I seriously admire those people who try to help others get through difficult periods of their lives. Because I am also one of them.
Several times, I have found myself in situations when I needed to look someone in the eyes and tell them that everything is going to be ok, even when in my heart, I feared that I probably had been lying.
You see, it’s a good thing to try to help those around us with words of encouragement, motivation, and inspiration, whenever possible. But what do you do when faced with a very dire situation where you are certain or think that there is no light at the end of the tunnel?
Some years ago, I had to go talk to someone who had tried everything she possibly could to find a solution to a nagging problem that had plagued her for a long time.
She had talked to family, friends, co-workers and everybody she felt she could talk to about her problem. She had also, even talked to God about the problem. But, in spite of that, it didn’t feel or look like anything was going to come out of all her efforts.
Her situation was bleak, and without a faint glimmer of hope or light, at the end of the tunnel. And I became tasked with the responsibility of trying to convince her somewhat, that things would eventually turn out fine.
As I contemplated the best approach to communicate my message across to her, I thought about those times that all hope had felt lost for me.
I remembered those times when I stayed up at night, shedding silent tears, that my husband hadn’t even known that while he slept, I had been battling with my problems in the darkness of our room.
Those times definitely felt like there was no light at the end of the tunnel. Those periods felt like the darkest periods of my life. They were the ones when I felt like there was no way out, or that no one was left to help me out of my situation.
Except for One person. And that person is the One who holds our lives in His hands. He is the One that sees the end from the beginning of a matter. And He knows every single detail of whatever we might be going through.
And even when all hopes felt lost, He always did show up on the scene to calm the storm.
You see, sometimes, things happen for which we have no explanations for. Many times, we do not even have the answers to so many questions. And at other times, we may not even know why certain things happen.
During those periods, it can really feel as if there is no light at the end of the tunnel. But, if we hold on, and continue to trust the One who has our best interests at heart, not only would we see the glimmer of light, but it would not only glimmer but would be overwhelmingly bright, that we may even stand the risk of being blinded when that light eventually shines through.
So, that was exactly what I said to that young lady. Even though it felt like there was no hope of that glimmer of light, I just told her to find the strength to hold on, and trust God.
And thankfully, she took me by my words, because, the light eventually did shine through for her. And on a whim, all her previous pains, sorrowing and heartaches were gone!
So, have you gotten to your wits end? Are you overwhelmed with all the problems and distractions that this life has to offer? Have you tried everything else, and gotten to that point where you think there is no light at the end of the tunnel?
Try God. Trust Him, that He would turn that very dire situation around, and give you a light that would shine so brightly, you may even get blinded by its glare.
Nothing is too difficult for Him. He holds the times and seasons in His hands. And He is definitely more than able!
Wishing you all the very best,
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