Life can be challenging at times. It can be tough and full of hard experiences. It can be unforgiving.
But I believe in God. I may not be a religious person, and I admit that you don’t see me much at Sunday church. But I believe.
My belief is strong, nonetheless, in a powerful being who looks our for and cares for the people on this planet. God certainly game me strength when I needed it.
It was not so long ago when I faced the worst year of my life. Things had gone from bad to worse in a hurry and I didn’t know what to do. It seemed like I had lost all control and there was no way to stop the bad things.
I can see what happened now more clearly and I understand the reasons behind it all, but I was lost when it was happening in real time. It just seemed like a never-ending catastrophe, a quicksand of awfulness which had no escape and I seemed to sink lower with each small movement.
The hardest part was that there was nobody to talk to about it all. The things were too emotional to discuss and too hard to explain. It seemed that there was no one to turn to, and that was the hardest part of all.
I felt God back then. I prayed for the strength to get past everything that was happening to me.
I knew that God would see me through my darkest hour. I read scriptures and important passages to remind me that the Lord is powerful.
Above all, I believed that God was with me and beside me, that He would walk with me through the dark valley.
I knew myself that I needed to be resilient. Life is not only good times and laughter. You have to be able to withstand that challenges that await you and be ready for them.
Resilience is being able to bounce back when you get knocked down, so that you can start to to overcome the obstacles and hurdles that hinder you. Things can get bad at times, but you have to find the tenacity to succeed in life.
I was able to get past my troubles with the Lord right by my side. If you are experiencing a series of misfortunes, make sure you remember that God can give you strength and guidance.
GOOD THINGS AWAIT
Another thing that helped me a lot was to remind myself that good things were on the way, if I could just get past what was happening to me. I believed that to be true and, sure enough, the months and years afterward got a lot better than before, in so many different ways.
If you ae in a hard time and difficult period, please remember that you are loved, that God will give you the strength you need, and that you will get through this dark period. You just have to get to the other side of it. Good things are waiting for you on the other side of your troubles.