Thursday, April 02, 2015

Dealing with Adversity

I am no stranger to adversity, and I know many of you are not either. This thought came to mind the other day, and it is still lingering. "You've already come through much worse than you are going through now. You have survived!"

Maybe someone reading this needs that reminder. You have survived some tough things. Whatever is happening in your life right now, know that God's got this! He is holding you in the palm of His hand. His Word says that He will never leave or forsake you. Even during some of my most challenging health issues, I can look back and say that God was there. Did it feel like it? No!

He was there in words of encouragement from my mom.
He was there in support from my family.
He was there even when I thought I was alone. I couldn't see Him with my eyes, but He was evident in the little things.

A laugh. An attempt at a joke to make me forget about the pain. A song. A phone call.

I can't call each one of you on the phone, so this blog post will have to do. I just want to tell you that things WILL get better. I don't know when and I don't know how. I just choose to trust in His grace that is above and beyond anything I could ever think. God is more than enough for you, friend. He is more than enough for the Mama who has a baby with special needs. He is more than enough for the young woman who doesn't think anyone loves her. God has made each of you triumphant! Even if you don't believe it, begin to say, "I AM an overcomer. I am triumphant in Christ! I am not going under. I am going over all the obstacles in my life."

This season of adversity won't last forever. You will make it! If you don't have the strength for anything else, just keep putting one foot in front of the other. As long as you keep moving forward, you can't go wrong.