I have not been myself for awhile now. This morning, God was working on my heart and finally called me out during my quiet time with Him. “Stop pretending. Stop…pretending. I am here. Take off the mask. I see you. It’s okay to not be okay.” Wow. And in that moment I admitted to my Father, “You’re right. I’m not okay.” Actually admitting it out loud was somewhat relieving. It took some of the pressure off my chest and let me shed tears that had been building up for months. We don’t always have to be the happy, strong, brave, funny person all of the time. It’s okay to admit when we’re not okay. “Turn all your anxiety over to God because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) Let God’s peace wrap you in comfort during these moments. He’s here. He’s present and He loves you. Take off your mask and let yourself be “not okay”.