This is for the broken hearted. Those whose days are long and nights are even longer. Those who find themselves anxious, stressed out, angry, hopeless, or the pain just never seems to end.
Maybe your spouse betrayed you, or you’re going through a divorce. Perhaps you’ve lost a loved one, or are facing your last days. You could be caring for a sick relative, or are sick yourself. Maybe you don’t know how you’re going to put food on the table, are struggling with addictions or know someone who is. Maybe you’re just plain fed up.
Whatever you are facing in this life, know that you are not alone. There have been seasons in my life that were so dark, and it seemed the storm would never end. Those were heart wrenching times, but what made it seem worse was that nobody understood. They couldn’t. They weren’t me.
I want you to know, it doesn’t matter. The truth is, nothing will be the same again. You will never be the same again. You have a choice to make, whether you will let it damage you or whether you will let it grow you. You can turn pain into gain, let a struggle propel you to freedom.
Take a moment right now to look at the stars. Next to them we are so small, they are so beyond our understanding. In the same way, your difficulties are only a handful of all the days of your life. Life’s circumstances are beyond our understanding. The pain will lessen, circumstances will change, as they always do.
Look at the people around you, they need you. Yes you. Don’t let this take that away too. Today I challenge you, choose joy. Choose to smile. Choose to rise above. Choose victory. Choose healing. Choose love. Choose to make your story a beautiful one. Choose prayer, and don’t lose faith. Watch for the little blessings that come your way. Maybe one is that you are reading this right now. You are not alone, we never are.