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It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

By Sheila Walsh

“It’s okay not to be okay because we’re not home yet. It’s okay not to be enough because God doesn’t ask us to be… Jesus is not a hashtag to add on to your life. He wants to be your everything.”

– Sheila Walsh

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We all need help sometimes, and we all experience seasons where we do not feel okay as the storms of life threaten to overcome us. But what can we do when things are not okay? Can we even call ourselves faithful Christians if we are stuck in a rut of struggles, reliving past hurts, overcome by our pain, or even worse… angry and God? It may seem easier to pretend things aren’t as they are. It may be easier to put on our happy face and ‘fake it until we make it’, but God desires our healing. He desires His peace, joy, and hope to reign in our lives. In the middle of our mess, He wants to be our everything. We may not be okay, but Jesus doesn’t ask us to be. He is simply looking for a willingness for us to take a step, to trust Him, and to worship Him; despite our circumstances, pain, and lack of understanding.

This book is not about self-help; it is about God help. Jesus is not asking us to be enough; He is enough! When things are not okay in our lives, I could not think of a more honest and practical guide to cling to. “It’s never too late to start again… and there is healing and freedom in just taking the first step”. Take the first step. You’ll realise that the true hero in the story is Jesus, and when you’ve reached the end of yourself, His unconditional love will move in – and never fail you.

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