Do you guys remember a year ago? Some of the things I said, some of the stories I told you? If you do, you have been here for quite a while, and for that I am completely thankful, but what I am trying to say is, those were some rough times. Well, to me anyway.
I remember a time when I would wake up everyday afraid and worried, not sure what each day would have in store for me. I couldn’t even leave my home without someone with me. I felt totally alone and as if I was worthless, so much so that part of me didn’t even want to be here anymore. It was tough, not just for me, but also for those around me.
I know there were moments when I must have hurt them, and drained them emotionally, but it was never intentional. In fact, I know that if I asked them now, they wouldn’t blame me, not for one second. That’s what makes them all so wonderful!
Thankfully, those times are so far behind me. They are just distant memories which will never resurface. A past I have been freed from, mostly through my love for Christ, and the constant help from my extremely supportive friends and family.
I have never felt so happy or full of life. It’s as if my entire heart, mind and soul were made completely anew. A new me was born, along with a new, more positive outlook on life, and I am seeing the good in things I wouldn’t have noticed before. It’s the most amazing feeling I have ever had the pleasure of feeling.
I’m not saying I am free from all things bad, and that life won’t throw me anymore curve balls, but what I am saying is that when I encounter it, I know that I am more well equipped to handle these situations, more so than I would have been before. Do you know what I am saying?
The reason I am sharing this, is because I wanted to let you all know that things may be tough for a season, but they will get better, even if right now you don’t think that could be so. There is always hope and you always have a friend. In a way this was my testimony to you that no suffering lasts forever.
Believe in yourselves and know there is a light that wants to save you from the darkness. Everything will be ok!
Also, I know you may not all believe in the same things I do and that is fine, but I will leave you all with this piece of scripture as I feel it really fits with what I have just been saying and may help you with what you are going through right now.
“Suffering produces ENDURANCE, produces CHARACTER, produces HOPE!
- Romans 5:3-4