Updated: Oct 7, 2020
What do you do when you feel like you simply cannot go through a new set of challenges? How do you convince yourself to stay calm when the reality is harsher than you could have envisioned? Where do you turn when your back is against the wall and you have run out of options? How do you get yourself to stop asking “why this, why now, why me”? What do you say when people ask “how are you?” and you really can’t give an honest answer because of the appropriate disclosure rule? How do you keep on going as if all is well & everything is fine when you are walking through fire and feeling the burn? Who do you call on when everyone is dealing with their own stuff and trying to make it themselves? These are indeed tough questions which require a response. The only answer I can come up with is STAND STILL AND SEE.
When it is all said and done, and we have successfully fooled the crowd into thinking that all is bright and beautiful in our world, we still have to feel every fear, confront every battle & deal with all the questions that threaten to rip us apart. Human nature tends to dictate a panic response; some way to feel as if we are in control by throwing an emotional tantrum, or acting out due to fear. The frailty of our human composition makes us want to quiet the silent scream by doing stuff, working harder, or pushing beyond our limit to fix things. But all we really need to do when the questions cannot be answered and the feelings are overwhelming is to STAND (make no sudden moves or rash knee jerk reactions), STILL (by being calm, cool and collected in the midst of the turbulence) and SEE (the power and might of our GOD at work in our situation, by choosing rational optimistic thinking and having faith even it’s a tiny ounce). As I prepare to tackle another day of challenges, my response to each of the questions which forced me out of bed is the STAND STILL AND SEE what MY GOD is up to; only He can turn the impossible into possible and make things beautiful and bearable. I have no answer to life’s tough questions, but I am sheltered in the arms of God and He’s got it all in control.