I Believe in God. I Believe in his Son, Jesus. I believe He came to save me, and I feel like I’ve been working pretty diligently at trying to figure out what I am here for and how I can help others.
And yet, I am a Hot Mess.
Despite prayer, burying myself in Christian podcasts, trying to go to Church and dragging my family with me, I’ve yet to figure out what peace feels like. By 8:01 a.m. after getting the kids off to school, and sometimes sooner, I’ve already wanted to strangle my children, have probably cussed (ok, definitely have cussed), and have questioned my purpose on earth at least 3 times – not to mention my worthiness to walk the planet or to be a mother.
I get back down on my knees and pray again (or just sit on the toilet and want to weep.)
I’m a tough case. I started at an early age as a picker-of-locks and a fairly good thief. I lied about everything, even when I didn’t want to lie. I was a miserable kid, felt like I never measured up or fit in, and it set the tone for much of my early adult life. My coping style was to try and fake being like everyone else, becoming a mimic to try and fit in.
It left me empty. It left me angry. I was angry at God. I blamed Him for making me different and so utterly unprepared to be happy or to succeed in this world. Maybe I’m still blaming Him or resenting Him for my struggles even when I know better.
Dear God. I want to love You. I want You in my life. I know my life has gotten immeasurably better since you came into it: that I am still sitting here today is a testament to that. If I harbor hatred or resentment, I ask you to remove it. Help me.
And if you can send some Angels over my house to help protect and keep the rotten out, and maybe help me remain sane for one more day, that would be very much appreciated.