A couple of months ago, a Facebook friend was struggling with the death of a cherished friend and mentor. His emotions were wreaking havoc with his mind and thoughts and the turmoil that ensued within was almost more than he could stand. Post after post on his timeline told of his questions, his lack of understanding and his battle to find meaning in it all. After weeks of wrestling with his grief and pain, one word began to premeate his thoughts –
He finally penned these words:
When you feel as if you can’t go on,BREATHE.When the storms of life cover you,BREATHE.When you don’t want to get out of bed in the morning,BREATHE.When you struggle with your emotions,BREATHE.When you feel as all is for naught,BREATHE.When you need a refreshing start,BREATHE.There are always going to be times when you feel choked off. But know that the fresh breath of Oxygen will always be there to give you sustainable life.– Ben Ford 4/8/18
Life can be overwhelming and if we aren’t careful, if we forget that we aren’t meant to do life alone, we can find ourselves suffocating under the weight of our burdens and cares.
In those desperate moments of grief, heartache, sorrow, uncertainty and helplessness, we must remember to breathe.
There is life-giving hope and strength in the surrender to our need to breathe.
There is rest and rejuvenation in each breath.
There is peace in the stillness that falls upon our souls.
Don’t allow life’s difficulties to smother you. Remember to breathe and in the quietness of each breath, talk to your Heavenly Father. Give Him your burdens, your troubles, your pain and your unanswered questions. Allow Him to breathe new life within you.
You can find peace in the midst of your turmoil today –
Just remember to
*** The heartfelt words written by my friend not only reminded me of my need to stop, be still and breathe when overwhelmed with life, they also inspired me to WRITE A SONG! I hope to be able to share it with you very soon. So keep an ear out! ***