It’s OK to not be OK
by Jason Romano
Give all your worries and cares to God because He cares about you.
1 Peter 5:7
The other day I was scrolling through Facebook and came upon a song called “When We Fall Apart” from an artist named Ryan Stevenson. I hit play and turned up the volume and just listened. And then I hit play again and listened again, and a third time I listened.
This song was written by Ryan about coping with the loss of his mother 10 years ago to bone cancer.
I’m not currently going through anything like what Ryan sings about in losing his mother, but I know that a storm is going to come someday. Obviously I’d prefer that it didn’t, but it is coming. And the verse above comforts me to know that God cares about me and my life.
But I also know that when life comes at us, at our worst moments, it is indeed OK to not be OK. It’s OK to not try and hide your emotions, and it is most definitely OK to not put on a happy face all of the time.
Below are the words to the chorus of Ryan’s song. I want you to just read that this week and remember that sometimes, the only way to heal a broken heart is when we fall apart.
Have a great week!
“It’s okay to cry, it’s okay to fall apart
You don’t have to try, to be strong when you are not
And it may take some time to make sense of all your thoughts
But don’t ever fight your tears ’cause there is freedom in every drop
Sometimes the only way to heal a broken heart
Is when we fall apart”
– Ryan Stevenson, When We Fall Apart
Jason Romano is a speaker, author, media consultant and church leader with over 20 years of professional broadcasting experience on the regional and network level. Jason is now the host and producer of the Sports Spectrum podcast where he interviews athletes, coaches, and other personalities on the intersection of sports and faith.
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