Are you going through a rough patch in your life right now? These stories from our readers will inspire you to keep going and put your trust in Him!
Long and Winding Road
Literally right after my Tatay passed away, my marriage ended because my husband was cheating on me. With one tragedy after another, I questioned God. A couple of years later, I fell in love with a chef who so reminded me of Tatay. At that point, I was still asking God why He allowed me to marry only to have my ex-husband cheat on me. It was then that I realized it was His way of allowing me to fulfill my father’s wish: to walk me down the aisle in his lifetime. Now I thank the Lord every day for everything He has made me go through. For it miraculously led me to where I am now, right by the side of the man I love, and another love destined to become my greatest—my daughter.
It was a Sunday and I was feeling down, worried, anxious, and stressed about opening a restaurant. For some weird reason, that same day, I talked with the people involved (without showing them how I was really feeling) and they gave me positive feedback. My mood changed and I was suddenly charged and excited about the whole thing. Thinking about it, I was teary-eyed knowing that it was God who did all that for me even though I didn’t go to church that day. He reminded me that He literally won’t leave me nor forsake me. Our God is a good God.
Always with Me
I went through a depressive state and I even considered taking my own life just so the pain would stop. I kept on praying, but the pain was so overwhelming. I didn’t know where to start to get over the situation. Then a stranger came to me. He told me his story and I was surprised that we were almost in the same situation. At that moment, I felt God saying “I’m still here. Who said you are alone in this?” I found a friend that day; we cried together, we healed together. He encouraged me to serve God again. I realized that even if I felt heavy, God would find a way to make me feel that I was not alone in my ordeal. Through that person, He made me realize that He is always with me.