Life is a roller coaster. There are ups and downs and unexpected turns and bumps – it’s truly a wild ride! Sometimes things happen in your life that hurt your heart so much you don’t want to get out of bed, you can’t get out of bed because you don’t want to face the world. Or things don’t go your way – you don’t land your dream job on your first try, or you don’t make the cut for a team. I’m here to tell you that brighter days are on their way, and you are not alone. The Lord promises He will never forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). The Word says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18). Again, you are not alone. God feels the pain you are feeling and is there enduring it with you. And with every road block in life, we’re also given options.
One of my favorite quotes is “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus
God surrounds us with beauty, special moments to remind us of His miracles. These painful moments remind us to depend on The Lord, and to remember that in heaven there is no such thing as pain. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)
When you are hit with a roadblock, a bump in the road or an unexpected turn, look up and remember The Lord’s promises. Smile. See the beauty that still surrounds you. Trust. Believe in a brighter tomorrow. And by all means, do not forget to “laugh” (Proverbs 31:25).
With love, Rebecca