It’s Okay…

It’s okay not to feel okay. These words are just as much for me as they are for anyone else who is struggling right now.

There are a lot of really strong people doing a lot of great and brave things right now, and to be honest it makes me feel so inadequate. I was fighting my own battle before this pandemic got started and I know that I’m not the only one. I don’t want to be the one struggling at this time, but I am. 

That’s not easy to admit when people around me are standing sturdy. One thing I’ve been struggling with is finding music that speaks to me. There are a lot of great songs out there, but they’re just making me cry. I can’t relate. 

Then there are my fellow upbeat bloggers who are writing some amazingly encouraging things. The things they’re writing are correct, but I’m not there. I’m still struggling. What about you? It’s okay to not be okay. It’s also okay to say that you’re not okay. So this song is for those, like myself, who just aren’t there yet.  

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”

1 Peter 5:10

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30 thoughts on “It’s Okay…

  1. Yes Ma’am, we are struggling, and what’s bad in that though? After all before sunrise, there’s deep darkness everywhere… It’s okay to feel bad, it’s okay to be not okay and it’s also okay to admit it that yes I’m not okay!!! 🤗 Stay Strong – Last Long, Nothing’s Worng!!🤗

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  2. Yes, It’s okay to not feel okay and it’s fine to take however long it needs to get to feeling okay. Just lean into God and He will hold you tighter till you feel better.
    Thank you for always sharing your honest feelings 🤗

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  3. The first thing I thought of was the song by We Are Messengers, Maybe It’s Ok: https://youtu.be/hl5GcRrJLyw. It can be tough to remind yourself of this when you are deep in a pit, though. But I do believe when we are down, we can have rich fellowship with the Lord. When we have nothing but Him to turn to, what an amazing relationship this can create.

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    1. Yes, I know that song. It’s a great song as well. It can be very difficult indeed. And you’re right, He is really good at cornering us when He wants to spend some quality relationship building time with us. ☺

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      1. I want you to know something little sister. As you know, I understand living with chronic illness and depression. I just want to say I am proud of you because you keep trying with the help of Jesus. None of us are perfect. We are all trying to make progress.

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  4. So important to admit when we’re not okay and back in March I was definitely NOT okay, felt like I opened the only roller coaster available in the world…in my mind.
    Today I’m okay but that doesn’t mean I will be tomorrow….regardless I stay in His word no matter my mood because my hope is based off my faith not my wavering feelings!! In my heart I know that I need to stay connected to Him even if my head isn’t feeling it….he turns our mourning into dancing and our darkness to light!! Praying for you sweet friend!!❤️

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  5. I don’t know if you know that there is a book called “It’s Okay Not to be Okay” by Sheila Walsh. I have not read it, but have seen it advertised in the catalog from Christian Book Distributors and it’s available on Amazon, too. So others are not only talking about this but writing about it too. You’re not alone.

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