by Tammy Whitehurst
There comes a time when we are done. Done with crying. Done with anger. Done with bitterness. We are done. Flat out…..DONE.
We cannot afford to waste our days. Life is short. Spinning our wheels and waking up every day to a new day, but never in a new way must cease. Yes, the unthinkable happened. It was understandable to grieve. To cry. To weep and wail.
I have walked in those shoes and slid on the slippery slope of falling flat on my face. Finally, one day I gave the situation to God because I could not handle it anymore. My heart and flesh cried out for God to rescue me from the heartbreak and broken relationship.
The moment we surrender it all, He can take control and begin to work things out like we never imagined. We may never understand why something happened, but we can understand that we have a MESSiah for every single one of life’s messes, for every heartbreak, and every time we have felt like we were finished. He will cover us in peace when we seek His face.
Here is what I had to learn. Time flies and it does not return. Years pass and we never get them back. Enough precious time has been wasted. We cannot wait all of our lives for something that might never happen.
We can prevail over setbacks and emotional pain. We can move past the disbelief. The distress.
I don’t know what you’re going through today, but I do know this: God has a plan to bring you above water again. You will not drown when He is the rescuer. It might not be what you expected, but it can be more than you ever imagined.
Begin to notice the beauty of sunsets again, the sound of laughter, the chirping of birds, and the fragrance of a rose. Hold up the white flag of surrender and worship while you wait for God to unravel the tangled-up mess. Surrender all the pain and live life again.
It’s past time to seek the sunshine, plan the vacation, a day with friends, or a trip to the coffee shop. Open the doors once again and invite people for dinner. Don’t just seize those moments, squeeze those moments!
If we wait for the perfect time to begin living again, we might wait so long we run out of time. It is never too soon for a new beginning.
Battered and wounded troops—it’s way past time–let’s roll. Forward, march!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 NKJV
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About the author: As an author, blogger, and full time speaker, Tammy Whitehurst encourages and challenges audiences to live life kicked up a notch. She has been described as a hoot with a capital H! She has written articles for Lifeway magazines, Woman’s World, Mature Living, Christianity Today and many other publications. Her devotional, High Heels and Hallelujahs is a hit with women in a fast paced world. However, to those who know her best she is simply Davis’s wife, a former middle school teacher, and a proud mom to four grown kids. She struggles like the rest of us with dust, dog hair, cellulite, junk drawers, and wrinkles. You can find her on youtube and Facebook.
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