We have been through it. Hell, I guess everyone has in their own way and by no means is one person’s difficulties any greater than another’s. In fact, the perception of one’s own life cannot be viewed through anyone else’s eyes. When considering the concept of perception, I am drawn to another blogger’s discussion as to how to determine how much attention someone’s perception should actually be given to situations. I enjoyed reading this and I would certainly recommend a look if you are struggling with trying to force yourself into seeing a glass half full.
None the less, we all experience hard times and we all would like to believe that we can determine when to make the change to ascend from the ashes of misery. I would love to tell you that this is true but, I do not like to make a habit of lying. In fact, through all of our hardships, sad times, moments of grief, and sleepless nights, we would tell ourselves that the next day, the next night, the next court date, or the next breath would be the moment that we would begin to rise. NOPE! Another sad memory, postponement, or obstacle would arise and we would fall even deeper into the belief that things would never get better.
But, do you know what? They did! And once we began to rise, we decided to soar!
You cannot talk your way out of a bad time. You cannot force your way out of depression or grief or hardships. But you can keep hope and know that, beyond the darkest moments, the clouds will be at your feet!
Of course, there are ways to get through these times without allowing yourself to sink. To ascend prompted another blogger to speak of the importance of being low enough to remind you to look up to God. Maybe this is why we experience hardships. Perhaps we need to be reminded that we are not alone.
Find your strength to get through the moment then ascend beyond your wildest dreams!