Don’t Keep It In

I need you to know something. It won’t take long, just a minute if you have it. I know you’re busy but please listen up. It’s important.

The loneliness you’re feeling right now. The anxiousness for the future. The decision fatigue that’s holding you down. The moments when you’re sure you’ll break. The moments you do. The grief. The brokenness. The tears you can’t hold back any longer. The overwhelm. The worry. The words that lash out with regret. The numbness. The confusion. The fear. The heartbreak. The sorrow. The disappointment. The way you feel stuck.

Sad tired woman touching face having headache or depression

Repeat after me.

“This is NOT WHO I am. This is how I FEEL.

I am not alone.

I am loved.

Tomorrow is a new day. ”

Sweet one, don’t keep it in. Don’t hide it away in shame.

Don’t let it be a secret, worrying that you’ll be judged or believing that everyone else is fine.

It’s not just you! Others will understand.

Tell someone. Tell anyone. Let them know what you’re feeling.

Name it. Release it. That’s when it starts to lose its grip.

Then repeat after me.

“This is NOT WHO I am. This is how I FEEL.

I am not alone.

I am loved.

Tomorrow is a new day.”

Repeat it as many times as you need to, until you believe it.

Then say a prayer, and pray that prayer as many times as you need to, until you feel peace.

Deep breath in.


Be free.



14 thoughts on “Don’t Keep It In

  1. So encouraging and practical. Thank you!

    1. Hannah, I’m so glad to know you think so. Thank you! 💕

  2. What a beautiful message. We keep our pain hidden but God carefully develops a community of believers around you to strengthen, hold and sharpen you.

    1. Thank you, Alicia 💕 That’s so very true! And in turn, we have the opportunity to be that community to others because of the ways in which we’ve suffered 💞

  3. This post is so encouraging. Thank you.

    1. Aw ❤️ Thanks so much, Kristie!!

  4. Affirmations are so powerful! They can transform our minds and renew our faith when we use them! Thank you for this encouraging post!

    1. ❤️❤️❤️ I agree. It’s important we speak love over our lives and the lives of those around us. Thanks so much for reading and sharing, Ashley!

  5. Don’t keep it in! So many times we feel expected as moms to have it all together but we were made to need God and one another. Great advice.

  6. That’s so true, Arrica. He created us with purpose, for His glory & for community ❤️ Thanks for reading & sharing!!

  7. susanhomeschooling May 25, 2020 — 11:13 pm

    “This is not WHO I am. This is how I FEEL.” I love it!

    1. Susan, I’m so glad! ❤️❤️ Thanks for reading & sharing 😊

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