Down but not out.

I've had a number of disappointments of late - major and much wanted changes that just haven't worked out. Things have started to get on top of me a bit. I've started to feel really, really tired. Nothing feels inspiring. I don't feel hopeful. I can't be bothered. I wallow in this for a while. I pray that things will get better.

And slowly, they do. Because I don't live this life alone and am not even able to draw breath of my own accord. Because I have a tender, loving and wonderful Father who takes care of me. Who knows me intimately and sends me consolation when I feel so awful.

As things start to improve the feeling of hope returns. Because, as long as we have faith we are never without hope. It really does spring eternal, because God is eternal and even when we give up on ourselves He will never, ever give up on us.


baukje said...

I am so sorry for you my dear Kelly that you don't feel good.For me walking a lot outside and working in the garden will help sometimes..... It will empty my head!
Thanks for this post!

Vicky said...

It's exhausting when life gets too challenging, isn't it? One thing that I like about getting older is the experience of knowing that God does pick us up and the hope it brings. I can understand why the elderly, at church, are always so serene.

I hope things are looking better.

Hugs and prayers:-)

Simply Shelley said...

Never.....indeed. I pray you soon find your joy once again. I have been where you are......God is able.....blessings

Sue Elvis said...


Just when we least expect it, joy returns to our life. God is full of surprises. It can be difficult to keep plodding on, but I am sure your faith will be rewarded. I will pray for you.

God bless

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