Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Ability to Bounce Back...

It never ceases to amaze me how people have virtually no faith that they can cope or deal with life and its many issues, but how fast they generally are able to "bounce back". Now, this isn't always the case, in rare occasions(or maybe not so rare) people are never able to move on. I believe that we can't or won't "bounce back" until we chose to do so, most people are quite capable, but simply would rather pout and surround themselves with self pity! It is a choice most will be faced with at some point in their life, but each person handles this differently. Most are stronger and can handle far more than they ever thought possible. Although I am finding that this isn't necessarily the case, and that in all honesty, Christians seem to cope so much better than most. It's amazing what having the unconditional love of God can do for a person!
This has been my strong defense since this summer. Without God as my refuge, these last few months of my life would not have been possible to endure. I want to give him praise, and honor for all that He has done in my life, and all that He has taught me, even though some of the lessons have been hard.
Another thing I have to be thankful for, and that I am completely amazed by, has been my support group of friends. I thought that I was all alone, and there would be no one to support me, and care, but then God showed me how truly wrong I had been. I have many absolutely amazing friends, but I was so wrapped up in self pity, and avoiding actually "bouncing back" that I felt all alone. I put myself in exile for awhile, no one else put me there, I did. But lucky for me, my friends were there, and they were waiting until I realized I needed them, and would let them help. Thanks to all those that have been a shoulder to cry on, and an ear to listen! I really appreciate you guys.
Anyway, I suppose I just wanted to reflect on the strength that I have felt, and share with the others that may read this, God is real, He cares and wants to help us "bounce back" and also, you probably have friends waiting to help you too. So, don't give up, don't wallow in self pity, let yourself heal. You can do it...