As a pastor's wife, people tend to put us up on a pedastal at times thinking we have the perfect life with no strife. As tears stream down my face I can tell you that is far from the truth. I am just a normal, down to earth gal who hurts, gets mad, feels lonely at times and I can throw myself a kickin' pity part too. I think, as scripture says, there is a time for everything (Ecc. 3:1). God does not expect us to have a plastic smile on our face when we are crying on the inside. Remember He knows our every thought anyway (I John 3:20). What He does want us to do is turn to Him in our times of sorrow, frustration or exhaustion. He promises that when we are weak, He is strong (II Cor. 13:9)! He promises to turn our mourning into gladness (Jer. 31:3). He promises to make all things turn out for good when you love Him.
So as I'm keeping it real this morning and have caused you to join my pity party, I am so thankful for friends that allow me the opportunity to be real and love me anyway. I am also eternally grateful to a loving Savior and friend who allows me the opportunity to crawl up in His lap and let Him wrap His arms around me as He assures me that He is in control and everything is going to be o.k.
Rest in God's promises today and let's have a kickin dance party instead! :)