There comes a time in life when we stop believing! A time we lose our faith to doubt and stop living; our hope to fears and stop dreaming; our pride to shame and start grieving. It is the moment we grow hatred for our own image, when our shadows become our worst enemy and failure, a friend. The moment when our bravery enters a grave, too quiet to be heard and our eyes like an ocean, too watery to dry.
We become weaker than the weakest, yet stronger than the strongest. Drenched by rainy days, rain too heavy for a decade’s sunshine to dry, soul too broken for a smile to bury. Pains become a norm and sorrow a culture, with a heart too heavy for our body to marry. We become a burden to our body, a cross too huge for our shoulders to carry. And fighting back isn’t an option, not after bleeding your strength to death. Your pride becomes wounded, your ego grounded. You feel so forgotten, so forsaken like a tow truck parked on the highway, no one could guess if it needs a push. Then, you start to question your existence.
Having to hold on, even after reality says otherwise is an act of bravery we rarely share; an act of tenacity, of endurance, not giving up on everything even when the world would understand if we did. Living each day as it comes with the genuine leftover of faith in our heart, even though faded is hard. One thing is certain, when God pushes us to the edge of difficulties, the purpose is clear, it is either to catch us when we fall or teach us how to fly. So don’t curse while you cry because if only you knew the great smile beyond those tears, you would gladly weep.
“To no one shall we assign a burden more than he can bear”. God gives the hardest battles to His strongest soldiers. It can only mean one thing – He believes in your strength. It is high time you did the same. The deeper the ditch, the greater your strength.
When it is time for the sun to shine, it will shine brightly but you need to understand that God needs to prepare you for the rays.
Remember, the hardship you go through shows the magnitude of your strength, treat it like a privilege.