We don't always have to be strong to be strong.
Sometimes our strength is expressed
in being vulnerable. Sometimes we need to
fall apart to regroup and stay on track.
We all have days when we cannot push any harder,
cannot hold back self-doubt, cannot stop
focusing on our fears, cannot be strong.
There are days when we cannot focus
on being responsible.
Occasionally, we don't want to get out of our beds.
Sometimes we cry in front of people.
We expose our tiredness, irritability, or anger.
Those days are okay. They are just okay.
Part of taking care of ourselves
means we give ourselves permission to
"fall apart" when we need to.
We do not need to be perpetual towers of strength.
We ARE strong.
We have proven that.
Our strength will continue
if we allow ourselves the courage
to feel scared, weak, and vulnerable when we need
to experience those feelings.
Today LORD, help me to know that is it okay to allow myself
to be human. Help me not to feel guilty or punish
myself when I need to "fall apart."
I will remember:
You O LORD are my Strength,
I will trust in You.
You are King Jesus (Yeshua), you reign in my weakness,
You lift me up when I fall apart.
It is You who lets me experience my feelings,
so I might call on You, "the lifted of my head."
Self-doubt, cannot stop me,
fear cannot be strong in Your presence.
Great are You O LORD my Strength!