Eyes above the water
In life we learn quickly that not everything will always go according to what we want. It’s very easy to be positive and hopeful when everything’s going right, but when things seem to be hitting a rough patch then that’s where the true test of faith lies.
It’s easy to give someone advice to cheer up and stay hopeful while they’re enduring a trial, but when it comes to be our turn during a trial, we often forget our own advice. Do not dwell on what’s going wrong or what has failed to happen. In every situation, look to God. We endure these trials but in the end, we survive and we come out stronger than before. God has now given us the strength and durability to take on the next challenge. Not only are we capable of doing this, but we are now able to help another person who may go through the same. Within every trial and season, lies an abundant amount of blessings. Instead of asking why, or accepting things may happen to us because we deserve them, thank God. Thank Him for allowing this to be another stepping stone in molding you into the daughter you were born to be. When we embrace the trials, we are embracing the blessings behind them.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, ”plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.