kinda like a bad breakup.

This morning I woke up a little disappointed. Actually, alot.

While this little space is not a political blog and my heart is not to tear anyone down or create division - it is a place where I share my heart. I've always been one who wears my heart on my sleeve and is passionate about what I believe and feel. And though I don't want to go into a political rant, I want to share with you - my precious readers - that my heart is heavy today. Heavy - for this beautiful, free place we call America. And mostly, for Biblical morals, traditional values, and the sacredness of life that I know our God holds dear. 

This morning, I talked to my Dad and when he asked me how I felt about it, I automatically and simply stated - 

"I kinda feel like I just broke up with a boyfriend. I feel like I'm going through a bad breakup...with America."

We chuckled about it, because when ya wanna cry sometimes you just have to laugh, right?
But seriously - my heart aches with disappointment, a sense of loss, and a little sadness... for our future. And though I honor and pray for our President and all the leaders in our government, my heart is sober today. 

Perhaps you feel the same as I do. Or maybe you don't. But I think all of us can relate to that "break up" feeling - hopes dashed, dreams shattered, plans changed. 

It's so easy to fall into anxiety, fear, bitterness, and depression when something happens to cut our heart and gives us that "break up" feeling. Maybe you're going through that very thing - a break-up of a relationship. Or perhaps your "break up" feeling is due to something entirely different.

Maybe you didn't get the job you hoped for, prayed for. Maybe it's the sinking feeling of being left out of a group of girlfriends, or the disappointment that comes when life doesn't look quite like you imagined. Maybe you're concerned about your finances, your husband's career, your child's health. Maybe your heart is breaking in loneliness as you look around and ask the Lord, "Where is my Mr. Right?" Maybe you are the only one in your group of friends who can't be called "mama" - and attending baby shower after baby shower is tearing your heart right out of your chest. Or maybe your boyfriend did just break up with you and your heart is reeling. 

I am reminded today, in my disappointment, to take it to Jesus. 
To not fall into fear, anxiety, worrying, or plummet off into the depths of despair. I read this truth this morning and my heart filled with peace: 

Jesus said,

" Me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart!
I have overcome the world."

-John 16:33 

Take your sorrow to Him. Take your fear to Him. Take your disappointment and "let down" hurt feelings to Him. For, after all - He has (and will!) overcome the world.

In Him there is peace, hope, and joy - regardless of circumstances. Regardless of the people who run our government. Regardless of the ways our dreams are crushed or our hearts injured.

It's okay to cry it out, to be down and sobered in our hearts. Let's just be honest, a little bit of this went on last night, post-election --

Sometimes you just gotta break out the chocolate and trust the Lord.

May we trust the Lord, look outward, and move forward - trusting that this is all part of a "grander plan that is comin' true" (Thanks for the reminder, Rascal Flatts :) 

Outfit Stats: 

Top: Marshall's 
Dress: Express 
Watch: Michael Kors
Tights: Target 
Boots: Steve Madden
Necklace: Boutique in Santa Monica, CA.
Earrings: Forever 21 

Love, my friends.


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