Are You Empty Inside?
A neighbor’s house is decorated for Halloween using posable skeletons: 2 human like figures and a dog. Every day the wife conjures up positions to put them in and every night the husbands sets up the scene. Our whole street looks forward to seeing what the skeletons are doing.
It’s the buz on the street. I know, I know, don’t we have better things to do? Honestly, this creative show provides the fun and levity needed in a world filled with anger, fear and frustration. Even the grandkids text us to see what the skeletons are doing.
Looking at the skeletons each day got me to thinking about what I am doing, feeling, and how I handle my days.
Whether it be the little mundane events in my life
or the big events, (proposing marriage)
How am I reacting, projecting, and handling it all? Do I grumble, grouse, grieve for what I could/should be doing at this time in my life?
Or do I take my days in stride, looking for the good and knowing the bad won’t last. Am I a little bit jealous of this skeletal family who seem to have and do it all or do I realize that even this skeletal family may have some hurts, hang ups, and skeletons in their closet (pun intended)? Maybe, like them, I am feeling like a series of connected bones, going through the motions but empty inside. Are you feeling that way too? Are you feeling empty inside?
Where has life placed you right now? Maybe you’re not in a comfortable position.
Maybe you are physically, emotionally and spiritually spent.
Illness, marital discord, addiction, financial constraints can make us feel like we have been reduced to only our skeletal bones.
How do you fill in your emptiness? (Hint: I usually try to eat everything unhealthy in site).
- Jesus tells us in Mark 6:31 to “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Hard to do with lists of things to do but life is not a sprint but a marathon and marathon stops to replenish.
- As we rest, we submit, and wait on the Lord knowing that what seems impossible for us is altogether doable for the Lord (Psalm 37:7).
- Focus on the process and not the end result.
- Share with someone you trust, seeking out others to help and to pray with. Protect, share and pray for one another continuously.
- Fill our minds with the word of Christ, our Souls with the Holy spirit, our hearts with the love of God for we will find nourishment and strength (1Thes 2:17).
While we may feel empty inside; trust that “this too shall pass”. Trust God to be big and strong enough to handle any position you may find yourself in. God is always at work. While the current position(s) may still be uncomfortable; let your heart not be untroubled, your soul be at peace and your mind affirm that there is refuge in the presence of God. He will redeem every trial, every failure, every bit of suffer that we give over to Him.
Are you in a season of suffering? If you are in a position of pain, how can I pray for you?
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 New International Version (NIV)
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