Pull it Together

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Have you ever been commanded to pull yourself together while you were suffering? I’ve had that harsh expectation placed on my hurting heart many times throughout my life … sometimes it is an order I even give myself.

But it is the right? Is it really healthy to just get a grip and pull it together? Does a stiff upper lift really promote healing when hope is threadbare and the agony surrounding you pulls you down deep?

In my latest (in)Courage post, I write about loss, about unrealistic expectations to pull it together. I explore how one woman in the Bible didn’t pull it together … in fact, her display of grief led someone to think she was drunk out of her mind!

Will you join me in bringing light to the truth this misconception often conceals? You can read the entire post here.