When It Doesn’t Feel Well

I’ve been completely weary lately. Tired. Weak. Emotional. Overcome with dismay. {okay, those last words were David’s - not my own}  We’ve got a tad bit going on here as we unplug from our community of 20+ years, begin our “new” life 7 hours away, and prepare our oldest to leave the nest.  This is the beginning of my list, and I know you have a long list of your own too.  Honestly, it doesn’t always feel well.


Yet these are the times when I most need to dig into God’s Word. Reading passages like Psalms 142 and 143 helps me see through my feelings and recognize the truth. David was called “a man after God’s own heart,” and he felt the exact same things. Peeking into his heart cries and conversations with the Lord, brings me comfort, hope, and a perspective rooted in truth rather than emotion.

🌱”my spirit is weak - you know my way, o Lord” 142:3

🌱”no one cares - you are my shelter and portion, Father” 142:4-5

🌱”I’m so weak - Lord, you are so generous with me” 142:6-7

🌱”my heart is overwhelmed - I remember all you have done for me” 143:4-5

🌱”I’m in a pit - I trust you” 143:7-8

🌱”I need some direction - you are God and lead me on level ground” 143:10

You and I are NOT alone, friend. We all feel weary, overwhelmed, and sad at times in the midst of our ways.  But our feelings aren’t truth. We have a faithful Father who stands ready to carry us when we ask.  So this is how even when when it doesn’t seem well - we can know that it IS well.  




I cry to you, O LORD; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."

Psalm 142:5

“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!”

Psalm 143:10

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