Recently, I’ve been reading through a book where an author shares about a circumstance that affected her life and how God worked through it. A common tagline that has risen from those who are reading the book is “it’s not supposed to be this way”. I am not really sure that I know of a single person who hasn’t experienced an “it’s not supposed to be this way” moment to a certain level. Some more severe than others.
Sometimes you get to watch the navigation of two different families experiencing the same “it’s not supposed to be this way” moment, but from opposite sides.
Emotions run high. Everyone is feeling stress. Some more than others.
Sometimes these situations require wading through the muck until things settle or resolve. Others require action. It’s so important that no matter what YOUR “it’s not supposed to be this way” situation is that you take your steps under the cover of prayer; and in His timing not your own rush to get it over with or sluggish attempt to avoid dealing with it.
Then, grab a journal and start writing it all down. Get all the thoughts and feelings out. Take your time writing through it, you may even need to come back to it a few times and add more details, feelings, etc. Also, take some time away from it. You may find once you have purged it all you will feel better, or that the distance has given you a new lens to view your thoughts with renewed clarity. Then pray again over whether you are being called to let this event go, or to act… and also when is the right timing.