It’s going to be Okay

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My sister sent me a picture of this quote she found in a doctor’s office.

The message: “Everything is going to be okay.”

She was having a few tests done that could potentially reveal some health issues. Her tests came back normal.

I thought it was an interesting quote to have on the wall at a doctor’s office where not everyone’s tests come back “normal.”

My mind seemed to focus on the word EVERYTHING.

Swirling all around me was everything that wasn’t seemingly okay: divorce, suicide, mental health, cancer, financial struggle, physical ailments, spiritual struggles. This all within my own immediate circle.

Everything… Everything… Everything…

None of it seemed okay.

And then my mind flashed back to several scenes from my past where I had felt these fearful feelings before. When my firstborn baby had a mysterious illness. When we lost every penny of our life savings to fraud. When 6 months pregnant I had surgery for appendicitis. When I didn’t know where my family was going to live. When at the beginning of the month I had $300 in my dresser drawer, every penny available to me was already borrowed, and there was no income in sight.

I also remembered how in the middle of each of these times I had this feeling settle over me.

“It is going to be okay. Everything is going to be okay.”

It is a faith that is sometimes only earned through trial. It is all going to work out in the end, and if it doesn’t then it isn’t the end.

Somehow for me it has always been okay, even when it didn’t turn out to be the “okay” that I wanted.

Sometimes the okay has to come from God himself.

But everything will be okay.

Remembering in the middle of your “everything” that it is going to be “okay” makes all the difference.