Let’s be honest, life can be hard. It is full of twists and turns but then again, who doesn’t enjoy a few adventures. I know there are definitely things in life happening that are so difficult to overcome. But, there are also some really awesome things.
Life is full of bad moments—like the passing of a close family member or a parental separation. Maybe abuse, or bullying in school hits a little closer to some. For others it could be mental or physical health they struggle with. At any age any number of awful things could happen. Events like these aren’t planned, and we aren’t always able to control them. People would always tell me that everything I went through God had planned for my good. God did not plan for my life to happen as it did. He gave us free will, and with that we make mistakes. However, I do believe that God has taken the circumstances I have thrown at Him in life and turned them for my good.
We try, of course, to cover them up and pretend they aren’t happening. But, we all know that doesn’t work. I personally am not someone who enjoys change. When my parents got a divorce I would constantly think what it would be like if they got back together. I think we all do that at some point or another, we wonder what it would be like if we didn’t go through our troubled times. In all honesty though, would we change it? Somethings I would understand changing. Personally everything I have been through has made me the person I am today.
Whenever troubled times happen, because we know they will, we often hear the simple little phrase, “life happens.” Since this is true—life does happen—why do we associate life with being bad? Truly, life is happening in beautiful ways all around us, but we see life as this thing that we are stuck with and just have to deal with. Life happens in light just as it happens in the dark. God gave us life so we could enjoy it; and, we need to show the world that life is beautiful—not something to fear.
Life can be hard. Don’t forget, it can also be amazing. If my parents hadn’t gotten divorced I would not be sitting here writing this right now. My entire life would be different. I wouldn’t be getting my education on the friendliest campus in the south. And I wouldn’t be dancing next to some of the most amazing women I know. I wouldn’t be a candidate for a sorority filled with God loving, incredible women. And, I wouldn’t have any of my incredible friends. Not to mention, I also love my step families—who I know my life would not be the same without.
Life happens in good ways. And, when life gets hard one of those good moments in life is on its way. Just wait and trust in God. Life isn’t all bad. You may be stressed with all that is happening in life right now—I know I am. But, you are still blessed. God has blessings coming your way. He has your back. Trust Him.
Look at your little blessing. Maybe you haven’t lost anyone close to you. Maybe you are on a team with some amazing people. It could be that you get to work on your education. Whatever it is don’t let the bad parts of life get you down when there are plenty of good things. God has blessed each one of us greatly! Even though we struggle to see it at times, the little blessings mean the most in hardships.