Fear is so crippling.
We convince ourselves that if the thing we fear were to actually happen that we wouldn't be okay.
And not being okay, well, that is what we're really afraid of, isn't it?
I am living proof that even when bad things happen to you, you're going to be okay.
Because you are strong and resilient.
How do I know?
Well, we all are when we have to be. That's what struggles and trials have taught me — that I will survive whatever comes my way.
Don't get me wrong. I don't always handle it with grace. But deep down, I know it won't end me.
You will figure it out.
You will soldier on.
Through tear-stained cheeks you will fight the urge to flee. Or hide. Or give up. Because you know there is no way around it. You can only go through.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
And the blessing and the hope is you won't be alone when you do.
No matter what happens, you’re going to be okay.
Holley Gerth (today's Coffee for Your Heart)