Reentry

ReentryReentry can be rough. I have no room to complain, I was just on a super fun trip with my family, but getting back to life, back to reality, back to work, school? Ugh. Take me back to the beach.

Plus I think I caught a cold from that questionable bathroom I visited in the wee hours of the morning. (See what I did there?)

But seriously, why is getting back into the swing of things so hard? It’s not like I didn’t know what was coming. I mean we go back to school in mid-August EVERY YEAR. This is not new. And I’ve had a job since I was 18 so that’s not new either. What gives?

I think it might be a feeling of hopelessness or sadness that tends to come against us after we do something very special, something memorable. Am I the only one that experiences this?

I don’t know why it happens, but I know what to do when it does.

First of all, I recognize that it’s the devil. He’s the one who comes and lies to us and tells us we suck and nothing will ever be good again. He’s the one who makes us feel hopeless. He’s the one that brings sadness and dread.

Next, I fight back.

The world goes to drugs, alcohol, food, sleep, etc. The children of God go to His Word.

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. (Deuteronomy 31:8)
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7)
If the LORD delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm;  though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand. (Psalm 37:23-24)
The Word of God is the bottom line defense against hopelessness, sadness, and general funk. It’s just a matter of picking up your weapon and using it.
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One thought on “Reentry

  1. Sue Jester says:

    Juli, You are always in “real time”, you bring such entertainment and wisdom to your blogs. The last line of this one brings home the true reality of being a Christian…we have a choice! Great blog as usual! Sue

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