Yesterday was a down day for me. At home Chad, being a good husband, reached out and asked me to share my feelings. He never actually said he regretted asking, but the outpour had to of been more than he wanted, heck it was more than I wanted.
All of my sadness, frustration, and dark feelings amid uncertainty needed a place to go. Feelings need a place to go so they can quiet down. Feelings are so big inside they need an environment where we can trust the feelings will pass.
I think that is why the Psalms is one of my favorite books in the Bible. Preserved for thousands of years, every human emotion and reaction are bound in our most sacred text. It is like God teaching us that our emotions are not good or bad they are simply part of life that God has given us. With God we learn to treat our feelings compassion.
Family life has changed practically overnight with no classes to prepare us. All of a sudden everyday feels like the weekend! Oceans of time. And yet many of us parents are still working from home while keeping our kids occupied. Having to find ways to fill a day with young kids can truly test us even if we are healthy, supported, intelligent, resourceful adults. So if you are losing patience don't be hard on yourself.
Some teachers say that Psalm 23 was written by King David at the death of his son. He was trying to sort out life. How is God with us when tragedy comes?