Hey lovelies! I've been reading "Out of Sorts" by Sarah Bessey and it's so refreshing but as soon as I put it down and continue in my desert (which is mostly of my own unintentional making over the past few years) I find myself feeling so drained and overwhelmed, lonely, and confused. Like you, Chelsea, I am in the desert and I am ready for the view to change. It doesn't help that I'm not dealing with it well. It's almost an addiction to respond childishly because I have for my whole life--kinda twisted I know. Really, this desert I'm going through is having me struggling with all the categories--except for fun, though there are those little oasis moments that are actually fun. So if any of y'all who see this and understand my rambling could pray for me, it would mean a lot. Thanks.

Posted in: Other on August 16, 2016

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  • September 6, 2016

    Chelsea, thank you so much for your wise, gracious words!
    This is going to be so hard. Thank you so much for your prayers and reminding me I am not so alone and misunderstood as I think I am. <3

  • September 5, 2016

    Girl, everything you're feeling is absolutely normal. Don't beat yourself up for feeling like your time in the desert is a struggle - because it is! It is draining, it is overwhelming, it is lonely and confusing. But like you said, you do still have those oasis moments. It's not always bad all the time. Optimism and hope come easier some days, and others it just seems like nothing is ever going to change. I get it. I wish I could tell you there's a way to "fix" your mindset. But I think that's different for everyone. It's something you have to learn in the wilderness. It's possibly the purpose of the wilderness. As you wander, you have to let yourself feel everything, walk through each and every thought and emotion, learn how and why you feel the way you feel, and come face to face with the Father who understands it all and is walking in the wilderness with you. (I'm speaking this as much to myself as I am to you!) Praying for you, friend, as we both try to figure out how to navigate this desert season together. - Chelsea, AGLM