As Americans, those of us who stay in touch with current events, most of us know that the last few weeks especially, seem SO upsetting! We have lost 13 of our own military soldiers in Afghanistan and the Taliban has taken over Afghanistan. Many of us are not only distraught over our young men and 1 young lady dying, but the way events are still taking place by our current Administration. It is so overwhelming! Then, we have Hurricane Ida and recently Haiti also again, destroyed. Let’s not forget more fires out in California and of course Covid! We also have people coming through the southern border. So much at once! Is life falling apart?
The Way We Handle Circumstances When We Feel Life Falling Apart
We all handle upsetting circumstances and events differently! Some of us just get irritated. Then it can escalate. We see events getting worse and we start getting mad and angry. But some of us really take it to heart. It may take time, or it may come quickly, but some of us cry. Tears come. They flow and we don’t know when they will stop. I had this happen recently. There was no stopping them and I had no idea when I would start again and when it would stop. Life lately seems so overwhelming!
Is It Ok To Cry When You Feel Life Is Falling Apart?
I like to know what is going on in the world especially when one day after the next, major events are happening. Sometimes it isn’t good to watch too much. Anger sometimes takes over. In the past, I put tears on the back shelf for another time. Tears seemed bad to me, for a time. I didn’t know or believe that healing comes after letting go. It must have been something I heard when I was young.
Since then, I have learned, that these tears help heal. The following link will help explain the medical value of shedding tears: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319631. Learning about tears is actually very interesting! I get out all the heaviness on my heart! Even Jesus wept both in the Garden of Gethsemane and when Lazarus died. He knew what He would soon be facing.
Do Something Different So That Life Doesn’t Fall Apart
In the past couple of weeks, my husband and I had a change in location and schedule. We went away on a short vacation to an RV park down at the Lake of the Ozarks. It was a special time. I had to get away and basically “push pause” and now “reset” and go start again with what I do daily. Focus has been very difficult the past 3 days though, as I have tried to write again.
Be Honest And Start Again
I have things on my mind, but figuring out where to start again has not been easy. Just do it, I told myself a few times today! I am finally doing it and being honest with myself and all of you, that as a human, a person who has a relationship with Christ, it is still possible and acceptable, to hurt. To hurt but to fall into the arms of Jesus and tell Him where I am hurting. It is also important to let my husband know that I hurt and desire to be close, in the middle of all of this. So, if life is falling apart, let Him help you heal. This is what you should do!
I heard the song by Ryan Stevenson recently titled “When We Fall Apart.” This song got my attention as I need to direct my attention to the Lord “when I fall apart.” I had to swallow my pride and allow myself to cry.
Thought I’d add this per request from capost2k… enjoy!