Enough courage to make it through
by, 09-23-2010 at 09:55 PM (960 Views)
Sometime I think to myself, the age old question, "Why me? Why did it happen to me?"
Nothing in my life has ever just been "easy." I worked for most everything I own, I lost my Father at a very early age, I've watched my sisters "cut" themselves to deal with pain, I've been in the same room as a child while someone did drugs...etc, etc.
Then I think about how pathetic I sound. How ungrateful I sound.
Yes, I have experienced a lot of heartbreak in my life. More so than any 21 year old will experience. Yet:
Am I alive?
Am I healthy?
Am I breathing?
Do I have enough for my basic needs?
I can answer yes to all four of those questions... So the better question is: why am I not thankful? Everyone goes through hardships, trials, tribulations. Everyone's road is rocky. Everyone hit's speed bumps. But what counts is how we deal with it and I wanna deal with mine with a smile on my face, with enough courage to continue and enough faith to make it through.
“Give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs" - Proverbs 30:8b-9, NLT