i have realized that all of our lives are a mess in one way or another. and it really only gets better when we recognize and admit it. trying to pretend that everything is just a bed of roses when it is not, only prolongs any help in our lives at all. we all need God's mercy and we all need God's grace to empower us to get through and overcome the difficulties that are presented to us in our lives. it really helps me to be able to love and nurture others when i do not expect them to be perfect and know that they need help to get through stuff that is handed to them. and it really helps me to be able to love myself when i see myself with the same perspective.
we truly are all a mess in need of a Savior every single minute of every single day of our lives!