Girls Night In

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Today, I am sad …

on January 20, 2014

Good morning, friends!

When I agreed to be a part of this blog, I committed to authenticity. My true self sometimes includes unpleasant feelings. How are you feeling today? Today, I am sad. My heart feels a bit tender and lonely.

What do you do when you are sad? No matter where we live, some things are universal … happiness, sadness, anger, responsibility, creativity, loneliness, fear, excitement, adventure, obsession with technology :-),etc. Why? Because we bring ourselves, wherever we go … the good, the bad and the ugly.

Today my heart hurts a bit. Loss is always a part of our lives. Whether it is a literal loss or a metaphorical loss, Loss is loss. Being in a foreign country, we tend to migrate to those who are like-minded and like-spirited. What happens when they pull away? What happens when they move away? We are left missing how they have enhanced our lives while also how they have allowed us to enhance theirs.

In those moments of loneliness, what do you do? Today, I met with a language partner. I took a nap. I treated myself to a coffee, I look forward to dinner with a friend and sharing in a time of worship with fellow believers while presently, I am writing you.

While resting, walking, writing and worshiping, I continue to call out to the Father, asking Him to reach into those deep places and satisfy as no one else can. He is the only one who can be the true companion I desire. He is the only one with the ability to truly satisfy my loneliness and disappointment.

What I also know and count on is today will pass and tomorrow will come. He promises His mercies are new every morning and I choose to believe that.

What does your heart feel today? Are you missing someone? What do you do with those feelings? But most importantly, what do you choose to believe today?

“Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.” Lamentations 3:23 (NLT)

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