Pick your pieces and carry on

“…Just 15 months after Carrie was born, Jay was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer, and we were pulled into swirling vortex of panic, depression, anxiety, and fear. We were desperate to find any reason to hope, but the situation, I can only now admit, was hopeless…” [Katie Couric, The Best Advice I Ever Got]

Twelve years later Katie is still moving on with life. Maybe not the way she‘d wanted it to be, but she adjusted to the new challenges. 

Life can throw stuff at you, but don’t give up. Without challenges, it would not be life. If for a moment you look at where you are today and trace back to where you have come from, you will be very proud of yourself. That illness did not kill you, that accident did not maim you, that failure did not devastate you, that job loss did not break you. You will realize time that you have learnt how to strengthen yourself even at the worst of the moments.

That is what David did. He says on Psalms 121:1-4 “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep”.

When you are overwhelmed, lift your eyes to the Lord, for he who watches over you does not slumber or sleep. That’s why harm has not overwhelmed you, that is why that death in the family did not destroy you, that is why that layoff did not harm you, that is why you are still standing!


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