A very beautiful calming post.

Secret Garden Creative

There is so much that’s difficult bound up in life. So many
things that are unfair or make no sense, so many things just aren’t okay. There
is struggle, discomfort, fear, sometimes outright pain and all of it hurts,
there’s no way around it. There are things so excruciating to move through that
we become unrecognizable once on the other side.

For a variety of reasons, I’ve been musing about what to do with all of the hurting lately. And this weekend, I received an answer from a friend. It’s okay for things to not be okay, she said. And there’s an aspect of this that seems really huge. She didn’t mean that suffering is insignificant, something to be minimized or ignored, what she meant is there is space for it.

Maybe you believe in divine order, maybe you don’t. It doesn’t matter. Whatever you happen to come up against…

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