“All is as it should be.” ~ Mindi Ellis, K.C. Star

Nothing Is As It Should Be

Because of where I am right now and the way my life has turned out, it’s so it’s easy to say, “all is as it should be.” But in the not-too-distant past, during my midlife divorce nightmare, I felt like nothing was as it should be. At times, I felt as if my life was the complete opposite of what it should be.

My husband loved another woman and wanted out of our marriage. Our children were confused, angry and upset. Friends didn’t quite know what to do with me. My family was having to love me along every day. And I felt discouraged, dejected, and disappointed in myself.

For most of my life, all had been pretty much everything anyone could hope for. I had a storybook life for most of those years. So I guess I was unaccustomed to deprivation and soul-wrenching despair.

“Take The Day Off!”

But now that my growing, refining experience is over, I can say that even a difficult detour into divorce despair was something that was meant to happen in a certain way.

I feel stronger than ever, my priorities are in a better place, and I realize that life has in it everything I need, even during times of doubt and struggle and outright agony. That comforting realization can happen to you.

The woman who wrote the article in the Kansas City Star, has a friend who keeps this note stuck to her mirror as a daily reminder: “Take today off, I’ve got it from here. –Love, God.” Today, let’s all “take the day off!” Let’s all realize that “all is as it should be.” We truly have absolutely everything we need even if it doesn’t seem like it on the surface.

“Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need!” ~ Psalm 21:1 (The Living Bible)

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