"They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support." - Psalm 18:18
God gave me this verse today and so I read it through a few times. I'm not particularly in the day of my disaster but maybe some of you reading this are. The word that jumped out at me was the word 'my'. So it's not necessarily a world-wide disaster (although it could be that) but it's YOUR disaster. What constitutes a disaster for you? Did you have an accident with your car or did your house flood? I think the word 'disaster' would be different for each of us. However, if you feel that what you're dealing with is disastrous then it is, indeed, your disaster.
I'm not a fan of pity-parties but I do believe that we need to feel our pain, frustration and disappointment when we are dealing with hard things. It doesn't make you a bad Christian to acknowledge things that are hard for you. Again, for each of us, disaster might mean very different things. Don't negate your pain. Own it and feel it. That is what's going to help you move on.
We all face hard things in life from time to time. Can I make a few suggestions for getting through hard things?
First of all, as I already said, acknowledge your pain and frustration. Be honest with yourself. Second of all, be honest with God. Go to Him and tell him all that you are feeling. Thirdly, have a good friend who can be both a good support but also bring in a good perspective. And fourth, don't try to hurry the process. Deal with it in the way that is good for you and remember to do some good self-care in this time.
Hard stuff is a part of life but we have a faithful God who is always walking beside us in all things. For more encouragement, go to Psalm 18 and read verse 19!