After a ‘twilight zone with zombie apocalypse potential’ encounter with a very close family member I realised I had to take a step back … like way back. They say actions speak louder than words, and this person’s actions thundered at me between piercing bolts of distrust and disappointment. This was a storm of epic promotions but as I waited for the tsunami that was sure to come, I really wanted to run away and hide my head in the sand, preferring to believe that the current situation was nothing more than a very bad nightmare; I only needed to wake up. Why hadn’t someone pinched me as yet? Because I had a truth and this particular truth had to be faced. Continue reading How hard is hard?
After reading the author’s moving words with tears in my eyes and in my heart, three thoughts immediately came to mind:
- Someone is always going through something harder than you are
- We’re all walking this road called life together
- Someone else’s story could just as easily be yours
So many of us have ‘stuff’ going on … serious stuff. How do we get up and out of it? Where is the light at the end of tunnel (who moved the light in the first place)?
As we face unexpected situations which often times are no fault of our own, I encourage you to stand firm even if your life seems inordinately hard and challenging right about now, and even though it looks as if there is just no hope no matter what you do.
Having survived divorce, down-sizing and the death of loved ones I can definitely confirm that we are not alone, even when it looks that way; God will give us the strength we need to see things through to the end because He is – and always will be – with us.
So hold on to life with all your might and remember: tough times never last and joy will be yours in the morning 🙂