“𝕐𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕗𝕒𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕚𝕤 𝕤𝕙𝕒𝕜𝕖𝕟, 𝕥𝕖𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕟’ 𝕒𝕝𝕝 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕡𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕔𝕖. 𝕎𝕙𝕖𝕟 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕙𝕚𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕓𝕠𝕥𝕥𝕠𝕞, 𝕕𝕠𝕟’𝕥 𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕘𝕖𝕥 𝕥𝕠 𝕓𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕙𝕖… 𝕝𝕖𝕥 𝕚𝕥 𝕞𝕒𝕜𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕗𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝕒 𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕥𝕝𝕖 𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕖𝕣.” ~ 𝕄𝕒𝕕𝕖 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕋𝕙𝕖𝕤𝕖 𝕓𝕪 𝕁𝕚𝕞𝕞𝕪 𝔸𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕟 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕋𝕚𝕞 𝕄𝕔𝔾𝕣𝕒𝕨
This year has been a year full of shaken faith, patience tested, and situations that will make us stronger. Situations where we may feel like we’re at our breaking point, where we feel like we don’t have the strength, and where we have to make a choice to either rely on God’s strength or try and get through by ourselves.
God has a plan in all of this though, He will use the hard times for good. Just keep fighting, let these times make you stronger, and remember it’s okay to not be okay. When you get to a point that you realize you can’t do it on your own, it’s okay to ask for help – it’s good to ask for help. We’re made to live in community and you’ll definitely need a close group of people you trust to help support you through a difficult time. Just remember to let God use those that He puts in your path, don’t resist. It’s not easy to remember that God is using it all to get you to where He wants you, although once you lean into community and lean on His strength, you’ll slowly start to heal. Trust me, I’m writing this as much to myself right now as I am to whoever is going to read this.
“𝕎𝕙𝕖𝕟 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕘𝕖𝕥 𝕥𝕠 𝕨𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦’𝕣𝕖 𝕘𝕠𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕟 𝕪𝕠𝕦’𝕝𝕝 𝕤𝕖𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕤𝕖 𝕕𝕒𝕪𝕤 𝕨𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕞𝕒𝕕𝕖 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕤𝕖.” ~ 𝕄𝕒𝕕𝕖 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕋𝕙𝕖𝕤𝕖 𝕓𝕪 𝕁𝕚𝕞𝕞𝕪 𝔸𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕟 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕋𝕚𝕞 𝕄𝕔𝔾𝕣𝕒𝕨
One day you’ll wake up and see that all the hard days prepared you for where you’re at now. That day may still be in the middle of hard days and that’s perfectly okay. God is using every second to prepare you for another second. Again though, make sure to surround yourself in community and spend time in the Word and worship. Watch for the many blessings God gives you, including people making an appearance in your life when you least expect them to, financial blessings, or maybe even an extra 5 minutes of sleep. Whatever it is, it’ll help you focus your attention on the positive things God is doing and help you move closer to the other side of the valley. You are brave, you are strong, and you will get through. 💜