Today I heard someone say, “We don’t know how strong our faith is until it is tested.”
I immediately felt myself tune into the moment. It felt like my Higher Power had specifically placed this conversation in front of me, as if trying to get my attention.
I have learned that each time I walk through a trial, a test, and come out the other side, my courage builds and my faith strengthens.
I have suffered many painful losses in my life, and yet I have been able to make it through each crisis and move forward.
It takes courage to walk through despair…
It takes courage to make decisions that are difficult to make…
It takes courage to stand up and keep walking on a spiritual path when it feels like the Universe is knocking us down.
But each time I rise, strong in my faith, full of courage, I am reminded once again that life will always be full of hardship and pain and that I must stay my spiritual course, and let faith and courage guide me through troubled times, so that I will find peace and happiness, once again, on my spiritual path.
“Dear God, help me to remain strong in my faith. Help me to have strength when I feel lost and alone.”
Had tears in my eyes reading this one today. I am learning to walk through despair, pushing through “triggered” events and moments, grief, sadness, and loss. Lost a good friend at Thanksgiving on top of all else this year. I feel strength and faith to move through these things but there are days when one feels, and one has to remember, that we’re going to be continually tested along the way. It’s going to take an extra dose of courage moving through the holidays this year.
Thank you for a great post.
Well I’m moving through the holidays again this year ! How the time is moving … The loss of my father before Christmas … each year reminds me of pain of loss , but there is so much that’s great to remember .
I never realized how much courage /strength we can have when we have to make our own way and our own decisions — Some days it’s difficult ! But having faith as well as having purpose ,and hope, help along the way.
Time will move you through, P! Just hang in there… you have made SO much progress! big HUG, D.
Thanks do much, D… Hugs to you too! Have made it this far… Much thanks to you and your experience and sharing . Happy holidays!