How to be Okay Even When Things Aren’t Okay

Happy Sunday sweet friends! I love Sundays. It’s not only when I get to worship corporately with the body of Christ, but it’s also a day to rest. To rest my mind, to rest my soul, to rest my body, and to prepare for the week ahead.

I shared with you on Friday this quote by Rich Mullins on why we go to church, and it reminds me today that I go confessing I don’t have it all together.

“I never understood why going to church made you a hypocrite, because nobody goes to church because they’re perfect. If you’ve got it all together, you don’t need to go. You can go jogging with all the other perfect people on Sunday morning.

Every time you go to church you are confessing again to yourself, to your family, to the people you pass on the way there, to the people who will greet you there, that you don’t have it all together. And that you need their support. You need their direction. You need some accountability; you need some help.”

I also found a video from Ann Voscamp that brought tears to my eyes, so I knew I had to share it with you. It’s called, How to be Okay Even When Things Aren’t Okay.

My guess is most of us have lived long enough to experience brokenness and hurt. Each of ours is different, but you are not alone. We’ve all been hurt; we’ve all experienced pain and brokenness.

You aren’t the one person who has done more than what God can forgive, or you haven’t gone through the one thing that God can’t redeem.

Trust me, from someone who has messed up and also experienced deep hurts; GOD IS MORE THAN ENOUGH.

While I understand that when you are in the midst of a difficult season, the pain can seem overwhelming but you will get to the other side and when you do, you CAN and WILL be whole again.

So today ladies choose joy. Know that God is for YOU. Don’t let the enemy steal, kill, and destroy! Stand firm, you’ve got this. I’m praying for YOU.

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Have a blessed day!


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  1. Thanks for the reminder! When my friends tease me about going to church, I always tell them that I I don’t go to church because I think I’m perfect, I go to church because i know I’m broken and I need a little help. It’s good to know that I’m on the right track. (And, by the way, I also run on Sundays after church, that must be when all the imperfect people run!)

  2. Thank you for the beautiful and important reminder of God’s forgiveness and redemption. It is a powerful message that we all should carry with us. Enjoy your day of rest!

  3. Thank you so much for your beautiful post! I truly and honestly needed this today. God is so good and gives you what you need when you need it and He uses beautiful people like you to be His instrument. Thank you for choosing to do what you love to do and also choose to use your wisdom and kindness to make a difference to all of us who truly look foward to reading your posts! God bless you and thank you for praying for us, I am praying for you as well :).Have a blessed day!

  4. Cyndi, thank you for the awesome reminder. I recently read a great book by Sheila Walsh, “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” with a similar message. I found comfort in knowing this. God is good!

  5. Only one of the many reasons I follow you is your Christian Faith. I am a youth minister in a Catholic parish, and Sunday is a long work day for me but I also get to attend Mass twice with the different ministries I coordinate. You are so right about the reason we are all in church. We are broken and are seeking His grace and mercy. Thank you for sharing your faith with us

    1. Thanks, Cyndi, for your gentle reminder today. I needed it! I can always count on you to share a thought or belief that’s timely in my life. Have a great week!

  6. Cyndi, Thank you for sharing this massage with us. I am going through a very hard and difficult period in my life. Thank you again.

  7. Thank you Cyndi this was a wonderful message. We just lost our little dog that we cherished and it’s tough to go through. I know some people are going through a lot worse, but our animals are a part of our family too. Thank you again for your wonderful message… God is good but also the greatest we could ever imagine.

  8. Happy Sunday!
    Thank you for this post. I feel God working through you. I am so glad I found your blog! Your work is a gift🌻

  9. I so needed this today!! Thank you. Two months ago we had 2 of our grandchildren placed with us. A 4 and 2 year old. The next day my husband had a stroke. I have keep it all together and will continue to because I have to for them. Hearing this just reminds me how God has my back and will always be beside me through all this.
    Hope you have a blessed Sunday!!

  10. Thanks for sharing Cyndi. You have a beautiful heart for the Lord. Using your blog as a platform to share the gospel is a true blessing.

  11. Thank you. It was just as I was feeling and you put it down on paper. God Loves us and I am so very humble .

  12. Thanks you for a very needed message. I too, choose JOY!!!!! Thank you for the words you shared. Jesus is my Lord and Savior – and I choose to trust HIM!!!!

  13. Our sermon was on worship and how we should recognize times of worship outside the cooperate worship on Sunday morning. Well, I’ve just worshiped Sunday evening on the porch! Thank you 🙏 I give God the glory!

  14. Thank you so much for your words of wisdom today. I needed this encouragement through the trials my husband and I are facing with his sweet mom. She has cancer, lives with us and we are trying to decide the best treatment. God Bless you.

    1. Cyndi…Thank you for this message. It’s especially relevant because I’m going through a season when all is not ok. However, your encouraging words are helpful and I will continue leaning into God.

  15. Needed this today. We lost our daughter and my granddaughter’s father is suddenly being difficult about visitation. She is 5 and we have always been part of her life.

  16. Thank you for you dedication to your blog. You are reaching out and touching lives in a positive way. With the incorporation of the devotional scripture you offer, we all grow daily in our Christian faith. God bless you and your family.

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  18. Thank you for this beautiful message, Cyndi! Always an inspiration! I look so forward to your posts! Blessings to you and your family!

  19. Cyndi, this is my favorite post of your blog. Your insight and encouragement to us all is a true blessing. Right back at ya, my sister/friend!!!

  20. Thank you so much for the beautiful message, Your inspirations are such an encouragement and always come at a much needed time. Blessings to you! You truly are an inspiration! Have a great week!!

  21. Going to church brings peace to my heart and helps me to stay focused on the person I want to be.

  22. Thanks for today’s post!!! Thanks also for for your kind words and for your prayers!! I pray for you as well.🙏❤️

  23. Last week my husband found my 52 year old brother dead. Having to make that call to my parents was more than I could handle. With the Grace of God, family/friends so much love, support and comfort we are learning to cope. I have peace in my heart knowing my brother is in heaven. So thank you for your post, it was exactly what I needed. I purchased a book for my family called, “I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.” Fantastic book for anyone dealing with a death.

  24. Wow! Straight to the heart….this is what I needed to hear today. Thank you and God bless you. I will send on because truth has to be spoken.