When life presents mental health difficulties that continue for long seasons, we need to remind ourselves of our greater purpose in life and God’s unfailing love toward us. Life may not make sense. We may not see a light at the end of the tunnel. We may struggle to find purpose and a place of rest in our hearts.
This scripture came to mind today…
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. Job 8:21
Who will fill your mouth with laughter? Who will fill you lips? He will. The God of the Universe. Sometimes, we take on the weight of the world and the weight that only Jesus was meant to carry. WE must fix it. WE must figure out the next step. WE must. Our role in the journey of life with God is tricky and challenging mystery, in my opinion. We do need to listen and act on what God is leading us to do. We do need to take risks and try things out of our comfort zone to grow and discover where we are meant to be. We are never expected to do it perfectly, yet how often to we place it all on ourselves to figure out the story of our life? Whether is a relationship, career move, or making some major life change, the weight of the stress of these things can really take a toll.
If I was sitting at the table and having a conversation with Jesus, I don’t think He’d be looking at me and saying why don’t you have all your stuff together yet? I think He’d be full of compassion, wanting to comfort and direct my heart toward His love and toward His ways.
May you find the grace to rest in the arms of Father God today and keep putting one foot in front of the other. Sometimes, that’s all you can do – and that’s all that’s expected of you. What a relief!