Hard Times: A Friend or a Foe?

August 18, 2014 7:18 PM

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As humans, we go around thinking that when we are going through hard times in our life it's an awful test and God just doesn't like us -- we struggle financially, things aren't going right at work or we have a sick child. In the past, I have spent days crying, questioning God on why I had to go through the challenge at that time. Did I really need my car to break down on the day I had the biggest job interview of my life? Why does my child have to break his ankle the night before I have a huge presentation and I have to spend the night in the ER? The sudden loss of a loved one who was suffering from cancer -- why me? Why did a certain friend have to stab me in the back? Those were the times when as a human I needed to grow up fast and face things. I didn't want to, I wanted things to come easy to me happiness everywhere rainbows all around, that really was not what I wanted?

Then I think of the good times -- like when I spent time with loved ones.. yes they do make me smile. We all wish those times could come back, the times we laughed so hard we cried. We focus so much on being happy all the time, but what do we learn from those happy moments? We learn gratitude, we le...

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