our everyday life, counts. AMEN!

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    1. Trusting and relying without hesitation. Amen! Thanks for commenting, and many blessings to you!

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  8. What great encouragement! I've removed my focus from Jesus too often lately - we are in the midst of a state-wide court case about parental control of children's health decisions. Jesus IS the center. Thank you for linking at Thrive @ Home!

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    1. It is so easy to get distracted! But He is faithful to help us fix our eyes on Him if we just ask. Sounds like an oxymoron, but it's true! So glad you commented today, Audra.

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  9. If we could only remember to look to Jesus in all circumstances! Thanks for the reminder and linking up with WIP!

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    1. Thank you for the link-up opportunity, Mary Beth.

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  10. My heart has truly been overwhelmed lately, what a nice gentle reminder. Everything I'm going through, Jesus went through it first. Who am I to be depressed, downtrodden, w/o hope?

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    1. Praying for you to know the comfort and love of God in a special way, Danielle. (And I love the name of your blog, "Always Smiling"!)

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  11. Wonderful scripture to always remember. Thank you for linking up at NOBH.

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  12. Oh Meghan, you took me back to a time in my life when I was all of those things. And Jesus brought me through. Hebrews 12 is one of my most favorite passages of all! I would often imagine the heroes of our faith standing on the sidelines of life cheering me on as I methodically placed one foot in front of the other, determined not to give up despite what my emotions were telling me. Sometimes, that picture is what got me through my day. But the Bible is truth - Joy really does come in the morning. I am so glad I persevered. Thank you for this post - I know it spoke to someone's present situation and gave them the strength to carry on! Thank you for linking up at Mommy Teaches!

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    1. Sometimes the pictures in our mind can destroy us. But when we focus on Jesus and the pictures in our minds are based in Scripture, then we do come through to victory. Great point about our imaginations, Rosilind. So glad you commented! Many blessings to you!

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