The Daily Struggle
Some days are better than others and some days I just want to find a nice rock to crawl under and vanish. Being able to get through the good and the bad is not something that has to be done alone.
When people go through the “rehabilitation” process, may it be getting over drugs or an injury, the counselors talk about how it is important to have a support system. I remember doing an exercise where I was tasked to draw a tree. After I drew the tree, I was told that the tree represented me and that the roots (pictured or not) were my support system and the branches were all of the things drawing away from who I am. A tree cannot stand without it’s roots and you alone cannot stand without a support system.
A support system is your family, your friends, your confidantes, your therapist, your pets, and God. A building a relationship with God can help you grow stronger and face things that you may or may not have been able to face alone in the past. The definition of being a Christian is allowing God into your heart and seeking God out. God calls all of us to seek Him out and it’s important to heed that call.
There are going to be forks in the road, there are going to be life changes, and there are going to be struggles. I am the first to admit it is not easy to open up about feelings or personal struggles, but the easiest person to open yourself up to is God. Why? Because God knows what is in your heart, whether or not you do.
When you hit that wall and you think you cannot get past it, pick up your Bible and seek God. He knows what’s going even if you are not sure yourself. Ask Him for guidance and, this one is very hard for me, for help.
Remember in that moment of darkness you are never alone.
Here’s a Valkyrie Poster my friend gave me when I was feeling down: