I have a friend.
A "country" friend ya'll.
And when it's been "one of those days" she refers to herself as "a hot mess".
The first time I heard her say that phrase I about peed in my pants.
I'd never heard such a thing, ha!
You know what, though?
It's OKAY to be a hot mess sometimes?
It's okay if you feel like you're falling apart.
It's certainly not the best feeling in the world, but it's OKAY.
It means you are normal.
It means life happens and you are honest enough to not deny that there are parts of "life" that downright hurt.
It means that the kids are doing everything BUT obey.
It means that people disappoint.
It means the funds weren't in the account.
It means that the health of a loved one has failed.
And it's ok to be a hot mess as you lean on Christ to get you through it.
You just can't stay there!
Get the help you need if you are having a hard time getting out of that hot mess.
Find the friends that encourage and walk with you through the real ups and downs of life.
You are going to have times where you are falling apart.
Everyone does, even if YOU don't see it.
You just can't stay there.