Today, I am going to address something that has really been bugging me over the last few months in regards to struggles and emotions. This post spawned from a few things I’ve seen posted online, both directly and indirectly towards women who struggle, and it has been in the works for some time now. It’s one of those posts that has me saying “I’m about to publish something really forward, aren’t I? Should I even do this?” But you know what… I’m gonna. This is for you, my sisters.
“Why be sad? Just be thankful you’re alive.”
“Why can’t you just get over it and be grateful for what you have?”
“I don’t understand why you’re being so negative, it could be worse.”
“You think that’s bad? I know someone who–“
We were created as emotional beings, not machines. We were made to feel all sorts of emotions. Even Jesus was moved to tears and wept, and He was the son of God.
Did you know that?
Read John 11.
As Christians, we find our joy in the Lord! But it is completely unrealistic to expect us to feel happiness all the time and to not be deeply moved with grief, whether for our own circumstances or on behalf of someone else’s.