Life has a funny way of working sometimes. Just when you think everything’s all right, you get blindsided by something out of left field. Not only does it hit you in complete surprise but it often hurts. In an effort to find comfort we look for answers and meaning hoping to rationalize the situation. Knowing nothing in our power can change the outcome there’s a greater likelihood that we’ll live more cautiously in order to guard ourselves against future pain.

I tend to believe that everything happens for a reason and that as painful as some situations are, there’s a reason for it. It’s been said that ‘God doesn’t waste a hurt’ and though I don’t always understand why some things have to happen the way they do, there’s a higher purpose. One that will likely shape and prepare me for something greater.

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