A few days ago, sitting at the bus stop while it rained, I got lost in thought. I have been through a lot of trials and was by faith picturing my outcome in ways that were larger than I could ever imagine, but at the same time, a bit of doubt crept into my heart. (you know that fear and doubt that comes knocking when you are trusting and believing that everything will be alright?)
At that very moment that doubt came into my heart, I looked up and right across the road towards a small park and saw birds flying around and then gathered to eat. It was so beautiful watching them in the rain, and at that point, it occurred to me. If God, our heavenly Father can feed these birds, how much more me, His own daughter, created in His image and likeness.
I don't know who I may be talking to right now, whatever you may be going through at this moment, know that it is a phase. Remember everything that has a beginning also has an end. It is very tough when it is you going through it, trust me, I know. I know it can feel very frustrating and annoying when you get advice from people and it makes you feel like they can't ever understand.
No matter how hard or difficult it is or feels right now, find your happy place, look for what can put a smile on your face. Stay happy and stay positive. Don't allow the stress/ worries/ trials/ problems/ situation drown you or overtake you.
For me, when I go into worship and praise, I get filled up and find my happy place and I am able to let go and be happy.
Do not allow anything to steal your smile or joy. Refuse to allow anything that will stop you from being happy. Once you are determined to stay happy, you will find you no longer focus on the situation but rather you will be working on a solution to the situation.
You will surely have a reason to smile and celebrate soon. Stay focused, stay strong. God has a plan better and bigger than you can ever think or imagine.