Can we thrive in the trenches?

So, I feel like I say this a lot, but maybe it's just the season I am in? Life has been SO. HARD.

I'm thick in the trenches and just surviving. Again.

What is this cycle I keep finding myself on? I get burnt-out on life, then need to work extra hard to take care of myself, I try to develop some habits to use regularly for my own self-care. They don't stick. And before I know it, I'm in over my head and struggling. Drowning in everyday life.

This isn't how life is supposed to feel. Right?

Right now, everything just feels like TOO. MUCH.

How do you get through when your strength is fading and you just don't know if you are strong enough?

This past week I was reminded of the truth that vulnerability opens the door to togetherness, and togetherness reminds you that you are not alone and you can get through whatever you are facing.

When life is hard I have that tendency to just retreat, create a safe distance, a wall even, and not let people in. Fear builds the wall. Fear of failure. Fear of letting people down. Fear of not being enough.

But when we tear down the wall and open up to safe people, we are given hope to get through. Hope that we aren't the only mom who struggles. Hope that God really can redeem whatever problem we are facing.

Tear down the walls, ladies.

The walls meant to protect you also isolate you and hinder true community and true living.

Find your safe people, and RUN to them. Run to them like your life depends on it. Because we are meant for more than surviving.

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