Where We're At
Sometimes, it's not who we are, it's just where we're at.
We don't actually dislike people, we're just too tired to put forth the emotional and physical effort to make a connection.
We're not actually lazy, our bodies are just asking for a break.
We're not actually quick-tempered, we're just under enough stress that extra things seem unbearable.
We're not actually afraid of the future, we're just surrounded by so much uncertainty that thinking ahead to even more uncertainty feels terrifying.
There are days when we must wake up, look ourselves in the eye, and say, 'this is how I feel, not who I am.'
There are days when it is a real fight to silence guilt and ask for grace. To stop listening to the voice that hounds you with reminders of what a terrible person you are, and to ask, instead, for reminders of who God created you to be, what He wants you to do, and the strategy for how to be and do that in your current situation.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.