By Fenix George
"Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness,
and broke away their chains.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
for he breaks down gates of bronze
and cuts through bars of iron." (Psalm 107: 13-16)
We all encounter hardships, struggles and even situations where we feel we can never get out of. This is most believable when things seem to get even more worse than possible. It's easy to give up, and so sometimes, we do. What this verse means to me is that, as long as we're still breathing and waking up every morning, it's another day and another chance to work towards the outcomes we may want, and/or find that strength we once owned. I've been through many obstacles and am currently going through them. Yes, sometimes I do feel like throwing in the towel; it just seems so easy. But that's just it, it's too easy. Things that are worth it are never that easy. I know that any bad situation I've faced, I've managed to pull through and push forward. And as much as I may feel that my current obstacles are hard to get through, I can't give up because I've done this before. I've experienced similar tests, and similar feelings before. With my faith, I do know that everything will be okay. Most important, no matter the struggle or hardship, it's important to stay grateful. Gratitude also brings forth positivity and healing. It definitely is beneficial to find the good in every situation. There is a God and he is definitely on our side.